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Title: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on June 22, 2018, 03:02:19 PM
Was a mention previously about GM's and butterfly's, and one turned up yesterday. Thought i would add some pics of the quality that we have seen in these models. Great value at £129.95

The butterfly sig
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Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Calzehbhoy on June 22, 2018, 03:18:08 PM
Somebody please buy that stunning Haze!
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: jamesisapayne on June 22, 2018, 08:53:22 PM
Best value bats going in my opinion
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Mfarank on June 22, 2018, 09:05:46 PM
Can i report this as porn?
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: jamferg on June 22, 2018, 10:10:59 PM
Whatís the heaviest one of these knocking about?
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Manormanic on June 22, 2018, 11:30:52 PM
Oh my!
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: sarg on June 23, 2018, 12:08:09 AM
I notice in the 2018 GM catalog the Neon comes in both a 707 and a Signature. Whatís the difference? I emailed GM for clarification but got no response yet.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: KettonJake on June 23, 2018, 08:29:45 AM
I notice in the 2018 GM catalog the Neon comes in both a 707 and a Signature. Whatís the difference? I emailed GM for clarification but got no response yet.

A signature is (or was) an exclusive for certain retailers, usually 5 star dealers. You had to order a certain number and then got a bat of a certain quality for a good price. Many of the signatures Iíve seen this year have been excellent for £130 or so.

A 707 is available to any retailer as far as Iím aware.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: stevat on June 23, 2018, 08:51:25 AM
In terms of value for money the signatures look exceptional. Not seen one I didn't like yet.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: prim0pyr0 on June 23, 2018, 10:38:23 AM
I notice in the 2018 GM catalog the Neon comes in both a 707 and a Signature. Whatís the difference? I emailed GM for clarification but got no response yet.
One is kashmir willow, other is rejected pro stock
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Kulli on June 23, 2018, 10:51:32 AM
Wouldnít normally describe GM as value for money but those certainly see to be.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: DorsetDan on June 23, 2018, 11:05:47 AM
Are you kidding? 404 to 808 which is what the majority of people would buy are crazy good value. Nothing really comes close for build quality, looks, performance at that range.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: KettonJake on June 23, 2018, 11:12:14 AM
Made in England cannot be overstated.

Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: sarg on June 23, 2018, 11:25:05 AM
One is kashmir willow, other is rejected pro stock

I better review the later then.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on June 23, 2018, 11:25:55 AM
707/Signature is the same grade, but 707ís were around £50 dearer. 707 Being phased out now. Expect the signature to be up round the £200 Mark next season as there is a big gap price wise in the range otherwise

808 is the 5 star dealer range.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 23, 2018, 08:48:57 PM
Certainly loving my GM signatures this season. Middle Neon currently my match bat, Zelos was a birthday present from the old man and the other Neon was a treat to myself on Wednesday.

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Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 24, 2018, 06:50:51 AM
@SOULMAN1012 :

You spend a lot of money on bats, Chris. You have access to, and experience of using, some really great ones. So what is your fascination with lower grade models such as the GM Signatures?

Just curious.

Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 24, 2018, 07:52:37 AM
@SOULMAN1012 :

You spend a lot of money on bats, Chris. You have access to, and experience of using, some really great ones. So what is your fascination with lower grade models such as the GM Signatures?

Just curious.

@Bats_Entertainment

Firstly because I am totally against paying £400-£700 for ďtop grade, G1, G1++++ or what everĒ when know knowing after buying something 100 bats and spending £££ that grade means nothing vs performance. GM bats perform as well as any other in my opinion once prepared, GM are no where near as hard as they were and certainly this year can be used straight out the shop but mine have all had 90mins max mallet work and a few bola machine nets.

Secondly U.K. made is something that I prefer and would like to try  and support and I get this at any grade with GM

Finally in the instance of GM the handle shapes and size are just perfect for me as I prefer a semi oval handle and single grip and every GM I have picked up has had a decent sized grip. In addition there softs are some of the best in the market and offer a genuine small menís size not just a youth sized option.

I have 3 top, top end bats in my collection but can honestly say unless I ever get to a position or more money than sense I will
not be spending the kind of money I have in the past as you just donít need to in my opinion
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: stevat on June 24, 2018, 08:01:00 AM
Totally agree with @SOULMAN1012 on this. A team mate of mine had a 606 Luna one year and couldn't get away with it. Thought it a total plank, so I used it for half a dozen games, scored some runs and took the mallet to it, once it'd opened up it was as good as any bat at the club. So much so one guy asked to use it, and left his M&H (that was probably four times the price) in the bag.

GM especially give you great value in lower grades, but ultimately most lower grade bats of any brand will play well eventually.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 24, 2018, 08:16:30 AM
Thanks, Chris. I look for value myself, but am less hung up on brand loyalty/ FKW I think. I shall consider looking at these in the future.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on June 24, 2018, 08:19:29 AM
Thanks, Chris. I look for value myself, but am less hung up on brand loyalty/ FKW I think. I shall consider looking at these in the future.

And yes as you say I have to be FKW so finding a brand that I like all aspects of is a total bonus
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 24, 2018, 08:22:58 AM
I nearly always take stickers off bats, so guess I'm a bit FKW too.  ;)

Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Bats_Entertainment on June 24, 2018, 09:47:34 AM
* By which I mean that I don't like too many brands going on.

Another way of saving money might be to buy fewer bats? Just a thought.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: six and out on June 24, 2018, 10:21:30 AM
Our number 11 uses a Chrome Signature and it is definitely one of the best bats we have and also improved his batting no end after the 3lb lump he used to use!!

The thing I have always found with GM's is you need to have patience with them because the lower grades take a while to open up (although as Chris says they are getting better).

However I think if you are prepared to wait they offer the best value for money in the lower grades.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: play-yourself-in on June 25, 2018, 02:54:32 PM
They look amazing for that price. Are all GMs UK made, even the low end ones?

I wish that GM did a retro collection ( like GN do and Kook did with the bubble) Iíd love to see a modern diamond or maestro. I had one as a kid and it was beautiful, scored my first ever 50 with a GM.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on June 25, 2018, 03:08:29 PM
They look amazing for that price. Are all GMs UK made, even the low end ones?

I wish that GM did a retro collection ( like GN do and Kook did with the bubble) Iíd love to see a modern diamond or maestro. I had one as a kid and it was beautiful, scored my first ever 50 with a GM.
Yes all gm that the uk dealers orders are uk made
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Tom_90 on June 25, 2018, 04:14:18 PM
I can certainly vouch for the signature bats from six sixes. The five fours i hit on my way to 39 yesterday came racing out the middle!
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: alexevo94 on June 25, 2018, 08:17:57 PM
I can certainly vouch for the signature bats from six sixes. The five fours i hit on my way to 39 yesterday came racing out the middle!


are these the signature ones or the signature LE pal?
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Tom_90 on June 25, 2018, 09:35:16 PM

are these the signature ones or the signature LE pal?

Just standard signature. Had a Haze off Rob, great bat!
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: cricketbadger on June 25, 2018, 10:14:15 PM
Which of those pictured are still available? My match bat is on its last legs and they look to good to miss at that price
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: DorsetDan on June 25, 2018, 10:25:22 PM
Do you have any Chromes @Six Sixes Cricket
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on June 26, 2018, 06:42:36 AM
@DorsetDan only have a 404 left. Chrome have been a poor seller for me so havenít re stocked them.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Obts1970 on October 30, 2018, 08:10:27 PM
Which bat is best value for money?
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: FattusCattus on October 31, 2018, 08:43:25 PM
@Six Sixes Cricket - Robbo, Iím obviously asking for a Ďfriendí - do you have any Mythos Signatures left?
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 01, 2018, 08:49:01 AM
@Six Sixes Cricket - Robbo, Iím obviously asking for a Ďfriendí - do you have any Mythos Signatures left?
@FattusCattus , I have another two coming tomorrow, 1 is already pre sold
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 01, 2018, 11:18:21 AM
Do you have any lightish Noirs in your new batch?
1 at 2-9 1/2 @Alvaro
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Alvaro on November 01, 2018, 11:27:05 AM
Thanks. Touch more deadweight  than I wanted without picking it up.
Title: Re: GM Signatures
Post by: Six Sixes Cricket on November 02, 2018, 01:29:01 PM
Thanks. Touch more deadweight  than I wanted without picking it up.
No Probs, I should be able to order the bat in at your required weight if you wish to order