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Tell me about this bass I just bought-Greco Phoenix

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn, Apr 11, 2014.


  1. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  2. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    The slap switch probably adds a mid cut along w/ treble and bass boost.
     
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    LOL What a surprise it's only been a week since your last NBD here is some info from another thread

    his is a 1980's or 1990's era GRECO PHOENIX 4 string bass guitar made in Japan.

    The Greco Phoenix is a bass that was ONLY available to the Japanese market. That is why you just don't see a lot of these.

    This bass plays so easily. It practically plays itself, and you just need to guide it.
    It also sounds great. It has the classic precision jazz bass tone, but with no buzz due to the active electronics. It is pretty dead quiet when you're playing it, making it great for the studio and live sound. There's nothing worse than a bunch of single coil humm on stage ruining the entire stage sound.

    - Greco Phoenix 4 bass guitar.
    - Precision Jazz bass set up
    - 34" scale neck, 24 frets.
    - Active electronics
    - Controls are Volume, Blend, Tone, and Mid Switch regular / scoop for slap
    - Ash body, three piece maple neck, ebony fret board. PERFECT wood combination to be a chameleon in all types of music
    - All gold hardware
    - Top side input jack. Will not break your cord when you lean the bass up against your amp
    - Weighs only about 8.5 lbs, or less. VERY easy to manage and great for those three hour gigs
    - Plays effortlessly. This is a Made in Japan bass and you know it the second you play it.

    $395 plus shipping, so let's say $425 shipped to make it sound good.

    $395 shipped with gig bag !
     
  4. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
  5. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Yah, that's the thread I bought it from.

    The logo looks Gibsonish. Is this a copy of a bass that gibson made at some point?
     
  6. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist

    Mar 13, 2014
    Never seen one of those. It looks pretty serious.
     
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Hey wait a minute...... congrats looks to be a killer find I missed that one in the classifieds.
     
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I really don't think so I would say more Ibby or Yamaha influenced love that grain and that ebony board is the real deal.
     
  9. lowphatbass

    lowphatbass ****

    Feb 25, 2005
    west coast
    They made a lot of Gibson copies, they probably just carried the logo through to their other basses.
     
  10. That's a cool bass. I'd rock it!

    When you receive it post more photos if you can. I'd like to see a rear view of the neck to body joint.