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New (Old) Used Bass Day

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by soulman969, Nov 18, 2018.


  1. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    You know I've had this bass for about a year now yet never did a thread on it. Now, a year and many hours of playing later I feel I can very honestly sing it's praises.

    I've been pretty much a Fender Bass guy most of my playing career with only a few diversions during that era when Fender couldn't build a decent bass to save their souls.

    I have both a PBass and a Jazz Bass and once again I wanted to add a 5 string so upon the recommendation of a good friend I thought I'd give G&L a shot. After all these basses are still very much the work of Leo Fender but also where Fender Basses may have ended up had Leo never sold out.

    I came across this one on Reverb from a G&L dealer in MA, Upfront Guitars. It was in a finish I liked and listed in VG condition although IMHO they actually understated that. I'd evaluate it as excellent at worst.

    It's a 2009 Tribute which is fine with me since there isn't a whole lot of difference between it and a US model. If I wanted one in a specific finish made to my own specs I'd go the route of a US model but in a standard finish like Tobacco Burst the Tribute is close enough and it really is a very impressive bass.


    G&L1. G&L2.
     
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  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    OK, so Ned is old, but how do you know its name is Ned? :woot:

    Nevermind, Ned is New. Congrats!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
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  3. danesdad

    danesdad

    Feb 24, 2018
    Western PA
    Looks good.
     
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  4. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    Welcome to the G&L family!

    IMG_6908.JPG

    (The one on the left is a tribby I had refinned)
     
  5. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    LOL, my touch typing skills leave much to be desired as do my proof reading skills. :(
     
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  6. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    So G&L makes backward basses too? Who'd a thunk it. :D
     
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  7. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    Yup! And they're awesome at it.
     
  8. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Vermont
    Those are L&Gs.
     
  9. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    :roflmao:
     
  10. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    So it looks kinda like they LaG!!!????

    ;p
     
  11. 4stringsjack

    4stringsjack Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    US
    Upfront Guitars has an awesome reputation. Plus, they are sooooo close to me... I must never step foot in the door. Unless I'm there to say, here, buy some of my basses! Seriously. Somebody. Buy some of my basses. (I guess that won't work unless I actually make the effort to sell.)

    Soulman - sweet bass!

    And fyi, autocorrect wanted me to call you Skillman.
     
  12. 4stringsjack

    4stringsjack Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    US
    I'd wager that it sounds very nice.
     
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  13. 4stringsjack

    4stringsjack Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    US
    I'm posting these two proper G&Ls to balance out those two backward ones that Bonin posted. 20180223_192542.
     
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  14. bonin in the boneyard

    bonin in the boneyard Supporting Member

    Yup, I've ordered two new G&Ls through them, and they've sold two of my old basses for me. Great folks to work with and a fun shop to hang out in.
     
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  15. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    Maybe Skilman. Then I could have my own carpentry and woodworking show. Guess I'll have to have my lawyer contact auto correct and set them straight. :rage:

    As for Upfront I have nothing but good things to report. I made an offer. It was accepted and the bass shipped immediately in a hardshell case which is not typical for a Tribute.
     
  16. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    I'll see you and raise you two Scotches and a Rye. :D
     
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  17. 4stringsjack

    4stringsjack Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    US
    Oh my Cob, that sounds amaizeing.
     
  18. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    That's better. I was standing on my head trying to see if that made any difference when I looked at Bonin's. It was giving me a nasty headache. :roflmao:
     
  19. 4stringsjack

    4stringsjack Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    US
    Hmm, they sold basses for you, you say? On consignment? I might have to check into that...
     
  20. soulman969

    soulman969 Banned

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    Aw it was nothing. Just a bet I cobbled together.
     

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