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14 minutes ago, barrycreed said:

Hoping for anything new next year?

I’m hoping that Epiphone might reissue the Rivoli or Grabber/Ripper or LP Junior Bass...

There have been a few Rivoli’s on eBay recently...

Have no idea what use I’d have for one, but I love the look of them.

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7 minutes ago, barrycreed said:

I saw those on eBay but €€€€

There was a planned Rivoli Reissue a few years ago, they did some casinos with trans shell pickguards and lighter bursts etc.

I waited, waited and waited...the guitars came and went, the basses just disappeared off the price list.

there was a photo of one on the initial press release.

It was more like - the casino was denoted as 1961 reissue.

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I don't really have many thoughts about bass related gear.  I'm lucky enough to own some lovely basses and backline.  Happy, I suppose.  A Spector EuroBird with a nice top would get me moist, but I'm not holding my breath.

Non-bass related stuff, I'd like Gibson to put out an affordable (sub-£1K, I suppose) 50s doublecut Les Paul Junior.

GAS?  Vanity purchases more than anything else.  Still hunting for a Hamer Cruisebass, might buy a second Darkglass 1x12.  If Gibson pull their finger out, I might swing for a (used) Evil Robot combo if one became available.  No rush.

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3 hours ago, Woodinblack said:

What would be different about that from the current doublecut les paul junior?

Personally, I believe the 50s-style Juniors (top) are just better looking compared the the DC tributes (bottom).  Gibson made a frankly lazy (and horrific) decision in going with the front rout and scratchplate on the Tribute model, especially as we live in a time where Gibson are doing all these correctly-specced 50s/60s/70s legacy reissues of Les Pauls etc.  I'm sure the new ones play nicely, sound OK, but, well, nah.  Yes, I know I could order up a custom shop one, but not at £3-4K a pop.

Spot the difference:

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...sorry, an edit.  This is what lurks under that scratchplate.  Oh, the horror.  It also alludes that they actually did the finish before they routed out the body.  Sheesh.

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20 minutes ago, NancyJohnson said:

Personally, I believe the 50s-style Juniors (top) are just better looking compared the the DC tributes (bottom).  Gibson made a frankly lazy (and horrific) decision in going with the front rout and scratchplate on the Tribute model, especially as we live in a time where Gibson are doing all these correctly-specced 50s/60s/70s legacy reissues of Les Pauls etc.  I'm sure the new ones play nicely, sound OK, but, well, nah.  Yes, I know I could order up a custom shop one, but not at £3-4K a pop.

Spot the difference:

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Ah, like a cheap copy of a Gordon Smith GS! :D

I admit I like the TV yellow, I was thinking of having my LP redone in that colour

 

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I have more than I need and most of what I want.  One of the 70s/80s quality MIJ short scale EB-3 copies would be nice but my world will keep turning without one.

The trouble is that GAS, like Zeros, comes at you from out of the sun and will strike without warning.  I'll read of something on here then move Heaven and Earth to try and get it.

I'm even worse with plants.

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Only because I've never played/owned one, I wouldn't mind adding a short scale to the collection. Or at least having a look at a few, I mean what's the worst that can happen? Current contenders are the........ 

Squier Classic Vibe Mustang.

G&L Tribute Fallout. 

Gibson DC Jnr. 

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9 minutes ago, Woodinblack said:

I tried one of those. Not a very comfortable beast with its square edges!

Ah, I'm finding the same with my Epiphone Jack Casady. The comfiest way I've found to play it is to hang it fairly low and have my arm through the dip just before the top horn. 

If it's not so comfy it could be good news though seeing as it's the most expensive of the 3!! 😂

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2 minutes ago, Jonesy said:

If it's not so comfy it could be good news though seeing as it's the most expensive of the 3!! 😂

Yes, I bought a classic vibe mustang last year, but then got notification that it was going to be 6 months until delivery so I cancelled it. Would still be keen on getting one!

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