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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2017, 07:22:57 PM »
That's a beautiful bass.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2017, 01:45:12 PM »
Thanks!

The bass wasn't suppose to be delivered until Tuesday Sept 5th. My wife & I went up north for two days. Just got home, a note from UPS was on the door, they tried to deliver it Saturday but no one was home........................... BUMMER!!! I didn't think they would try or I would have stayed home! They usually don't deliver on Saturdays, must have been because of the holiday weekend. Who woulda thought?
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 01:16:26 PM »
So........ has it arrived?

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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2017, 05:26:39 PM »
It showed up a little after 2:00, right in the middle of a practice. I gave it about a three hour workout & am quite impressed. It's super light, (at least compared to what I am used to). The neck is chunkier than the Hobits but comfortable to play. It's been years since I played a bass with flat wounds, but they really work on this bass. I put Schaller Strap Locks on all of my guitars, so I didn't have a strap to try it with, that's coming tomorrow. I'll get a better idea how well it balances out then. It was a bit more spendy  than most basses I've bought, but the quality really seems to be there. Worth every penny! (even though it was discounted over 30%). It was even easy to get that good Gibson Bass thump!

Here is the official Leg Lamp pic................

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2017, 07:11:41 PM »
Nice. And the bass ain't bad either.  :mrgreen:

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2017, 11:24:42 PM »
Beutiful!
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2017, 07:58:38 AM »
This seems appropriate...


Those have to be so light I feel like I would forget the bass was there!  Bet it would be great for one of those 3 set nights.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2017, 11:18:14 AM »
That burst is very attractive. After your initial impressions would you say those pickups are distinctly different from the ones in your Les Paul oversize gold top? Perhaps more articulate without getting as overdriven at high volume?
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2017, 12:19:55 PM »
The bass feels featherweight. It is listed as being 6lbs 14ozs. It feels lighter than that. It balances perfectly with a strap. The Hipshot Ultralight tuners are apparently the reason why. I was wondering what the center block was made of. The ES-335 & the Les Paul Signature look to have a maple center block, or at least a white colored wood. This one is mahogany like a Les Paul body. The pickups seem smoother & a bit lower than the pickups on the Les Paul Oversized Bass. I'm sure that the short scale is a factor in the sound also. I'm liking the flat wounds better than I thought I would. Lastly & most important, the sunburst color matches the Leg Lamp perfectly!  :mrgreen:
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2017, 12:24:47 PM »
Fra-JEE-lay? Must be Italian.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 02:13:33 PM »
If the center block looks like mahogany, it could be Spanish cedar.

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« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 02:21:54 PM »
The color reminds me of a sixties Vox bass I recall, I believe that was Italian also............

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vox-Vintage-V272-Sidewinder-VI-4-String-Bass-Electric-Guitar-All-Original-w-Case-/201871848356?epid=715183095&hash=item2f007ff3a4:g:rh0AAOSwLsBZSpyW

A Spanish cedar block could be lighter, but I think it's mahogany.......

"21. New for 2014 is the Gibson ES-Les Paul, a unique hybrid of two classic Gibson designs. Just a few features include ES-style laminated maple tops, semi-acoustic construction (including a mahogany central block and f-holes) with Les Paul-style shapes and appointments. Learn more about the Gibson ES-Les Paul."
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2017, 02:04:35 AM »
Congrats! Fits well between all the other Les Pauls  :thumbsup:

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 02:10:06 PM »
Nice to get the leg in the shot...
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2017, 04:52:42 PM »
The leg spends most of the year there. It goes upstairs from Black Friday till shortly after New Years Day. By Feb 1st, I start hearing threats that it could meet the same demise as the one in the movie.
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