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Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:47:55 PM »
I tried not to buy it, but when a reduced floor model added a 15% discount, I caved. I'd been eyeballing a blemished gold one at MF for a while, but I really wanted a sunburst. Chicago Music Exchange had one marked down, I called to get a better description this morning. Told him to box it up............. This is the first short scale Les Paul Bass that Gibson has produced since the Hobit was discontinued. Plus it is light! I hope it balances well. Has anybody test driven one of these? I should have it possibly Tuesday. I bought this one for $2,035.00.

https://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/gibson-memphis-es-les-paul-bass-faded-dark-serial-13226722-floor-model



http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/2016/Memphis/ES-Les-Paul-Bass.aspx
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 02:05:29 PM »
What a beauty. I really love to try one of these but never found one
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 02:28:52 PM »
I've never tried one either, taking a gamble.............
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 03:37:15 PM »
Hope it works great for you!  Too pricey for me.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 04:47:10 PM »
I thought it would be too pricey for me also. I retired last January an assumed I'd have to find a cure to my GAS problem. Looks like I had a relapse. The main thought is having a light short scale Les Paul bass that I should be able to play for years to come. Also, not many Gibson basses have all of the features that their six string brothers have. Not that it will make it play any better. It might be a Hobit II.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 04:54:48 PM »
Im still in love with the gold top version, But both are pretty-congrats!

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 07:05:25 PM »
Looks very good! Let us know how it sounds.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 09:39:17 PM »
That's a nice 'burst. Congrats.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 04:32:18 AM »
Those are nice. About as high quality as you can get with a short scale.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2017, 06:28:43 AM »
Congrats and enjoy it, just please don't play any Britney Spears songs on it.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2017, 07:18:58 AM »
Cool and beautiful bass. Congrats!

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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2017, 02:04:06 PM »
Thanks, I'm anxious to get my hands on it. It arrived in Minneapolis at 9:19 this morning, likely about 15 miles from my house. I'll have to wait until around 5:00 on Tuesday afternoon before it gets delivered. Torture! Be patient old man!
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 06:51:23 PM »
Reminds me of the Jack Bruce & Robin Trower "Seven Moons" concert when Jack concludes by saying "thanks for putting up with us old men."

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2017, 02:17:32 AM »
Conratulations, the burst is beautiful.
Look forward to pics of your bass when it arrives.

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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2017, 05:24:22 AM »
Congrats on your bass! Great find! I bought the exact same bass when it first came out, mine is a 2011. They only produced 400 of the first batch with the smaller headstock & only one third of them were gold. Its a bit heavy, but a great bass. Owning that bass is why I opted to buy the sunburst this time around, or I would have bought the gold version of the ES Les Paul most likely. The hardware on these two basses look pretty much identical. The pickups look the same but are said to be different on the Memphis version. Time will tell. Enjoy your new bass!

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