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 Post subject: Guild B-302
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 2:37 pm 
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Seller in UK says bass is from 1978 and willing to trade for a right-hand model


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 Post subject: Re: Guild B-302
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 6:12 pm 
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Here's the link
https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/325517 ... -302-1978/


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 Post subject: Re: Guild B-302
PostPosted: June 2nd, 2018, 11:47 pm 
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Also on Reverb: https://reverb.com/item/12702515-guild-b-302-1978

I really like the B301/302 series basses; the look may not appeal to everyone but they were a serious attempt by Guild to step out of the Gibson-esque shadow and create a more proprietary long scale bass design. I also think the single coil pickups in these basses were an improvement over the JS basses. As much as I dig the B302, I have an old road worn B301 that was my main player for several years, a great workhorse- that single pickup right in the sweet spot is an absolute tone beast!

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 Post subject: Re: Guild B-302
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2018, 8:15 am 
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I really like these basses too, though mine's been heavily modified and I'd like to find an unbutchered one (Mine was originally a B-302F fretless and somebody added frets, and added different PUPs). And mines' in the walnut finish. Yours is the nicest finish I've seen in a lefty. I think the price he's asking, given the condition and the mods, is a bit much though.

They're also a bit prone to neck dive, IMO, as mine likes to head for the floor. Nice fat neck though.

Isn't the bridge PUP on the B-302 in the same position is it is on the B-301? It looks to be based on your photos.

Famous players? It seemed some punk players of the late 70's liked them, particularly The Plasmatics and The Damned:

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 Post subject: Re: Guild B-302
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2018, 12:31 pm 
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Yeah Peter, the bridge pickup is in the same position on both the 301 & 302- that was just my convoluted way of saying the neck pickup is nice to have, but not essential to getting a great tone.

Back in the day, David Goldflies and Derek Holt were company endorsers, which made sense as these were great basses for both band’s styles. I know I’ve seen a few “ name” guys playing them over the years but I can’t recall who?


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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2018, 3:10 pm 
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Damn, a maple necked, ash body, fretless model would be soooo amazing! Wow!


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2018, 12:06 am 
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NERzLlHo-D0


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2018, 2:37 pm 
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PostPosted: June 5th, 2018, 5:21 am 
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Here's another one hidden somewhere behind the whipped cream. And a lefty in Richie Stotz for good measure too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2eynNh5xHM


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PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 7:02 am 
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Carmine wrote:
Yeah Peter, the bridge pickup is in the same position on both the 301 & 302- that was just my convoluted way of saying the neck pickup is nice to have, but not essential to getting a great tone.

Back in the day, David Goldflies and Derek Holt were company endorsers, which made sense as these were great basses for both band’s styles. I know I’ve seen a few “ name” guys playing them over the years but I can’t recall who?


I'd love to send for a poster... I wonder if there are any "supplies" left.... ;)

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PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 7:07 am 
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A couple of things.... the bass sounds great; I dig how the guitar harmonics come in a bit sooner in each successive measure... and, I'll never doubt my ability to sing after listening to this again! :lol:

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PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 7:48 am 
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pjmuck wrote:
Here's another one hidden somewhere behind the whipped cream. And a lefty in Richie Stotz for good measure too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2eynNh5xHM

The only thing that could could have made that video better is a gas-powered chainsaw.

RIP Wendy O.

/I forgot to look for the Guild.


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