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NBD (Explorer Content!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Alex Huddleston, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Just picked up my first "real" bass a few days ago from the local GC. An MIA Gibson 2012 limited run explorer in vintage sunburst with a hardshell case for $800 during their 10th anniversary sale. This thing looks and plays like a dream! None of the typical downfalls of Gibson basses are to be seen on this beast. No neckdive, perfect action and intonation along with killer tone from the T-bird pickups. There is one thing I'm quite curious about though. I have absolutely no idea how to go about adjusting the 3 point bridge. The action is set perfect to my tastes but it seems as if the G side of the bridge is closer to the body than the E side. I'm sure I'll eventually upgrade to the Hipshot replacement but the stock one works for now.

  2. is the pic broken for anyone else?
    Btw, I really like those new Gibby explorers. I played the new Gibson V bass and instantly felt like I was about 3 feet taller...with bigger hair...and spandex pants. (meaning I felt awesome!)
  3. fixed the image
  4. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Thats a good deal, congrats. I thought they were running like $1400. And I like that much better than the silverburst. Nice bass!
  5. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Main thing about those 3point bridges is be sure it tilts back a little bit rather then forward. You have to use all three screws to adjust height. Then the two outer ones to adjust any diff for height E string to G string. Then again make sure the rear screw is down a bit so it tilts rearward a little. This really helps prevent the bridge from lifting out from string pull. Theyre ok bridges but the hipshot replacement is a nice step up.

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