Les Paul bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pesci1313, Sep 24, 2001.

  1. Hey, anyone had experience with this bass? looks kinda interesting. Good tone? Whats it comparable too, any information out there?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    They sound ok, but the shape makes for a horrible balance. Very neck-heavy.
  3. Back when I was just a beginner ....:rolleyes: like last year.:p I had superduper G.A.S. for the Gibson Les Paul bass.

    Like Herr JMX said though....they are heavy and a bit off balance,neck dive city!!!

    After trying on out at our local music store I got rid of my G.A.S. for the LP .Still think they are sexy ass instruments though.Check one out for yourself.Hey,you may like it!!!


    p.s."Look ma,no Beano!!!" :p
  4. Well, for a long time I played the Epiphone Les Paul. So I couldn't imagine what kind of improvement you would get if you moved up to Gibson. Like the other guys said, it is kinda neck heavy. However, I thought that it had a great neck, and fairly good electronics in it for what I paid at the time. Anyway, I would also love to hear what people experience has been with a nicer Gibson version. Currently I play a '74 Gibson Les Paul Signature (which I love). However, thats semi-hollow and very very different from my old Epiphone or the current Gibson models. Sorry, I dont' know if that helps too much.
  5. I've got one. And love it. Its great, good electronics in it and the neck feels awesome. Just get a good strap and you will be fine with the neck dive thing. Good luck and go buy one. NOW:D
  6. Ive always heard they are great basses, they just have a bit of a muddy tone.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'm always lookin' for a great bass with muddy tone.
  8. for a good example of this bass' tone, listen to some Ben Folds Five...that's what the bassist plays...
  9. wannabeabassist


    Sep 27, 2001
    i've seen 2 different kinds.one had emg pickups would this be better?
  10. I have an Epiphone Les Paul that I'm actually trying to get rid of... anyone interested?