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If only I needed a new bass - SDOTD content

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Chud, Jan 20, 2021.

  1. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

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    G&L Tribute JB bass in turquoise mist for $299.
     
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    Love my late 80’s L2000. I so nearly pulled the trigger on this one...
     
  3. Blues Twanger

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    It's tempting for the price and finish but folks should be advised that there was a batch of these out there with improperly installed bridges or something that resulted in an as-installed scale length of 34.5 inches.

    Quite a few reveiwers couldn't intonate them without the saddles nearly coming off the front of the bridge.
     
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  4. Chud

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    Looking at recent reviews it appears that the production issue has been remedied. Good call out though.
     
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    Darn :oops:...now I have to go back and look at it again.

    Edit: I count 21 frets on the photo...
     
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  6. Blues Twanger

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    Very possible, its not like G&L to have such an issue.

    I notice this one doesn't have the block inlays or neck binding of the catalog model, must be a special run akin. MF has had some Tribues in the past selling for about &100 less than the regular models but a little stripped down cosmetically.
     
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    I would be very surprised if G&L left those basses in the wilderness once the error was discovered. Furthermore if you did end up with one I imagine they would help you make it right. I'm sure someone on this forum has a G&L horror story, but they mostly seem like a good group that try to do right.
     
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    It just means I would mangle the simple pentatonic at
    a much lower register :oops:
     
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    Yeah, this manufacturing snafu reminds you that, if you bought a Fullerton bass, it would be just so, ready to gig. And the Indonesian ones could be all right or maybe not - they're getting mighty good at "shooting in the dark" but this is all it is - shooting in the dark. Same factory that made the problematic Squier 51. They're essentially a kit and it is your task to try to make it right. Which is IMO a fairly long shot, on full scale electric bass guitars.

    I won't be needing one. My fingers are just not long enough, to play most complex bass parts. Would drive me nuts, having a full scale bass around.
     
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    The Squire 51 had quite a following. My buddy gave me one of those a black one, (gone now) I just don't much care for black guitars as I've stated before, even if it hadn't been black though, I don't think I would have kept it. They really don't seem to be fish nor foul, just something to ponder. One of the few guitars I can honestly say I never missed.
     
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    I had 30 of them. Squier 51s. I liked the idea that they were neither fish nor fowl - it liberated you to be creative and make sounds that had not already been made 10,000 times with a Tele and 100,000 times with a Strat.

    At $ 69, you could decorate 'em up and give them out as gifts. Or you could steal the best necks off them and make an average Telecaster better (big fat necks).
     
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  12. Chud

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    I've bought a few of the G&L Tribute SDOTD's over the last few years. One I regret selling, the other was good in every way but just didn't make the cut after a few months. Very pretty guitars, fit and finish on both of mine were impeccable. The first was an ASAT Deluxe carved top that I sold to bring in a nicer acoustic when I was in one of my "one in, one out" phases. The other was one of the typical SDOTD ASAT Classics that seems to come up every few weeks/months. Nothing wrong with it, just got moved on after a short while.
     
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    I don’t even like Jazz Basses and I hadda talk myself down from that ledge.
     
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    It's been my understanding that the G&L Tributes that are frequently offered as a SDOTD (like the Bluesboy that shows up every 3 months or so), are cut-down versions of the standard production model, so you're not getting as great a deal as you might think.
     
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