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2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« on: July 12, 2017, 03:00:04 AM »
Gibson Limited Run Guitars:
Theme: 100th Anniversary of Orville Gibson’s Heritage
100 Limited Runs released through the year
Limited Runs announced per quarter
Exclusive features:
Modern-Retro “Gibson” headstock logo
“Only a Gibson is Good Enough” decal on the back of the headstock


EB Bass 5 String 2018 Satin Trans Black

EB Bass 5 String 2018 Satin Trans Black Left Hand

EB Bass 5 String 2018 Natural Satin Left Hand

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Satin Trans Black

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Satin Trans Black Left Hand

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Natural Satin Left Hand

EB Bass 4 String 2018 Natural Satin

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Bright Cherry

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Ebony

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Bright Cherry Left Hand

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Ebony Left Hand

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Vintage Sunburst Left Hand

Thunderbird 4 String 2018 Vintage Sunburst

RD Artist Bass 2018 Antique Natural

RD Artist Bass 2018 Ebony

SG Standard Bass 2018 Ebony

SG Standard Bass 2018 Heritage Cherry

SG Standard Bass 2018 Ebony Left Hand

SG Standard Bass 2018 Heritage Cherry Left Hand

SG Standard Bass 2018 Walnut Left Hand

SG Standard Bass 2018 Walnut

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 03:47:53 AM »
That's a relief. It was starting to look like Epiphone was going to take over all the new bass production. Wonder if the Thunderbird will still have the Babicz bridge and DeCola pickups. Thanks for the great news!
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 05:36:17 AM »

Modern-Retro “Gibson” headstock logo


What the **** does that mean?!

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 06:24:57 AM »
RD Artist ... with the full Moog enchilada?  :o :o :o
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 06:54:39 AM »
At this moment I don't know anything about specs...

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 07:06:19 AM »
Some basses are better than none.

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 07:27:19 AM »
So does this mean they changed their minds about not releasing any bass guitars in 2018?
Or were they just bullshitting Chris with the news from two weeks ago?

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2017, 09:18:21 AM »


 Glad to see them doing "something" again.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2017, 10:51:55 AM »
Don't worry, all their new models will be - in tried and trusted fashion - dismissed by my dear brethren here for not being this or featuring that ...
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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 01:08:17 PM »
So, ignoring finishes as usual that'll be 4 new basses for Uwe, right?  :)

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 01:52:55 PM »
So does this mean they changed their minds about not releasing any bass guitars in 2018?
Or were they just bullshitting Chris with the news from two weeks ago?

There are no basses in standard production. These are all limited runs. 100 different models. I think I said there could be basses in limited runs, but my people didn't knew some weeks ago. What is limited? IDK.....

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 02:04:32 PM »
You are right. You did mention the 100 limited runs.
Maybe it is going to be a bit like the Guitar Of The Week series they did a couple of years ago?
That did result in some pretty cool basses (the SG Supreme for example)

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2017, 02:17:54 PM »
Thanks for the information. It will be very interesting to see what the specs are.

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2017, 03:01:31 PM »
Seeing as how relatively small their bass market is (compared to guitars), that's still a decent number of basses they plan on offering. There's some great news for our lefty brethren as well!

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Re: 2018 Gibson basses. New basses, new topic :)
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2017, 03:11:57 PM »
And when exactly did you find your heart for lefties?  :mrgreen:
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