NBD - G&L Tribute LB100 (grape jelly sparkle)

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  1. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    I've had the pleasure of having Marty Bell refinish my 2018 G&L Tribute LB100 bass in "grape jelly sparkle." In addition to the paint job, I've had a custom white pearloid pickguard made by Chandler Music and purchased an EMG PHZ passive white pickup to match. The project turned out great!

    Before:

    EMG Geezer Pup has been transplanted into another LB100.
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    After:

    Added copper shielding
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    Shot of the electronics. I zip tied the cables to keep it neat.
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    Took me a few attempts to get everything lined up. It all fits super snug!
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    Finished bass
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  2. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    looks great --- looks fun! i know it plays well. congratulations on your new-ish instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. That turned out really nice!
     
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  4. LeFunk Machine

    LeFunk Machine

    Sep 12, 2014
    Oklahoma
    Love the sparkle and its purple, which is one of my favorite colors.
     
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  5. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Wow!
    (Not for nothing, but any idea how much weight that paint added?)
     
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  6. Bassaga

    Bassaga

    Sep 4, 2015
    Arizona
    Love it! I was so bummed when I went to Marty's website a while ago and saw that he's retiring. There goes a dream for me. But thanks to you, I get to see his purple sparkle under a white pearloid guard even if it's not mine, and it's pretty doggone sweet. Congratulations :thumbsup:
     
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  7. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Didn't know that.
    Glad I have my silver metal-flake L2000!
     
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  8. Gorgeous color! Makes me want a sandwich! :D
     
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  9. Outbush

    Outbush

    Nov 6, 2016
    Australia
    Wow!:hyper:
     
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  10. Nice!! That is a gorgeous sparkle finish and the completed project looks fantastic! The G&L Tributes are an outstanding value; I've always thought that they'd make a solid platform for modifications/projects similar to what was done on this bass.

    Did you replace all of the electronics (pots, wiring, 1/4" jack, etc.) or did you only replace the pickup?
     
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  11. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    Thanks! The 3rd picture shows the electronics. Those are from the EMG solderless kit. It was a super easy install.
     
  12. tubatodd

    tubatodd Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    No sorry.
     
  13. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Yeah! That’s awesome!
     
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  14. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    Ready for Vegas!
     
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