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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 00Funk, Jun 15, 2007.
I scored this gem today. 1984, and Flawless
I know that Lokire has one... He brought it to the Portland GTG in April... "Well Loved" is how I would describe it... Hopefully, he'll see the thread and post pics...
Very cool! I didn't even know these basses existed! This is a great reason for a forum like this!
Guild forum here...
Yep. It's not the Guild version but a later DeArmond Pilot Deluxe. It was my first bass, bought it new about 8 years ago. Strung with TI Jazz flats now and it still gets plenty of play time. Love this bass!
At the GTG:
I concur Lokire - fabulous bass for the pitiful amount of money i paid
well, I sold the one that I had to someone here at talkbass, (don't remember who) Anyway, they are real nice basses. very comfortable to play.
Nice flame in the neck
Well, its not as flawless as I thought. Look at that bow in the headstock. I guess I can live with it. I dont think its going to get any worse.
I spent all morning setting it up, like I want it. Action was too low. On fretless, I like it a little high. It sure is fun to play
I remember Jerry playing these back in his Steve Morse days. Jerry, care to weigh in? Do you still have any Guilds?
This is my first fretless with flatwounds. The fretboard has never seen rounds, and its NOT going to.
Im having a hard time getting use to flats. They sound so DEAD
I like the way they feel. What are the very best flats you can get, that have a little brightness to them ?
I have a 'pointy' headstock Pilot. My headstock does the same thing. I believe this is the reason they went with the 'Butterknife'(?) headstock in later years. In having that headstock, I'm sure yours is an early model.
The pics below show my Pilot. Solid flame maple body. Factory active EMGs. It plays and sounds nice.
Thanks for letting me know that. I dont feel so bad now.
Thats a pretty bass
I have a brand new 4 knob EMG BQC preamp. Im going to drill another hole, and slip that baby in there, like this one
that looks sooo good!!!
I had a 1987? Pilot w/EMG's P & J. I wish I had a pic. It was a beautiful quilt top maroon (or reddish) in color. A great playing & sounding bass. I got rid of it cause it wasn't cool enough. Got a Spector instead & regretted it.
I don't know if I'd drill one of these. It's up in the air right now whether they become more collectible. You can put an external pre if you need to.
BTW - I like the pic you included with the block / bound neck. I've never seen one like that.
Nice bass...and nice photo too. How did you handle the lighting for that shot?
I cant beleive, Im actually liking theese flatwound strings. They really sound good with a pic.
I have the coolest setting on my effects, this bass sounds incredible on.
SYB-3 > and bass synth wah > Q Tron
Man it sounds fabulous w/flatwounds. 28 years, and just now trying flatwounds
I bet your sorry you sold it. Man this bass is so much fun to play. Heres me playing this morning. i love this bass
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