NBD Gibson RD Novoselic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ZombieSpacebat, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. After finding it for a great price and having just sold off some gear, I couldn't say no to my favourite bass.

  2. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable

    Apr 15, 2013
    Interesting, like a "ThunderJazz", or a "JazzBird". How's it sound?
  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    It sounds like Nirvana. :D

    Cool bass, it's on my list of must have's
  4. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Is it heavy?
  5. DrImprobable - Sounds pretty much like a Jazz bass with a bit more balls to it.

    hdracer - I've been after one for a while and managed to get it for £800 brand new, including the Gibson hard case, which is a bargain over here.

    Webtroll - Surprisingly not, I'm a T-Bird guy mostly and they're boat anchors. I'm not sure of it's exact weight but it's not heavy at all (maybe I'm just used to my bird though)
  6. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen! Staff Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    I had one to review for about 6 weeks - really liked it a lot, congratulations on a cool new bass!
  7. that's a cool bass, i'd like to play one to see how the pickups differ from the originals. i have a 1977 RD Standard that has been my main bass for along time, but i'm actually trying to sell it now. it's a great bass, but just time for a change.
  8. Thanks! I've been a Thunderbird guy for a while now and played a few RDs along the way so when I found it for such a good price I couldn't pass it up. I find it fits my body a little better than the 'birds.
  9. Compared to the RD standard (which i foolishly let go) there isn't a huge difference, I think the Novoselic is a little more aggressive sounding and I think is a little lighter.

    Compared to the RD Artist there is obviously more of a difference due to the Moog circuit, I might try to borrow my mates for a little while to do a direct A/B comparison.
  10. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    I like those, very cool!