Les Paul bass?

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

  1. pesci1313

    pesci1313 Guest

    Jun 2, 2001
    Urbandale, IA, USA
    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 Retired 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. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    for a good example of this bass' tone, listen to some Ben Folds Five...that's what the bassist plays...
  9. wannabeabassist

    wannabeabassist Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    i've seen 2 different kinds.one had emg pickups would this be better?
  10. The Sound of the Police

    The Sound of the Police Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    I have an Epiphone Les Paul that I'm actually trying to get rid of... anyone interested?