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NBD: 2018 SG Std. Bass. SG Std. Heritage Cherry / Walnut

#1 User is offline   gsgbass 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:30 PM

I received my 2018 Heritage Cherry SG Std. bass today. It's about the same as the 2015 SG Std., except the fretboard inlays aren't Mother of Pearl anymore. The original brown Gibson USA case is back as well. My 2018 is really finished well. Gibson did a great job creating it. It's nice to see Gibson turning out SG Std. basses again.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:57 PM

Extremely nice. Now you got me jonseing for one. [thumbup]
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:36 PM

Did they keep the Babicz bridge on it as a hold over from the 2015? I really like the 2015 model.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

That's a good looking bass right there.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 05:07 PM

Beautiful !
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:26 PM

View PostMegafrog, on 08 November 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

Did they keep the Babicz bridge on it as a hold over from the 2015? I really like the 2015 model.


Yes they did keep the Babicz bridge. It appears from what a rep at Gibson Customer Service told me, the 2018 is the same as a 2015, except for the Mother of Pearl inlays are not in the fretboard.
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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:30 PM

Thanks guys. I couldn't believe that Gibson is making a 2018 SG Std., and Thunderbird. Great move for Gibson!
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:41 AM

Sweet....congrats.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

Thanks guys. I played this SG Std. for almost an hour today, and didn't want to stop. The frets are dressed so well, and the sound is super. I have a Walnut SG Std. coming in also. SG style basses are definitely my Achilles Heel. The QC is superb. I made up my mind, if I'm going to have two short scale basses, the 2018 SG Std. is the one to have two of. The Humbuckings on here is what a bass sound is all about.

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

Beautiful... congratulations.
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:26 PM

For sometime I had a bit of discomfort playing the SG Std. basses. So I reassessed my playing style, trying a few different things that worked out fine for playing SG Std. basses. [thumbup]
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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:59 PM

Well, guess my Mexican Fender Jazz Bass is getting sold this year! The walnut SG bass will match my walnut SG Std. guitar quite nicely!
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:10 AM

I sold a couple of Fenders to get back to Gibson SG Std. basses. After playing my Heritage Cherry, I don't regret parting with the Jazz, or the Mustang Fenders.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

View PostStRanger7032, on 11 November 2017 - 06:59 PM, said:

Well, guess my Mexican Fender Jazz Bass is getting sold this year! The walnut SG bass will match my walnut SG Std. guitar quite nicely!


The Walnut SG Std. I ordered, should be in Monday the 13th. The Walnut SG Std. guitar, and bass would be a great looking pair.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 02:42 PM

Seems like for years all you saw was a Fender bass , looks great and i really like the finish



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 08:00 PM

View Post4Hayden, on 12 November 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

Seems like for years all you saw was a Fender bass , looks great and i really like the finish



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I had some Gibson's in there also. Thanks, Gibson really turned out a superb SG Std. It's finished as it should be. Beautiful tone as well.
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 09:16 PM

The short scale will be better for my girlie-man hands than the Fender anyway. Now I just need to sell the Fender and find $900 more!
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:04 PM

Beautiful SG Bass :o

I love the pick up combination too - enjoy it brother! Or rather enjoy them since you've got another one coming.

Having purchased two 2018 Gibsons myself recently (the Explorer & the SG) I am glad to see them back in the groove :)
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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:16 PM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 12 November 2017 - 11:04 PM, said:

Beautiful SG Bass :o

I love the pick up combination too - enjoy it brother! Or rather enjoy them since you've got another one coming.

Having purchased two 2018 Gibsons myself recently (the Explorer & the SG) I am glad to see them back in the groove :)


Me too! My 2018 LP Classic is so amazing, and light as a feather too :rolleyes:
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