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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jumbosilverette, Jan 15, 2006.
Check out this Gibson. Wow!
EDIT: 700th POST!!
And way to go Mark!
I'm glad my inquiry put you at 700 posts. Here's to another 700 in the New Year.
But why don't you like the bass, oh pithy one?
Mmmm...unattractive...and I don't think neck dive would be a problem at all
...however it does have a sort of vintage/nostalgia vibe...just not $1550 worth IMO...
What makes it appealing is it can be played standing up, on an endpin -- like a real bass.
wow i like it alot.
dark wood and violin bass nice match
i've always liked a nice violin bass.
Sorry, but I have to agree with the "yuck" statement. Not a fan of that style of bass.
Gibson basses have never done much for me... It's a cool bass though. Jack Bruce plays a similar one.
Swap out that pickup with a Darkstar then step back.
Well, don't get me wrong. I like the body style. The Hofner style looks nice and classic.
It's the components. The wood used, the thumbrest, the pickup cover all that. Just makes it look...yuck. haha
I'm not a fan either. The way it's put together just doesn't swing with me.
Fair enough, Mark - I was only joshing you. I know that it's a pretty extreme looking bass -- it's kind of beautiful in its own way though. Kind of like a Hofner and Double bass put in one.
I like the distinctive shape.
I always thought the center bouts ("C" shaped body cut-outs) on stringed instruments were to allow a bow to clear the instrument body when playing the first/last strings (violins, cellos, contrabasses, etc.)
Wasnt Jack Bruce playing one of those in a picture Bass Player a couple months ago? I think it was a Hartke Ad.
Jack owns ones. That bass is really old, And I beleive it was Gibsons first electric bass. I don't like it really. Those were I believe the kind of mud. I've only seen one in person (in Manny's music on 48th street, I think its still there...). I'd probably buy it as a collecters peice, but I doubt I'd play it.
Haha i Know man. I Didn't mean to come off sounding like a prick!
I think it's pretty ugly.
JMHO of course.
beautiful piece of history.
if i'm not mistaken, that is what john paul jones used in the studio on the earliest led zeppelin recordings, and probably the donovan stuff.