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The Official Made Exclusively for Guitar Center Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by B-Mac, Nov 17, 2018.


  1. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    I have noticed a few different makes of basses made only for Guitar Center and sold at their stores while also at their online affiliates like Musician's Friend and Music 123.
    I thought it would be cool to start such a Bass club just to get an idea of how many of these types of builds are out there. Granted it will definitely be a niche club, but it will be an 'exclusive(ly made for Guitar Center) bass club'. :thumbsup:

    It would be great if you could post a picture of your exclusively made for GC Bass with the year and a brief description about what is different about it, i.e. special color, special shape, special model name, special pups...all the things that made it different than the usual models the manufacturer made that make it exclusive for GC. Note that this isn’t for house brands like Mitchell. A number will be issued for those wanting one provided pics and a description including year of manufacture are given:hyper:

    Then based on this information we can generate a list.
     
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  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    I'll start with my Gretsch 5123B
    These were only sold at GC as a door buster special in limited numbers. Later they started selling them through MF. This bass is not listed on the Gretsch website. Mine is a 2011 model year and 32" scale
    It also later came in Burgundy.
    myG5123B.jpg
     
  3. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    I’ve either had a few or still have them.

    The first was a 2012 Ibanez Soundgear Bass. SR 500 PBBBF. It stood for Poplar Burl Brown Burst Finish. Here it was.
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    The other was a 2017 Ernie Ball/Music Man Bongo 5 HH in Barolo Metallic Purple with a Roasted Maple Neck and Black Hardware. Here it is.
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  4. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Wow! Definitely two makes and models I wasn't aware of. What year model was the Bongo 5?
     
  5. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    The Bongo 5 HH is a 2017. I’ve only had it for slightly over a year.

    I edited my post to show its model year. I forgot to do that before. I think they were also exclusive to Platinum Room Guitar Centers only. Or at least, that’s what the GC Manager told me.
     
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  6. MattSasquatch

    MattSasquatch

    Nov 12, 2018
    Ohio
    Here's the bass that started the whole idea :roflmao:
    Dean Zone XM 2
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    Made in 2010 with a 34 scale length. Metallic Black finish. Love the way it plays!
     
  7. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Bassist Jay,

    Welcome to the Made Exclusively for Guitar Center Bass Club!

    You have been officially issued Member Number 2
     
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  8. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    MattSasquatch,

    Welcome to the Made Exclusively for Guitar Center Bass Club!

    You have been officially issued Member Number 3
     
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  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    ;)
     
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  10. MattSasquatch

    MattSasquatch

    Nov 12, 2018
    Ohio
    I'm excited to see what other GC exclusive basses there are. With them being in business 59 years, who knows how many exclusives we're made. Next year for 60 years, we may see quite a few even.
     
  11. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Mighty fine looking signature you have there now that you added 'Made Exclusively for Guitar Center Bass Club'!:hyper:
     
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  12. MattSasquatch

    MattSasquatch

    Nov 12, 2018
    Ohio
    Always got to represent! :hyper:
     
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  13. CRich0205

    CRich0205

    Feb 17, 2013
    Kansas
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    Cool idea for a thread. Funny enough both of mine were GC/MF specials and I think they’re awesome!
     
  14. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

  15. arbiterusa

    arbiterusa

    Sep 24, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    I don't have one, sadly, but Steinberger made 25 silver XL-2s for GC only back in the late eighties or early nineties.
     
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  16. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
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  17. I bought this 4001S from them, it was one of 50 made by RIC for GC's 50th Anniversary.

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    TD
     
  18. MattSasquatch

    MattSasquatch

    Nov 12, 2018
    Ohio
  19. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Mid-Florida
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2018
  20. I've seen the champagne room in a place called Platinum, but I've never seen a guitar center with a platinum room.

    I think both of those basses are amazing. Being a lefty, I will never be able to join your club.
     
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