NATURAL EVOLUTION…

From a standing start 4 years ago, offering only preowned basses, we’ve constantly had to re-visit the business’s aims and objectives and how best to achieve them.

What has become very apparent is that we can no longer compete in the second hand markets and we have had to change the ratio of new to preowned instruments to the extent that the split is now 90% new, 10% preowned. In other words we are now a fully fledged retailer of new bass guitars (and amplification) who also offers a few nice preowned pieces. We still welcome quality part-exchanges but we no longer actively search out preowned basses

6 preowned basses sell to every 1 new bass in the UK (thats a fact). We’ve had to accept that this means selling fewer basses now but we’re countering that by widening our amplification offer and adding new bass brands to those we already have . These are premium brands that aren’t widely available elsewhere, regionally or in the UK. This fits in with our mantra ‘Stay small, stay niche’.

We’ve tried to include novices and players with smaller budgets by buying in worthy, affordable basses but these don’t sell well. As someone said recently – ‘people don’t come to GBBL for budget stuff. They can get that anywhere’. Point taken.

We’re trying to keep our (bass) offer diverse and interesting and a brand that will be arriving very soon is Levinson/Blade. If you think we’re missing a trick somewhere in terms of a brand(s) we’ve overlooked then let us know. We’re mostly interested in ‘real world’ instruments not 10 grand pieces that should be in a glass display case. Once you go much north of 3  or 4 grand you have to wonder what exactly you are paying for.

being from Yorkshire we still like value for Money!

DARKGLASS BASS FX PEDALS

We’ll be very soon (mid-March) offering a selection of the highly acclaimed Darkglass pedals from Finland. For bass drive/tube emulation and fuzz tones we think this range is hard to beat. Initial stock will include the Vintage Microtubes, Vintage Deluxe and Microtubes B3k.

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WE MUST BE MAD…..

Ashdown Neo C210 400w 2×10 lightweight bass combo (built in the UK)

The best internet price you will find for one of these is £1099…..well, not any more!

We’re offering ours for £500 (exc shipping). Its new, has full manufacturers warranty and is the last one so its first come first serve. Bag yourself a right old bargain!

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MESA-BOOGIE SUBWAY D-800

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The Brand New and much anticipated MESA-BOOGIE SUBWAY D-800 Class D lightweight Bass head will be hitting the UK very soon (before Christmas we believe). Numbers will be very limited and we will be one of only a small handful of dealers offering the amp. As only 2 will be coming our way initially, we are prepared to take pre-orders on the basis that a £100 deposit will secure one for you.

The SUBWAY delivers a hefty 800w@2 or 4ohms and 400w @8ohms.

Please contact us for further information and full spec. 

WARWICK JOINS THE PARTY!

Warwick-News

We’ve always been a big fan of Warwick basses here at GBBL and with the Pro-Series now being built in Germany (it was Korea) and being available at very attractive prices, the ‘time is right’ as they say.

We are able, with immediate effect, to take orders for anything from the current Warwick product range including amplification and their vast range of accessories and spares. Initially we’ll be stocking basses from the Pro-series range and from time to time we’re likely to offer Limited Edition models. We won’t be stocking the Rockbass range of basses but can order them in for customers.

Initial stock is expected to arrive late December/early January and will include Corvette, Streamer and Thumb models. Please feel free to contact us for further details, availability or quotations.

 

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CONTACT US TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, PURCHASE ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS OR SIMPLY TO ASK A QUESTION.

CALL: 07837 011 889 or 0161 799 9002
EMAIL: DREW@GREATBRITISHBASSLOUNGE.COM

WE SHIP WORLDWIDE

CLEARANCE

Portal-Clearance

Ashdown ABM Combo – £599 (List £1149)

Markbass Multiamp (Mono) – £849

Yamaha BB424 – £300

Warwick Corvette Rockbass 4 – £250

Fender Std Jazz (MIM, with USA pickups) – £340

Ashdown Bearded Lady FX Pedal – £50 (list  £129)

Ashdown Bass Verb FX Pedal – £60 (list £159)

Ashdown Tune-up FX Pedal – £45  (list £119)

Ashdown Drs Note FX Pedal £45 (list £119)

Markbass ‘Bass Keeper’ – £10

MXR Blowtorch FX Pedal (pre-owned) – £55

 

G&L USA Custom Shop – Special Offers

G&L USA Custom Shop – Special Offers

For a limited time only we’re offering the following basses are greatly reduced prices. Each bass comes with a G&L Deluxe hardcase and 10 year (yes, 10!) warranty. These USA models aren’t available, new, anywhere else in the UK.

M-2000 Midnight Blue Metallic.
was £1550, now £1375  (list £1855).

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M-2500 Pearl White.
was  £1499, now £1299  (list £1960).

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L-2500 Butterscotch (Premier finish).
was £1549, now £1375  (list £2059).

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MJ-4, Trans-Black.
was £1449, now £1299  (list £1735).

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ASAT Semi-hollow Cherryburst.
was  £1499, now £1399  (list £2120).

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