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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:36 pm    Post subject: Gibson SG Special Bass Reply with quote

Gibson SG Special Bass in Fireburst Satin, 30" scale, reduced to £499 including HSC at DV24. I know there's only a 1% chance I would actually buy it but what do people know/think about it? Same short scale as the Fender Bass VI, T-Bird pickups.
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The main features of the Gibson SG Special Bass Fireburst Satin include:
•120th anniversary edition
•Mahogany body in SG body shape
•Mahogany neck
•Unbound rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays and 120th anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret
•1 x T-Bird Plus pickup at the neck, 1 x vintage-style T-Bird Mini pickup at the bridge
•2 x Volume controls, 1 x Tone control
•Chrome three-point adjustable bridge
•Chrome Grover Shamrock-style tuners
•Fireburst Satin finish
•Includes Vintage Brown hardshell case
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would Play.

Would convert to VI Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had my hands one one of these, or even anything remotely similar. It looks neat especially for the price!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think maybe I played a second-hand one last year in Guitar Store in Southampton and it had a problem - I tried to play a Free bass line that included stuff around 14-17th frets on the top string and there was a nasty buzz. They said "oh, it just needs a fret dress, we'll throw that in" but I thought the problem was more serious so I left it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It mainly needs thick ass strings. Very Happy Like you have to go to the nearest suspension bridge and cut some of the wires off. Trust me, they will fit perfectly... It is not like those musicmaster basses that work with everything... But i guess Kim Gordon sure likes her EB-0 and she's one hell of a bassist Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds impressive, isn't.

Gibson should reissue that 30k ohm mudbucker neck pickup and and the vari-tone switching to the SG bass. Then I'd be interested.
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