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New 2013 Guild Starfire Bass Reissue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Patski, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Patski


    Feb 27, 2012
  2. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
  3. Register_To_Disable

  4. Lo-E


    Dec 19, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hmmm... very interesting. I'm sub'd.
  5. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I miss my 66!!!!! Someone kicked in my door and stole it (along with 3 other basses and a couple laptops) I would gladly sacrifice one of the USACG's, if I could beat the guy into a wheelchair with it.
  6. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O)))) Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2008
    Friday Harbor, WA
    HOLY DEAR CHRIST. This is SO much better than the GSR version, and within my price reach. Hello sexy, goodbye bank account.
  7. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    Me likey! Especially the 1.5" nut width. Nice bass for $1100.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That bass is shaped like my ex-wife. I would be interested at a $700.00 price point.
  9. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
  10. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento California
    That would be even better!
  11. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    Make it a sunburst and I'm in
  12. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    the pick up is listed as a Bisonic but it sure looks like a Dark Star to me.....and I wonder how much it weighs
  13. The bass in that picture is a vintage one. I guess the real model will be announced at the NAMM, and that therefore there aren't any pictures of the actual bass yet.
  14. Patski


    Feb 27, 2012
    According to the specs the neck has binding, which i can't see in that pic; so it probably is a vintage one pictured.

    I find it interesting that the specs list says that they are using the rosewood blocks in the bridge like in the vintage models, none of the previous reissues had this.
  15. If I recall they used NOS 70s humbuckers. The body shape is different. The tuners are different. The finish is supposed to be really nice. Only a few dozen were made some single bridge pickup models and some two pickups.

    I'll keep my '97!
  16. Nobody

    Nobody Banned

    Jul 14, 2004
  17. It's a Bi-sonic, the pickup the Dark Stars were INSPIRED by...
  18. timber22

    timber22 Supporting Member

  19. I'll be very interested in this when it is released, based on the spec sheet. I graduate from my 3 year engineering program next year and this is a bass that has always been on my GAS list. Perhaps I'll treat myself and order one of these.
  20. awesomesawyer


    Aug 27, 2012
    looks nice. can someone explain to me, in terms of humbuckers, single coils, and precision coils, what dark stars sound like?
  21. sstbo


    Dec 12, 2012
    This is great news! The vintage ones are hard to come buy in Europe and not really affordable. Will there also be a 2 pickup version?