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gearHed289

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #75 on: November 22, 2017, 08:46:42 AM »
Since we're on the subject, how does a Hobbit body compare to a normal LP?

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #76 on: November 22, 2017, 10:03:23 AM »
The first version of the Hobbit is the largest. It might be similar to the Les Paul Standard Oversized Bass. They shrunk it down a bit for the Les Paul Triumph Bass, but still larger than a normal Les Paul body.


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« Reply #77 on: November 22, 2017, 12:08:10 PM »
The modern day oversize LPs are even a bit larger than the first Hobbits. IMHO, the "Les Paul flair" doesn't exactly benefit from a larger (body) scale. Les Pauls belong in your crotch, nuff said, don't make them look like Rippers.  ;D
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #78 on: November 22, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »
I finally plugged in mine today. I really like having two tone controls. Can't wait to hear it in my gig rig, but with festival season over we have nothing lined up until next summer.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #79 on: November 22, 2017, 04:40:50 PM »
Mojohobo- I've always wondered about that - never had a bass w/ 2 tone controls. How do you like to use them?

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2017, 06:06:07 AM »
The modern day oversize LPs are even a bit larger than the first Hobbits. IMHO, the "Les Paul flair" doesn't exactly benefit from a larger (body) scale. Les Pauls belong in your crotch, nuff said, don't make them look like Rippers.  ;D

They for sure look different in the cutaway. The old bodies look like they added X-amount of material around the entire body, making the cutaway (horn) look a lot thicker proportionally. The Oversized Bass was more likely done with CAD software & looks more normal, at least in the horn area. I once heard a saying; "Men are like Rhinoceros's, it's all about the horn!"   That might be true here.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2017, 08:00:41 AM »
Mojohobo- I've always wondered about that - never had a bass w/ 2 tone controls. How do you like to use them?

Cut the highs on the bridge pickup and cut the volume slightly on the neck pickup.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #82 on: November 23, 2017, 11:18:59 PM »
The first version of the Hobbit is the largest. It might be similar to the Les Paul Standard Oversized Bass. They shrunk it down a bit for the Les Paul Triumph Bass, but still larger than a normal Les Paul body.


It looks like the difference is huge, but then I see that the 'scale' is shorter on the triumph :)

Don't know if it's my computer or the pics but the difference between nut and bridge is notable between the old les paul and the triumph.

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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #83 on: November 24, 2017, 07:45:59 AM »
It looks like the difference is huge, but then I see that the 'scale' is shorter on the triumph :)

Don't know if it's my computer or the pics but the difference between nut and bridge is notable between the old les paul and the triumph.

The scale should be identical. My photos were taken at different times, with the tripod just randomly positioned.
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Re: Oops... I did it again. 2016 ES Les Paul Bass
« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2017, 11:03:48 AM »
Mojohobo- I've always wondered about that - never had a bass w/ 2 tone controls. How do you like to use them?

I really like having a V-T for each pickup. Besides my LP I have several stack knob J basses, one of which my tech wired as a stack knob with a master volume that pulls up for series.

I like to use the neck pickup V-T dimed, bridge rolled off slightly with tone at around 50%, depending on strings.
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