Jump to content
retroman

Gibson Porn

Recommended Posts

Have finally joined the Thunderbird OC! Waiting for this to arrive - middle of next week I hope :D :sun_bespectacled:

More pics here https://www.icloud.com/photostream/#AC5Uzl7VGhd6dw

Edited by DaytonaRik

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='neepheid' timestamp='1390559473' post='2346743']
So, um, I've got this black cherry 2007 Gibson Les Paul Double Cut (later model with walnut "tone plate" a la Money bass).








[/quote]

Oooooh - that's rather lovely! :gas:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='Billy Apple' timestamp='1391379436' post='2356598']
lovely, gsgbass, very lovely indeed. You're giving me GAS for a Walnutty Thunderbird. Mmmmm.
[/quote]

That's a nice bass to get some serious GAS over. The only thing that stops me from doing a Walnut Thunderbird, it's not Fretless. I'm getting very spoiled again with the long scale Fretless Jazz.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice SG!

I'm not a big fan of Gibson basses but I do love a good SG, V or Explorer :)

Here's my contribution, albeit it a six string piccolo bass tuned like a guitar... :ph34r:

[URL=http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BigBassBob/media/2014-02-04190330.jpg.html][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v155/BigBassBob/2014-02-04190330.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='BigBassBob' timestamp='1392522546' post='2369677']
Nice SG!

I'm not a big fan of Gibson basses but I do love a good SG, V or Explorer :)

Here's my contribution, albeit it a six string piccolo bass tuned like a guitar... :ph34r:

[url="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BigBassBob/media/2014-02-04190330.jpg.html"][/url]
[/quote]

Nice V you have Partner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='gsgbass' timestamp='1391741911' post='2360879']
[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/gDb6o4H.jpg[/IMG]
[/quote]

I'm just thinking it would look pretty cool with a batwing pickguard too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Matt's influence is casting it's shadow here too. Here is my EB2014.

[url=http://peterb4407.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/20297576_MJZnTm#!i=3086238076&k=vxLQXXh&lb=1&s=A][/url]

[url=http://peterb4407.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/20297576_MJZnTm#!i=3086238072&k=rbpgt9b&lb=1&s=A][/url]

I tried to pull the knobs off to take the pickguard film off and the pull switchable spindle came away. With the help of John (Kiogon) I fitted new electrics with 3 pull switchable pots. Now the pickups are switchable series/parallel as opposed to series/coil tap and there's a global parallel/series switch on the tone pot.

The finish is a little 'grungy' and the bass is clearly made to be a little more affordable for a full US spec bass but I like it and it has real tonal authority.

It does neck dive a little but a Comfort Strapp sorted that completely.

I've done a clip that goes:

Both pups parallel
Both pups series
Neck pup series
Bridge pup series
Both pups series and global series too.

Tone max and D'Addario Chromes.

Finally there a fender Jazz for a reference tone, Roscoe Beck, single coil, both pups tone max.

https://soundcloud.com/peter-burridge-1/ebvsrbiv

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Red was my second choice, and only because my Ripper is being refinished trans red. Looks great. Assertive with flats, positively rude and pushy with rounds :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1393014628' post='2375377']
These EBs need big old clover leaf machine heads like the EB3s.
P
[/quote]


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Firstly, love blablas' fanned fret lefty EB-alike earlier in this thread.

This was my 1963 EB3, originally a really tatty cherry and eventually refinished in Nitro and Polaris white. Sorry for poor pic.



Gigged it upside down for 10 years then sold it to a friend.

Now moved onto Status King Basses which I feel are kinda inspired by the Gibson LPjr double cutaway / EB0.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='NancyJohnson' timestamp='1393675335' post='2383174']
That's what your Goldfinger EB nneds, Neeph.
P
[/quote]

I disagree. I don't mind so much the Schaller BMs they used to use but those Grovers they've been using lately are ears you'd get bullied for at school! Stick out a mile, look clunky and horrible, IMO.



Come on, it looks like it could take flight. Do not like. The EB is a brand new bass with no history to contend with. Why clunk it up with big tuners just because Gibson used to use 'em back in the day?

My RD, for comparison with the Schaller BM tuners:



Look how much tighter into the headstock edge they sit. This is OK for me. But I'm still not putting them on my EB, curse you! ;)

Edited by neepheid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aesthetically, I love the look of the bigger tuners on the Gibson 2x2's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the recent Moffat Bass Bash I was really keen to try one bass more than any other. The Mike Lull with the retro engineered 60's Thunderbird pickups.

To be specific a Jeff Ament Sgnature model:



I have to say, the construction and playability were everything I'd hoped for although I'd rather have these pups in a P or J body.

I played the bass passively and listened to Matt playing it against his EB2014 and I'd have to say that in my opinion the EB2014 won the audio test.

So that's GAS relief.

Peter

Edited by GreeneKing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='gsgbass' timestamp='1392429484' post='2368816']
I'm not parting with this SG Std. It plays so great! I think it's the best Gibson EB0/SG Std. bass I've had in 44 years.

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/65Vhgmt.jpg[/IMG]
[/quote]

Am I right to believe you no longer own this bass? :D hahaha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='neepheid' timestamp='1393676251' post='2383195']


I disagree. I don't mind so much the Schaller BMs they used to use but those Grovers they've been using lately are ears you'd get bullied for at school! Stick out a mile, look clunky and horrible, IMO.



Come on, it looks like it could take flight. Do not like. The EB is a brand new bass with no history to contend with. Why clunk it up with big tuners just because Gibson used to use 'em back in the day?

My RD, for comparison with the Schaller BM tuners:



Look how much tighter into the headstock edge they sit. This is OK for me. But I'm still not putting them on my EB, curse you! ;)
[/quote]

I actually don't mind either design as long as they're the vintage tuner.
Yes they may stick out a little but they're functionally sound and I've never had any issues.

However, the ones I had on my LP bass (and currently on the EB basses) I seriously didn't like and didn't think suited the bass.
I used the modern tuners on stuff like Ibanez, where if the plastic O rings break, it would all break.

Would you think a LP bass would suit the schallers like on the RD?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='bigsmokebass' timestamp='1398406057' post='2433711']
Would you think a LP bass would suit the schallers like on the RD?
[/quote]

Not really - I shall cite history - there is no historical precident for LP basses (apart from the Signature, but that's a completely different beast and the Double Cut Jr, which is a bit weird and doesn't even look like the Les Paul double cut of old which it pinches the name from) to have large tuners. Even the earliest Les Paul bass (1969-71) had Schaller M4 tuners. So did the Triumph. So does every Epiphone Les Paul bass. And every Gibson Les Paul Double Cut/Money.

If you don't like the plastic O ring, and that's the only reason to change, what about these Schaller M4 Lights?

[url="http://guitar-parts.biz/hp524876/Bass-Machine-Heads-M4-Light.htm"]http://guitar-parts....ds-M4-Light.htm[/url]

No plastic O ring I can see, and 40% lighter than regular Schaller M4 tuners.

Edited by neepheid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='blablas' timestamp='1386189584' post='2297044']
Is Gibson 'inspired' allowed?

I made this one myself, loosely based on the SG body shape.
[/quote] Damn that's cool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Boys...


Annie (above) is quite possibly the nicest bass I've ever played - certainly the nicest I've ever owned. She had actually completely cured me of GAS...at least until you rotten sods started showing me all these pictures of SG-Zs!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='neepheid' timestamp='1398432208' post='2434067']


Not really - I shall cite history - there is no historical precident for LP basses (apart from the Signature, but that's a completely different beast and the Double Cut Jr, which is a bit weird and doesn't even look like the Les Paul double cut of old which it pinches the name from) to have large tuners. Even the earliest Les Paul bass (1969-71) had Schaller M4 tuners. So did the Triumph. So does every Epiphone Les Paul bass. And every Gibson Les Paul Double Cut/Money.

If you don't like the plastic O ring, and that's the only reason to change, what about these Schaller M4 Lights?

[url="http://guitar-parts.biz/hp524876/Bass-Machine-Heads-M4-Light.htm"]http://guitar-parts....ds-M4-Light.htm[/url]

No plastic O ring I can see, and 40% lighter than regular Schaller M4 tuners.
[/quote]

I know the signature bass, basically the epi Jack Cassidy sig, never actually seen one for sale- whether they're actually in circulation?

They're actually sweet tuners! Shame my LP bass was stolen or I'd get some for that :D
I never have issues with the basses but I feel something about R'n'R basses like Gibsons suit the old school tuners better... Like fender basses, most use the old clovers.

Maybe it's just me ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[quote name='EliasMooseblaster' timestamp='1398437144' post='2434124']
Hello Boys...


Annie (above) is quite possibly the nicest bass I've ever played - certainly the nicest I've ever owned. She had actually completely cured me of GAS...at least until you rotten sods started showing me all these pictures of SG-Zs!
[/quote]

Welcoooooome to the forum!
Where the GAS is never ending ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



×
×
  • Create New...