Here's a shot of me doing a little research at Guitar Center before buying the Epiphone neck.
The neck is extreamly thin. Not unlike a Fender Jazz Bass neck. After some jamming I decided it was worth a try given the ridiculously low price the Epi neck were selling for on Ebay.
I really like the black and white colors.
One thing I never liked about any of the Bill Lawrence Gibson basses were the bridges. Awkward to play and impossible to set up well, I originally thought of using a BadAss bridge that I already had in the shop. But then I noticed how nice the Gibson Victory Bass bridges (Made by schaller) were and decided to go with that. This would allow me to keep the bass 100% Gibson (or Gibson subsidiaries) and still be cool.
I still have a few adjustments to make. The pickup is too close to the strings because the mount screws are too short. I still need to make a new saddle for the G string on the bridge. There are two high frets at the upper end of the neck and I have an original 1975 Gibson "Q" tone control system from an old Ripper I'm going to put in.
Steve Clark: I'd rather be playing guitar
Nov 12, 2015 5:38:31 GMT -5
Steve Clark: Counting down to my new guitar
Dec 22, 2015 2:51:07 GMT -5
Steve Clark: Happy new year!
Dec 31, 2015 16:00:56 GMT -5
tricky: Just passing by so thought I would drop in and say a big Hiya to the hard core keeping the board going. Hope you are all well, have a great 2016 and keep it real(ish)!!
Jan 19, 2016 18:21:19 GMT -5
rhod34: Richard, none of us are real. I'm my own imaginary friend
Jan 21, 2016 11:44:24 GMT -5
Steve Clark: I've never met Rhod. I assume he's just some Welsh computer 'bot'
Jan 22, 2016 4:53:37 GMT -5
rhod34: you leave my bottom out of this, ya perv!
Jan 22, 2016 15:25:24 GMT -5
Steve Clark: In Wales bot-net has a very different meaning
Jan 26, 2016 5:21:44 GMT -5
Steve Clark: My guitar is in the UK! Awaiting news from customs
Feb 9, 2016 6:30:31 GMT -5