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Gibson Midtown Standard Electric Bass (with Case)

Experience the unique sound of the Gibson Midtown bass. With two humbuckers in an ES-style semi-hollow body, the Midtown sings with punchy, yet warm tone. (5) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Midtown Standard Bass Ebony
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Maple top Long sustain with crisp, bright tone
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Grover bass tuners High tuning ratio, extremely stable tuning

Product Description

The Gibson Midtown Standard electric bass guitar is a full-scale bass with the look of an ES-style instrument, but is made of routed solid woods for great punch, sustain and resistance to feedback! Gibson USA designed the Midtown Standard bass to be different from any other bass they've crafted. The result has the great looks, tone, versatility, and feel that is sure to make it a classic.

A set of two classic Gibson bass pickups gives the Midtown Standard bass unprecedented tonal flexibility, and Gibson's renowned craftsmanship yields flawless playability, making this bass the perfect choice for virtually any style. All this and the Gibson Midtown Standard bass oozes pure Gibson class in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish.

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Tonewoods

To set the Midtown Standard bass apart from all the other four-strings, Gibson USA has redrawn the blueprint for the semi-solid bass. They start with a solid mahogany back and chamber it for acoustic response, leaving a solid central core for the bridge and pickups, and more rigid rims than found on the traditional semi-acoustic. The body is capped with a solid maple top and top is trimmed in traditional cream binding.

The Gibson Midtown Standard bass's one-piece mahogany neck is glued-in using Gibson's acclaimed mortis and tenon joint, and profiled to a comfortably rounded shape that measures .860 inches at the 1st fret and .960 inches at the 12th. The rich, brown baked-maple fingerboard carries 20 medium frets, and is trimmed with cream binding and topped with a PLEK-cut Corian nut.

Electronics

The Midtown Standard Bass from Gibson USA is built to a long 34 inch scale length for thundering lows and enhanced harmonic overtones, and its full voice is translated perfectly through two classic Gibson bass pickups. In the bridge position, an Alnico II TB mini humbucker provides snap and punch, while a wide ceramic TB Plus humbucker in the neck position offers a blend of warmth, body, and clarity. The two are routed through a three-way switch with master volume and tone controls.

Hardware

Gibson USA's original Three-Point Bridge is a simple masterpiece of design, and combines extreme solidity for sonic definition and sustain with easy intonation adjustability. Grover Shamrock tuners lend a classic touch to the headstock and offer excellent tuning stability. All in all, the Gibson Midtown Standard bass offers a firmly elegant alternative to the standard solidbody bass!

Features:

- Chambered mahogany body with solid maple top and f-holes
- Mahogany neck with slim, bass profile
- Bound baked maple fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
- Powerful Vintage-style TB Mini and TB Plus pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Grover tuners and Shamrock keys with 20:1 ratio

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Body:
- Top: Maple
- Back: Mahogany
- Body-type: Semi-Hollow, Chambered with F-holes
- Binding: Cream
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck:
- Species: Mahogany
- Profile: Comfortable, Rounded
- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit:
- Joint: Mortise and Tenon
- Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
- Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inches

Fingerboard:
- Species: Baked Maple
- Frets: 20
- Radius: 12 inches
- Scale Length: 34 inches
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.600/2.240 inches
- Inlays: Acrylic Dot

Nut:
- Material: Corian
- Width: 1.600
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock:
- Type: 4 String Bass
- Logo: Gold Gibson
- Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Bell

Tuners:
- Model: Grover Bass with Shamrock Keys
- Plating: Chrome
- Tuning Ratio: 20:1

Bridge:
- Type: 3-Point Adjustable
- Plating: Chrome

Hardware:
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum
- Pickup Mounting Rings: Black on Treble

Pickups:
- Neck Position: Vintage-Style TB Mini (Ceramic 8X4)
- Bridge Position: Vintage-Style TB Plus (Alnico II)

Electronics:
- Potentiometers: 1 Volume Control, 1 Tone Control
- Type: 500k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
- Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
- Output Jack: 1/4 inch Mono

Finish:
- Sealer: Nitrocellulose
- Process: 1-1.5 mils

Case:
- Type: Midtown Bass
- Case Exterior: Black Outside with Gibson USA Logo in White
- Case Interior: White Plush
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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Overall: I love to play this bass with my fingers, pick playing sounds kindda tinny though. The mini TB is a little on the weak side and I wish there were separate volume and tone knobs for each p/u. The neck could be a little thinner too. Besides that it's a beauty and give me that old school feel when I play it. Set up out of the box was good and intonation was dead on. My first Gibby and I'm not thrilled but not disappointed either.
Style of Music: rock, punk, blues
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Overall: I have owned several Gibson Bass guitars and this Midtown is a typical, well-built smooth sounding instrument. If you can find the quality and precision from another bass for the price, let me know. This bass is excellent for any genre or setting. It is pretty simple, easy to get the sound you want, and built like a tank. Another excellent Gibson guitar.
Style of Music: We play rock n' roll, country, jazz, pop, and the blues.
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