Ordered my dream bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by egroeg, Jul 21, 2021 at 7:05 PM.

  1. egroeg


    Jul 20, 2021
    I'm very new at bass. Got a Peavey Fury IV and like it but when I think bass I think Ian Hill. Judas Priest has been my favorite band for over 40 years. This is the image in my head when I think bass. Screenshot_20210721-194621.png
    So I ordered one of these. G&L Tribute J B. Can't get a real 70s Fender but I'm real stoked about getting this! Screenshot_20210721-195852.png
  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I haven't even considered buying a Fender after I bought my first G&L.
    Good luck!
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  3. egroeg


    Jul 20, 2021
    Thanks man! I've never even played one. Always heard good things about them though.
    Found 3 basses that looked like this. This one a Squier CV 70s and a Tagima TJB4. This was the priciest one but I'm buying it with the intention of keeping it forever.
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  4. David76112


    Feb 19, 2012
    G&L's are awesome, and so is Ian.
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  5. Best wishes. Hope it is everything you desired in your dreams.
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  6. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    You're welcome.
    You made the right choice.
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  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Saw Judas Priest about 8 times. Never a bad show.
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  8. Cadillac_Mike


    Jul 3, 2021
    HNBD, didn't know he played a J-bass! Just curious, what made you go with the G&L versus a Squier or Fender 70's RI?
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  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, he did through the 70's and most of the 80's till he went Spector.
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  10. Hounddog409


    Oct 27, 2015
    Well, G&L is a "real" Fender since it was Leo's designs and company.

    I'll take a G&L over a Fender every day of the week. Don't care what era Fender.

    The Tributes are one of the best deals out there. Enjoy.
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  11. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    BTW, just as a side note, Ian said he never uses the bridge pickup on any of the basses he's played in that Priest Premier Guitar Rig Rundown.
  12. JeezyMcNuggles

    JeezyMcNuggles Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    I suck, but nobody really notices
    I bought one, it had so many problems that I will never buy another tribute. I don't know how it made it out of the factory. I sent it back, bought a used mim 60s fender, and turned it into this with fralin pickups. Couldn't be happier. 20210325_171126.jpg 20210704_172202.jpg

    Top is the Tribute

    Bottom is the fender
  13. foolforthecity

    foolforthecity Supporting Member

    Welcome to TalkBass, Whorehay…

    Love me some G&L. Hope you love it and put it through its paces!
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  14. I have a "cheapy" G&L JB2 Tribute and I am amazed with the quality (for the price)... the solid build, bridge, tuners, neck and stock pups. I have a hard time putting it down! 20210623_223823.jpg
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  15. One Way

    One Way

    Mar 6, 2018
    Atlanta, GA
    @Whorehay Congrats on ordering a great bass! I’ve got two G&L Tributes and they are awesome! Play yours well
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  16. egroeg


    Jul 20, 2021
    I didn't know what kind of bass it was either, until I decided I wanted one .
    An American 70s reissue woulda been awesome but it's really expensive and as a beginner I'm pretty sure most of the things that make it that way I wouldn't be able to appreciate. Plus the block markers were the wrong color .
    The Squier 70s CV is what I set out to my local music store to see if they had. They didn't have 1 but they had a Tagima TJB4. It looked every bit the part. Never heard of them, so I went home to do a little internet research and while doing that I found the Tribute.
    Not a ton of info on the Tagima was available, in English anyway and I was concerned that if I ever needed anything for it it may have odd sized parts so... that left the Squier and the Tribute I had stumbled across. Now I'm familiar with theG&L Tribute brand so no concerns there.
    It was almost a coin flip except that the Tribute was about 100+ bucks more expensive but if I had to pick THE thing that made my decision (I couldn't play either, online purchase) it would be the look of the bridge. The Tribute just looked way more substantial. Don't even know how much that matters but to me it looked better and it got me thinking maybe the other parts may be a little "better" too.
    Wow, didn't mean to get so wordy. But right, wrong or indifferent that's how I made the decision.
    Now I gotta wait for it to get here.
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  17. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    Great choice, the Tributes are nice!
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  18. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    You must of got a lemon, Tributes are really nice budget basses, everyone I had was anyway, I guess every company will put out lemons here and there..
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    BASSDROID Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 22, 2007
    Port Huron, Michigan
    Congrats on the new bass! The G&L saddle lock bridge is one of my favorite features, and it's one of the things that really sets those basses apart.

    I love how substantial and solid it is. There are no sharp or angled edges anywhere, making it extremely comfortable if you happen to rest your hand on it (picking, etc.)
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  20. ACRock

    ACRock Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2018
    SR PA
    Gotta post pics when it arrives!
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