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GB Basses

Post by bass_ferret » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:05 pm

It would be rude to come here just to stalk CK and not have any porn :D

GB Spitfire fretless. Built for me by Bernie Goodfellow with the same neck profile to replace an Ibanez Musician fretless that was too heavy to play for my poor old back. Looks a bit different now as all hardware replaced with black.

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GB Spitfire based Precision. Built for me. Late 60's Precision pup. Nitro cellulose paint. Vintage frets. EBS active.

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GB Rumour. Not built for me. Named Grace by Bernies partner. Single coil pickups and slap switch changed to give more traditional voicing on the actives.

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Re: GB Basses

Post by john » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:58 pm

Hey. Welcome to the site,
Nice looking instruments there. What is that in the lower cutaway from the first pic?

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Re: GB Basses

Post by bass_ferret » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:56 am

The stand :D

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Re: GB Basses

Post by john » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:47 pm

Ha ha so it is. Funny how sometimes you cant see things ,as they are, then once told it is so obvious :oops:

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Re: GB Basses

Post by foal30 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:09 pm

mean beans
good = clean fingerboard on fretless
bad= I don't like the look of the stamped Pick Ups

more UK Bass photo's is all good
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Thanks Bass Ferret.

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Re: GB Basses

Post by beagle » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:23 am

Yeah .... 3 very nice basses! Cheers 8)
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Re: GB Basses

Post by bass_ferret » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:09 pm

foal30 wrote:bad= I don't like the look of the stamped Pick Ups
Thats the final part of the Stealth conversion - paint the pup mouldings black :D

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Re: GB Basses

Post by ash » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:18 pm

That Fiesta Red number is SEX-AYY!

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Post by kiwipom » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:26 pm

As the owner of a GB "Standard" 5 string for the past 9 years, I have to say that Bernie Goodfellow makes some great basses - all made by him. 8) A sort of luxury bolt-on loosely Jazz styled bass with smaller headstock and 18V pre-amp - broadly in line with tradition and very versatile tone wise

Mine is swamp ash body with burr facing and a bird's eye maple neck with black hardware throughout ( pic soon )
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Nice bloke - the sort of company where you can roll up on a weekend, ( and use up all of his teabags and biscuits over a few hours! ) and sit in his workshop and literally choose the exotic wood for your bass - about 4 to 6 weeks later it's done. Plus you get to play them through EBS gear ( Bernie is the EBS main dealer for the UK ) :)

The higher-priced Rumour basses are great too!
GB/Goodfellow + Genz Benz + Carvin

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