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NBD - Gibson SG Faded

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I went to Sam Ash to try out an amp and ended up buying a bass. I used to have one in faded brown but sold it. They gave me a significant discount due to 2 scratches on the front. I've been wanting another one of these ever since I sold the brown one. Feels great, sounds great. I don't mind the 3 point bridge either. What I do mind are Gibson strings. They stunk on my old one and they stink on this one too. The A string is dead and there's weird overtones coming out of the G. I switched to a set of daddario nickels I had lying around temporarily till my 49-109 labella flats arrive in the mail. I haven't played a shortscale in a while. I forgot how much easier they are to play.
  2. Turkeypills


    Nov 8, 2012
    St. Louis
    These are cool, and a great value with Gibson on the headstock. Nice score! Especially if you got a nice discount. I personally would only worry about those for resale value, but if you are in the habit of collecting interesting basses then you could hardly go without an SG. Super win.
  3. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    About a year+ ago, there was some insane stacked-discount $599 deal on these with w/OHSC and I came about this >< close to getting one with the intention of shooting a quick gloss coat on the body and leaving the neck matte.

    The thing that stopped me was the way the saddles just don't accommodate the voiced length of typical Es and As. :(

    Everyone was all, "but...but you can swap out the bridge to this $168 aftermarket job an' it'll be awesummmm!"...but it just turned me off.

    I almost certainly made a bad mistake blowing it off, and have periodically regretted it since.

    If a deal like that pops up again, I'll certainly make a move. I think these are great deals at discount.
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Great basses congrats.
  5. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Funny how that happens isn't it? :D
    Congrats on the new SG.

    I'm still loving mine! :bassist:
  6. JennySuzuki


    Dec 18, 2013
    I do wish they'd release the EB3L again.

    Yours is very pretty. I am the jealous!
  7. UserName9000


    Feb 6, 2014
    Yes! I always buy used, and really look for the stuff that's beaten all to hell or has cosmetic flaws. You get great deals that way.
  8. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Does anyone know if my SG fingerboard is rosewood or baked maple? It's a 2012. Not much defined grain to it. I don't really care, but I'm curious.
  9. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Nice to hear that you got a good deal, and congrats. Which Sam Ash? I was at Carle Place/Westbury the Saturday before President's Day.
  10. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Gibson usually uses Rosewood on the fretboard
  11. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Wasn't there an issue with Gibson recently where they couldn't use rosewood for a while?

    That's the one. I picked that bass to try out an amp and ended up buying the bass. It felt too good to put back.

    On a side note, they just got a bunch of "custom" basses that look pretty cool. I've never heard of any of the brands but a few of them sound and look pretty good.
  12. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    ...and I have played the bass you own. Enjoy!

    By the way, when you were there, did you happen to notice if they still had the blonde 60th Anniversary P still there?

    The B.C. Rich was also there too - that was a pretty sweet bass. MIJ (NJ Series) Eagle, dual P passive pickup config. $500. If I was really into something like that, I would have bought it.
  13. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The BC Rich is there but I don't remember seeing that P. A few of the new basses they have with random brand names are very BC Rich-ish.
  14. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    I should take a look this weekend. Last I saw, it was like $900, and in pretty good shape though a little dinged up (and came with the case). It was also shuffled in the back somewhere.

    The other exotic stuff I think was just some used stuff, maybe MIJ or something. I saw one, forgot the brand, for $400. Active 4-banger, ridiculously low action.
  15. sparkyfender2


    Nov 25, 2013
    Very cool! Congrats......

    I had one in pink a few years ago. I sold it because it just really wasn't getting used, and the rent was due. Ouch!

    Kind of wish I had kept it.