NBD. 1976 Gibson G3

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StudioGC, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. StudioGC

    StudioGC Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Couldn't pass up this eBay deal. Always wanted to try one of these. Plays and sounds fantastic. Only issue is I forgot how much a long scale bass effects my hand. After 15 minutes of playing my fretting hand is numb. Probably due to the fact these necks are pretty fat. But, man oh man I want to love this bass since it sounds killer.

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  2. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    That is The Shizznit!!
    Great color too, Congrats!
  3. StudioGC

    StudioGC Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Thanks! Wish I could say the color was original....but it's not. But it looks like it was done probably in the 80's since it's pretty road worn and faded. Looks cool. I think the original color was natural.
  4. Luv a G-3! Dig the color even if it is not original. Tune it down a whole step and capo the second fret if that makes it more comfortable.
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  5. hopsbb


    Nov 8, 2014
    That is sweet!
  6. Dluxe


    Jan 9, 2011
    Austin, TX
    The G-3 was my first good bass. Bought one in 1978! :)

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