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NBD, Pulled the trigger!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by UNICORN BASS, Dec 17, 2018.


  1. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Got this last week, found on consignment at my local music store.
    1.6" nut width.
    Shallow C neck profile. 34" scale.
    What looks like an Ebony board.
    Gotoh tuners w/D tuner and 2 piece bridge.
    Was listed as a Godlyke Disciple "prototype".
    One piece (i can't see a line)? Ash body with a satin finish.
    3 piece Maple neck.
    Flats (Roto ?) fitted.
    Build quality (MIJ) very similar to my Ibby MC 924.
    Plays like the proverbial "Butta".

    The bad: Someone scrapped the original electronics,was active. Now passive with a volume, 5 position rotary switch, tone, and one empty hole.
    Only 3 of the switch positions function, and the tone knob is inop.
    Know one seems to know much about these basses, maybe from the late nineties or early 2000's, anyone know?
     

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  2. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
  3. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Yes, that's what i saw on their site, thanks. Curious to know if someone else owns one.
     
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  4. KB5

    KB5 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    That's a pretty cool bass. Looks like it's worth upgrading the electronics. I personally would drop a Darkglass Tonecapsule in it. Godlyke has been out of the bass business since 2007. Here is a link to the Godlyke bass page. Buy Godlyke Bass Guitars | Deity® and Disciple® Series Bass Guitars They have been out of the bass business since 2007.
     
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  5. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Thanks KB5.
     
  6. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Awesome bass. Congrats! Would this local music store you speak off be Motor City guitars? I haven't been there in a while and may have missed seeing this one if that's the case. :)
     
  7. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Yep, you got it. A great source to drain my wallet.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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  8. Maxdusty

    Maxdusty

    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Exactly the reason why I haven't been there in slightly over a month. ha ha....oh that and my er...wife.
    Had I seen this bass of yours, I would have had a hard time resisting no matter how hard my wife clubs me on the noggin. Great find! Love these MIJ unusual basses.
     
  9. saabfender

    saabfender Banned

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    That’s a good one. First order of business is to restore the electronics. Some people are too dumb to have bass guitars.
     
  10. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Looks like an Ibanez SR copy.
     
  11. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    cool ax! i sure do like the 'look'. congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    It looks like a fun bass. I won't be offended if you don't get too specific...Did you get it at a good price?
     
  13. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    It actually reminds me more of the ATK series.
     
  14. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    But of course i did.:laugh:
     
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  15. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Thanks man.
     
  16. These were killer, well-built MIJ axes, and they were discontinued before I could get one and scarce as hen's teeth used. I'd have killed for that paired 10-string. Congrats.
     
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  17. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    NY
    Looks like a Warwick and a G&L had a baby! Nice score!
     
  18. tubedude

    tubedude Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2015
    Ga
    Looks like enough bolts to mount a 9 string bass neck! Congrats on the score. Never heard a bad MIJ instrument.
     
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  19. UNICORN BASS

    UNICORN BASS

    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    Thanks to all. Might not get to the rewiring for a bit but i will update for those who want to know.
     
  20. redwingxix

    redwingxix

    Oct 21, 2015
    detroit
    Motor City Guitars.... commence the drooling, wallet-draining, ecstatic stupor.
     
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