Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by henry2513, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. henry2513

    henry2513 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2011
    Los Angeles, Ca

    Weighs 6.1 lbs. It's extremely resonant and has a really full and defined low end and sings up high too.

    I was hesitant to get this since I already have a GWB-1 (which I'll sell soon) and wasn't sure it would be a major upgrade but it is. The finished rosewood board is awesome.
  2. 77stingray

    77stingray Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    I thought GWB1005's had an ebanol board. Did they change that? I have a GWB2 on the way and if I love it I am contemplating getting a fretless, but it will have to be used. Can you give your impression of the differences between the 1005 and the GWB1? I know that the ramp is fully adjustable with threaded inserts and that these are hand made by one person - but I guess your impressions are what I am looking for. Thanks.
  3. mmmusicman


    Mar 20, 2014
    I got a GWB1005 a year and a half ago and played it maybe 5-6 times when I first got it but have been in a working band that just plays old covers and haven't played it since. I'm probably going to sell it as I retired early from my job to just do music so "discretionary" instruments are a luxury to me. I probably wouldn't spend the time needed to get my fretless chops back to where they were. I'm also playing upright in bluegrass so I feel like I'm spreading myself to thin. It's a fabulous bass, though. I love the feel of the ramp that forces better technique. You would do yourself no wrong by picking one up, that's for sure.
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