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  1. Note that I previously posted this in a different forum but someone suggested I’d have better luck here. I’m new to the forums; forgive me. In the late ‘90s I received, directly from Gibson Customer Service, the bass pictured here. This was a “service recovery” gesture by Gibson after a particularly-cringeworthy repair experience with a different bass. This guitar is stunning. Pictures don’t do the finish justice. It’s a “ten top” with a flame and depth that’s indescribable. I was told at the time that this bass was owned by none other than Les Paul’s own bassist, who for whatever reason returned it to the factory. Whether this is true or not I can’t say. Note that I reached out via email to Nicki Parott, who played bass with Les Paul beginning around the year 2000, asking if she had any insights but she didn’t reply. I find myself wanting to know more about the history, uniqueness and value of this guitar. I reached out to Gibson Customer Service twice this year and both times, when providing the serial number (91007780), the representatives insisted this is a one-off Tobias-brand bass. Clearly it’s not, and whether this is due to incorrect records at Gibson or my own failed translation of the serial number, I can’t say. I’m inclined to believe the error is Gibson’s since an online serial-number lookup reveals a manufacturing date of April 1997, which is spot-on. During my most recent call to Customer Service the rep told me to email pictures of the bass to service@gibson.com for further investigation. This was five months ago and I received no response. (I also filled out the online Service form, and again: Nothing.) Can anyone tell me more about this bass? I have found similar instruments online, but nothing identical to this. Most similar basses have lesser-quality finishes. Five-string versions seem rare, at least of this quality. I’m a bit disappointed that Gibson, probably the most recognizable instrument brand in the world, apparently doesn’t check its Customer Service email or website form. I’m hoping someone is willing to go the extra mile to investigate the history of this unique, perhaps one-of-a-kind, instrument. Thanks.
  2. In the late ‘90s I received, directly from Gibson Customer Service, the bass pictured here. This was a “service recovery” gesture by Gibson after a particularly-cringeworthy repair experience with a different bass. This guitar is stunning. Pictures don’t do the finish justice. It’s a “ten top” with a flame and depth that’s indescribable. I was told at the time that this bass was owned by none other than Les Paul’s own bassist, who for whatever reason returned it to the factory. Whether this is true or not I can’t say. Note that I reached out via email to Nicki Parott, who played bass with Les Paul beginning around the year 2000, asking if she had any insights but she didn’t reply. I find myself wanting to know more about the history, uniqueness and value of this guitar. I reached out to Gibson Customer Service twice this year and both times, when providing the serial number (91007780), the representatives insisted this is a one-off Tobias-brand bass. Clearly it’s not, and whether this is due to incorrect records at Gibson or my own failed translation of the serial number, I can’t say. I’m inclined to believe the error is Gibson’s since an online serial-number lookup reveals a manufacturing date of April 1997, which is spot-on. During my most recent call to Customer Service the rep told me to email pictures of the bass to service@gibson.com for further investigation. This was five months ago and I received no response. (I also filled out the online Service form, and again: Nothing.) Can anyone tell me more about this bass? I have found similar instruments online, but nothing identical to this. Most similar basses have lesser-quality finishes. Five-string versions seem rare, at least of this quality. I’m a bit disappointed that Gibson, probably the most recognizable instrument brand in the world, apparently doesn’t check its Customer Service email or website form. I’m hoping someone is willing to go the extra mile to investigate the history of this unique, perhaps one-of-a-kind, instrument. Thanks.
  3. My father in law found this Kramer acoustic electric bass while cleaning out his brothers apartment. It has the body of a Ferrington but the headstock is a Fender style. I haven’t been able to find anything else like it online. The number on the plate where the neck bolts on is F A8702.
  4. Hi all So I've recently noticed tiny chips of cherry red lacquer appearing around my room, in places where I play my '08 SG bass. Some lacquer has been chipping off around the neck pickup, but I don't know where else it is chipping off and I don't know why it is. Is this common?
  5. Does anyone know what the stock's strings in Les Paul Tribute DC Bass are? And any recomendated hardcase for this shorty ?
  6. Hello everyone. I'm new here, I hope this is an appropriate post & in the appropriate spot. I own a very beautiful vintage 1979 Kramer DMZ 5000 Bass Guitar with its original tan Kramer hard shell case & tan strap. I've done a lot of research on it, but still consider myself fairly uneducated on it; especially its appraisal/price. In addition to information below, there are high definition photos of it. The serial number is 05736 and it's made in the USA. It works perfectly and, as far as I know, all of the electronics and all of the parts for that matter are the original factory parts. Does anyone have any insight into what this bass is realistically worth? Reverb has one at $700 and another at $2250...so, yeah. Thanks I guess. Taking into consideration that it really is in very, very good condition (played under 10 times in the 9 years I've owned it), has all original parts (I think), is the upgraded version of the '79 DMZ 5000 (the fretboard inlays are an example of this) & has its original hard shell case? Alas, the one downside is I am not the original or first owner (obviously) Pictures are attached, I really appreciate any advice. Thanks! Gold
  7. Salve a tutti Gibsoniani, sono nuovo, mi chiamo Dario e sono molto interessato al basso nel titolo ma non riesco a trovare niente sul web! Possibile? A quanto ho capito non li producono più ma ne avranno venduto qualcuno spero..dove sono finiti!? Grazie per le eventuali risposte
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