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Guitars Etc. / Re: New Gibson Guitars
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:45:15 PM »
Rickenbacker can build a good guitar or (neck through) bass with a proper glossy finish in California that sells for less than $2000. Why can't Gibson do that in Tennessee?

edit: I looked at Sweetwater and they have a 2018 Thunderbird that has an MSRP of $3669 for sale at $2199. Using a little math here a $3999 MSRP translates to a $2399 street price. But still would I buy a Thunderbird for $2199 or a 4003s at $1499 or a Fender American Professional Jazz for $1599? Damn, I just saw an Antique Olive Precision for $1499 and I don't have a P with rosewood.

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:38:02 PM »
What is it? Looks like a sort of glossy gray.

Fender Frost Gray from 2008.

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Gibson Basses / Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« on: January 07, 2018, 02:59:33 PM »
I built a 2008 P bass with parts from there.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:36:20 AM »
Did you notice any change in tone after reversing the wires?

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Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:00:55 AM »
Thanks for that link! What I found most useful is: "what does it mean independent volume controls? In simple terms, you have a series resistor, (aka rheostat ) limiting the current out of each pickup, instead of a potentiometer voltage divider." and "I truly love the independent volume controls, but I definitely lost some "Tone" or "bandwidth" as stated above. It lost "SOME"warmth and "les Paul" tone that I loved."

So, no, I am not going to change anything. They must wire it that way for a reason, I just thought it odd that of all the Rickenbacker basses that have passed through my hands I never experienced this. After looking up the Rickenbacker wiring diagram, it is completely different than a Les Paul. The pickups go to the pickup selector switch first then to the volume pot. The Les Paul is wired like the first picture in the linked post and the Rickenbacker is wired like the second picture.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: January 03, 2018, 06:43:36 PM »
I was playing my ES Les Paul bass today and noticed a bit of weirdness. When I turn the volume down on either pickup when it gets down to about 2 both pickups go quiet. Why would this happen? Does it have something to do with the pickup selector switch, or is it something else?

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Gibson Basses / Re: Q80 on Ebay
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:41:02 AM »
Even at that price, it's a lot of bass for the money. Problem is, they don't fetch that kind of price.

If it hasn't sold at that price in 7 months, then he doesn't really want to sell...yet.

I had to look it up. I sold that bass on ebay in 2005 for $480 and $22.65 shipping. I sold a different Bass IV (maybe a red one) in 2000 for $265.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Q80 on Ebay
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:30:50 AM »
Heather Poly.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: December 28, 2017, 08:30:16 AM »
It could have gone the other way instead. Often when shopping with my wife she will like something but not buy it saying "I'll wait until it goes on sale", but when we go back it's already been sold.


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Gibson Basses / Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:03:34 PM »
Merry Christmas! Now CME is letting these go for $1100.75 taking 15% off $1295 at checkout. It is a remarkable price for a remarkable bass.

https://reverb.com/item/6734525-gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-faded-dark-floor-model

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Gibson Basses / Re: Q80 on Ebay
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:51:32 PM »
This IV bass that used to be mine is not selling on reverb.com https://reverb.com/item/5593050-vintage-1987-gibson-iv-electric-bass-guitar-w-original-case-rare-model I found the listing about six months ago.

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Rickenbacker Basses / Re: Cool Rics on eBay
« on: December 24, 2017, 08:20:32 AM »
I'd like it better if it was a v63 or even a 4003S.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Anyone ever tried building a mahogany Ripper?
« on: December 23, 2017, 08:51:54 PM »
Ironically Honduran Mahogany is plantation grown in the Philippines. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swietenia_macrophylla

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Gibson Basses / Re: Question about the tailstop of a Thunderbird
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:39:12 PM »
Make a gasket out of pickguard material. It will raise it and maintain a good mechanical connection.

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Gibson Basses / Re: Gibson LP Bass pickups
« on: December 14, 2017, 11:51:17 AM »
I hadn't looked closely at the specs, but notice the neck and bridge pickups are quite different. Different winding, magnets, resistance, and capacitor values on the tone controls. Also state that they use CTS pots and Orange Drop caps.

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