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My wife just bought me a Gibson Midtown!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fbny71, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    It's our anniversary coming up and she just called to tell me that it's what she just bought me as a present!

    I can't wait to receive now :hyper:

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  2. She looks like a keeper! Hopefully, the same is true of the wife. :)
  3. Pimpernel Smith

    Pimpernel Smith Supporting Member

    May 25, 2012
    In the Pond
    Congrats, man. I couldn't imagine such a thing. Lucky guy.
  4. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    You best buy her something as special! :)
  5. bjabass


    Jan 10, 2011
    Mountain South
    SWEET! She's definitely a keeper. Let us know what you think of the Midtown.....If it has some neck dive it is to be expected with a hollowbody. I sure like the vintage look.
  6. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    Thanks guys for all the well wishes. My wife is definitely a keeper...let's hope the Midtown is as well!

    I hope neck dive isn't too bad...it's not exactly a hollow body.
  7. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Tie the strap to the headstock, dammit. zero neck dive possible.
  8. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    I could never get comfortable with that set up.
  9. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    Body is: "Semi-Hollow, Chambered with F-holes"

    If there's too much neck dive I guess I'll have the strap button moved.
  10. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Personally I find it somewhere between 'slightly uncomfortable' and 'amazingly comfortable', depending on the bass. It was just a thought as it seemed like on a hollowbody It wouldn't look weird...
  11. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    The last time I tried that was with an ABG I no longer own and I just couldn't get used to it. I'll see if this bass warrants giving it another shot.
  12. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    The headstock is named dammit? :bag: :p
  13. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy Supporting Member

    If the strap button is at the heel of the neck, the bass will not have neckdive if you play it in a close to vertical position. I have found that's the way Gibson basses hang best, and once I got used to it, it took a while to get used to the way Fender basses hang. They are different, that's all.
  14. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    "Well yes, is there a problem with that, Lt. Columbo?"

    "Oh, no, sir, not at all! It's just the strangest coincidence. You see my wife, sir, well that's what she calls my dawg. The truth is, he doesn't really have a name yet..."
  15. tubenutq5


    Mar 27, 2013
    Corvallis, OR
    Yep, like a BIG diamond! Uh-OH....
  16. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    Inside one of the f holes there was some shaved wood that was hanging...not the end of the world but when you're (wife is) paying $1,300 it's a bit annoying:



    But I don't think I'm being too picky about what for me is a pretty big problem...the strings are not centered on the fretboard:



    And these are just me being extra picky...glue showing:


  17. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    Am I being too picky or am I right to expect more from American made Gibson quality? I might be inclined to expect it from a cheap Chinese Epiphone.
  18. ctufankjian


    Sep 28, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
    Is this a set-neck? Nm yea, it looks like they are. My humble opinion is that yes,you are being a bit picky. The thing that is the most remarkable is that the strings are not on center, but from the looks of it there really not that far out of wack. It is a production instrument after all.
  19. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    San Diego, California
    You'd be right to expect more, but these kind of flaws have become pretty common with US made Gibsons.
  20. fbny71


    May 28, 2010
    West Hempstead, NY
    All the other "flaws" I myself will say that I am nitpicking. But the off center strings aren't as bad as I've seen on some Epis but for a Gibson I can't accept. I'm sending it back and if the replacement is the same I'll pick another brand.

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