NBD: Grote

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by RoyalWe, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    62
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Pushed the "buy it" button tonight.
    Detailed review in six weeks?
    Sloooooow boat from China leaving tomorrow???
     
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  2. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Yeah it takes a while lol. I ordered mine on 12/8 and it arrived on 12/30.
     
  3. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    62
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Ordered on the 3rd.
    Notified for delivery on the 13th.
    10 days all the way from China?
    Whooo Hoooo! Left San Francisco yesterday,
    USPS says delivery on Monday.
    I am skeptical.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020
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  4. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    62
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Surprise surprise. It only took 11 days from China. A bit chilly this morning, so it sits in a cool closet to acclimate. Will probably unpack this evening. Pics and impressions to follow. Screen Shot 2020-01-13 at 12.13.24 PM.png
     
  5. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Heck yeah! Which color did you opt for?
     
  6. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    62
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    All they had left was the sunburst, and for the moment no more are available in either color.
    Just like yours, my volume controls are wired backward. :)
    You sharing your experience saved me from the headache of adjusting the pickups.:):)
     
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  7. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    62
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    Wow! Too busy playing to say much, but I am very impressed thus far!
     

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  8. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    That looks fantastic! I went with red because I was unsure how dark the edges of the sunburst were, (I prefer lighter sunburst). That’s a great “violinburst” on that bass. Oh well. I’m stoked on the red, so no regrets...but, I wouldn’t have minded if they had sent me the wrong color hahaha!
     
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  9. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    I just put a set of these on mine. It’s what was missing to really get that 60’s rock bass “THUNK!” ala Beatles, Stones, Animals, etc.
    Rotosound RS77S Monel Flatwound... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002GNYBE/?tag=squiertalk-20
     
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  10. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-holic

    Age:
    62
    Mar 11, 2017
    Great Falls Montana
    So the "short scale fit fine"? Some of the bass forums said a Hofner (Grote) needed medium scale to fit correctly?
     
  11. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Yes, but just barely! The silk wraps stop just behind the nut, rather than an inch or so back like the stock strings do.
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