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Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by 70' s Tone, Dec 21, 2017.


  1. 70' s Tone

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    Too bad it's made by the, currently lacking in QC, Gibson company.

    The Norlin era Gibson had MUCH BETTER QC, IME.
     
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    Are those the same pickups from the recent EB models? The original RD was a cool-sounding instrument, but those EB pickups are totally different than the originals - and not in a way that I like.
     
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    The shape's a bit much for me.
    But that bridge though :dude
     
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    I had an original, which I stupidly traded away on a keyboard. I’d be interested in that new one if it had a maple fretboard. I wonder why they didn’t include a new version of the original Moog electronics.
     
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    Well, that's debatable. Maybe so, but what does it matter? That was years ago and it no longer matters. Stop loving in the past. The present is where we are, so get used to it. :D
     
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    Outdated technology, expensive to produces, and I do which they would have made it out of maple.
     
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    ANY company that drops quality from the past to the present the way Gibson has does NOT deserve my business. The past is your friend. Learn from it!
     
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    Interesting comment, given your user name, 70's Tone [sic]. :rotflmao

    Yes this the present which will very soon be come the past as we go forth into the future, one microsecond at a time. That is why I only support companies with great QC. :aok No Gibsons for me! :banana
     
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    Odd that they went with modern electronics on a bass with fairly outdated ergonomics. I would have thought simple and passive would have been Gibson's approach.
     
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    Just not the same without the "flying shrimp" inlay in the headstock.
     
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    I clicked on the black one, and it said 11 lbs. 3 oz. Yikes.
     
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    Must admit it looks amazing in my opinion, though I'd worry about the neck dive.

    Also heard rumors of the lacking quality control and that Gibson's CEO is a nutcracker to put it in a nice way and treating his employees like crap.

    Finally I don't have that kind of money, and since I also exclusively have interest in short scales now all added together I am pretty certain that that is not a bass for me.
     
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    i like it, they've come way closer to what the original RD bass did.
    the damn thing's solid maple! it probably balances fine, just super heavy. (i would have argued for a mahogany body and lightweight tuners to help balance it without breaking your back it but they didn't ask me)

    it makes perfect sense to use modern active electronics instead of the primitive screwball moog setup. it's been more than long enough since the '70s for the industry to figure out what kind of active bass guitar EQ works in the real world and it's a straightforward 2 or 3 band boost/cut EQ.
     

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