NBD! Is it a P? Is it a Jack Casady?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HCF, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV

    Nov 30, 2008
    It's a box!

    And in that box a smaller box (my two helpers are inspecting for contraband)

    And in that box my new bass! A Guild Starfire I.

    I was looking for a short scale bass because it has the same scale as my Gretsch G5260 I'm playing a lot lately. After trying some basses locally I decided to take a deep dive and order the Guild. You really can't go wrong with a P element. And thanks to @LowEndLobster , who showed me that the bass would play nice with fuzz.


    First impressions are very positive. Beautiful, deep sound. The Vintage function won't be used a lot, but that's OK. Tomorrow I can spend some time on it to set it up and change the strings to Pyramid tape wounds.
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  2. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    I like it! That is a good looking bass. Congrats!!
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  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    When did they start putting P pickups on Starfires? :wideyed:
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  4. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV

    Nov 30, 2008
    since this year :D
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  5. HCF

    HCF Of course, YMMV

    Nov 30, 2008
    Update after a day. This bass looks great! Really well made. Nice binding, that has a 'vintage' look. Which means it looks yellow next to a guitar with white binding :)

    Tuners feel a bit 'meh'. I think they will be the first to go. Maybe lollipop Hipshots.

    Sadly I was an idiot. I had bought some Pyramid Tape Wounds for this bass. But they don't fit. Short scale doesn't fit... Luckily another bass had TI Flats and I could exchange the strings (except for the G from the Guild, that one was cut too short for a long scale 4 in line bass).

    Tomorrow band practice! Can't wait to see how it feels and sounds there :hyper:

    I was surprised how good the set up was out of the box. Intonated well, low action, just a tiny bit of rattle here and there.

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