I wish I had...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wedding Dress, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I love it.
  2. tomd03


    Oct 8, 2004
    Alberta Canada
    that bass is insanely beautiful
  3. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Wow, that's pretty. Darn good condition for something that old I'd say.
  4. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    dont know why but the way it looks makes me think in:

    muddy tone.
    no intonation.
    hard or almost imposible to tune.
    super low tension on strings.
  5. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    man, those old caps are a trip! Those things are bigger than some active modules!
  6. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    "the holy grail of Gibson basses"
    Somehow that doesn't really inspire much confidence :bag:
  7. JDGA fan

    JDGA fan

    Oct 9, 2003
    Antiquated junk - stick it in a museum where it belongs.
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think it definitely belongs in a museum, i doubt itd be playable or sound great.
  9. plasson


    Mar 21, 2005
    disgustin... in my humble opinion...
  10. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    I even didn't remember Gibson made some violin-shaped basses...

    Anyway, I wouldn't spend 9K for this. Hofner's are cheaper and good enough for the "Beatles eternal revival" thing.

    But that's just me.

  11. NV43345


    Apr 1, 2003
    The owner of one of the Local Jazz clubs has one of those, with the original stand so it could be played like an Upright Bass. I have played it. It was ok, but not worth what there asking. :cool: