Info on a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Double-Cut Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chris Heinen, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Chris Heinen

    Chris Heinen

    Jul 15, 2021
    I am now the owner of a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Double-Cut bass. I am not a bass player (at least not anymore) and will probably be passing this bass on to someone who can use it more than I. Could someone on the forum more familiar with this bass please help me find more info about it (e.g. somewhere online, or their personal experience with it) so that I can communicate this to the next potential owner?

    Here is the exact bass in which I'm now in possession:


    I tried to go to the link referenced in that thread, but it is not active now. I reached out to the forum member referenced in that thread, but have not yet heard back.

    Thanks, all, for any info you can give me.

    Last edited: Jul 16, 2021
  2. What kind of info exactly are you looking for ?

    These basses are neither common nor very popular. The sound is close to the ThunderBird, IMO. Not an easy instrument to sell, but a good one to play.
  3. Chris Heinen

    Chris Heinen

    Jul 15, 2021
    LOL. Thanks for your IMO ajkula66. By my count there are at least 5 people in the cited thread that showed enough interest in it to give positive vibes. Thanks for the "feedback" though, all info is useful in some way...
  4. I don't see why anything I wrote should be perceived as negative. You're obviously free to take or leave whatever I said any which way you deem fit.

    What I wrote, though, is a fact. IMO was in regards to the sound.

    They are not common or popular, and not easy to sell either.

    The last somewhat comparable example sat on Reverb for a couple of months at $900 OBO before changing hands.

    Gibson Double cutaway 2006(?) Cherry | Kim Mac | Reverb

    There are many things that I'm ignorant about, but Gibsons are not one of them.

    Good luck.
  5. Chris Heinen

    Chris Heinen

    Jul 15, 2021
    Thanks for getting back to me, ajkula66. That was an interesting bass for sale. I noticed it had P90 pickups on it. I wonder why they did that. I didn't see any other similar solds on Reverb where they had swapped out the pickups. And every other on the site claimed they sold for over the $900 price. Weird. Anyway in reading the write-ups on these basses I believe I have what I need in the way of specs on them, for reference.

    And I agree they are not common basses. I will keep that in mind when that comes up in conversation.

    Thanks for that link. All info is useful in some way...
  6. The seller was including the original pickups in the sale. As for why they changed them in the first clue. Why do any of us take that route...:)

    Yours looks like a very pretty instrument. The couple of its siblings that I had in my hands were finely built as well, but I couldn't live with their neck profile. That's the only reason why I don't own one.

    Well, good luck with whichever route you choose to take with it. And if someone gives you grief about it, remind them that "only a Gibson is good enough"...:D
  7. Chuck King

    Chuck King Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    I don't that's a Money bass. Does it have a dollar sign on the truss rod cover? The Money bass was one of Gibson's "Guitar of the Week" offerings in 2007, and they only came in natural and midnight blue. (I had a blue one for many years.) If yours is from 2006, its not a Money. Gibson also made a regular production model Les Paul double-cut bass. Those sold for a lot more than the Money basses, so you might be able to get more for it.