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NBD GK Bass Anyone heard of these?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by shawshank72, Oct 12, 2013.


  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Got this off kijiji for $25.
    Figured i would just scrap the neck as it had a serious bow and take the tuners and just use the body as a paint project.
    But i fixed the bow, not much left on the truss but i got it straight.
    Put a shim on it and set it up with some flats and wow!
    This thing has super low action and plays great.
    The pickups are weak and need replaced and i will still paint it but damn, a hell of a bass.
    Body is heavier than my squier parts bass and seems solid.
    Just wondering where do these come from?
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1381627916.297944. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1381627943.572641.
     
  2. BillyRay

    BillyRay Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Quebec
    My guitarist used to have one but someone broke into his appartment and stole it... leaving a brand new American LP next to it.

    Was a decent enough bass for what it was altough it did have weak pickups.
     
  3. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Anyone else?
     
  4. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Must be an unknown.
     
  5. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Oh well then
     
  6. I have seen them from time to time on Kijiji. For 25 bucks you can't go wrong. Someone did try selling it saying they are made in the same factory as I Ibanez, not sure if that's true or not.
     
  7. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Was wondering if they came from another brands assembly line.
     
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
  9. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
  10. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Did gallien-krueger make bass guitars at one point? that be interesting if they did and that bass you've posted would be the proof. hartke makes bass guitars at one point and they also made they're own brand of bass strings. here's a clip of the hartke bass guitar.

     
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Nope. These have nothing to do with Gallien Kreuger.
     
  12. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Here it is now.
    Fender flats a rattle can finish and some new pups and put some new knobs i had laying around. Neck needed a shim and truss rod needed major adjustments.
    Action is low and plays great.
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1383593772.496544.
     
  13. Man, that bridge mounts high up on the body. What's the scale length? 33"?
     
  14. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Middle of bridge to nut is 34 inches.
    Intonate's perfectly.
     

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