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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 6:49 am 
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And here's the top before they put it all together: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu4MtbknLK0/


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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 9:08 am 
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That Spalted Maple looks awesome with that color!

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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 9:38 am 
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I'm grateful to the guys who got me to consider the markerless ebony instead of the maple/blocks I got on my SB-2. It looks so bad-ass.

The binding is interesting. I didn't request it; it was an artistic judgment on the maker's part.

Can't wait to get the thing in hand. Maybe Monday...


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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 3:54 pm 
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GAHHHH!!!! that's beautiful!


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GAHHHH!!!! that's beautiful!


I second that! Wow!!

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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 6:39 pm 
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That is gorgeous


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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 6:42 pm 
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Congrats on the new thunder broom!

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Congrats, and yes, the finish over the spalted wood, and the marker-less neck looks fantastic!

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PostPosted: May 4th, 2019, 9:44 pm 
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I contacted G&L about a 5-string lefty Kiloton. No dice. That is the only bass I would be interested in getting. Congrats on yours. Post a thorough review when you can.


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2019, 10:03 am 
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Well it hurts, but I'm sending it back. As I mentioned, I didn't order binding, and as I suspected from the picture, there is no arm contour.

The bass is drop dead gorgeous. I mean really incredible looking. But I don’t like the look of a binding in general, and the overall effect is a top that awkwardly flat. And in terms of function, the sharp edge is going to make playing sitting down very uncomfortable very quickly.

But did I mention its gorgeous? Here are some pix:


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2019, 10:34 am 
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Interesting, is that actual binding or did they just mask it off to look like binding? Looks like some of the wood grain runs from the red part through the binding part.

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You're right, it's not a binding in the sense of an added piece of material. I think they call it a "carved binding."


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2019, 4:02 pm 
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Do they make the same bass with a drop-top? That would cure the numb arm issue.


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2019, 6:13 pm 
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I'm afraid I don't know what you mean by "drop top."


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A drop top is a beveled top, perhaps contoured might be a better phrase? Kinda like a Fender Strat is contoured. At any rate it eliminates the sharp body edge.


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A drop top has a contour where your forearm rests when playing with a pick. The top is bent to follow the curve in this area.

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PostPosted: May 8th, 2019, 4:37 am 
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Right. The arm contour. G&L omitted it with no communication or explanation.


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PostPosted: May 24th, 2019, 9:15 pm 
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That’s one cool bass!


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Thanks! I hope to have the new one in a couple of weeks.


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The strap is killer to ;)


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