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Gibson SG Standard Electric Bass (with Case)

Today's version of the classic EB0 bass, this Gibson SG bass stands out on any stage, delivering focused low-end tone thanks to TB and TB mini humbuckers. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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During the height of Gibson's original "Golden Era," the company's only bass guitar at the time -- the EB0 -- underwent the same radical transformation as the Les Pauls, which were being redesigned as the now classic SG. It was a bold move and it paid off, bringing Gibson basses to the forefront. Today's SG Standard Bass recreates the classic, dual-pickup version, staying true to the design and specs of the original, including the popular 30.5-inch scale length.

Three-Way Adjustable Bridge

Gibson's innovative three-way adjustable bridge is the standard for simplicity and functionality. It provides players with the ability to adjust and fine-tune the height of the SG Standard Bass' strings in all directions: front, back, and side-to-side which gives the bridge a "floating" feature, thus allowing the bass to be equipped with a variety of string gauges and multiple set-up options. The SG Reissue's legendary resonance, tone and sustain is the result of anchoring the bridge directly into the body at its three adjustable points, which provides a firm seating for the strings and yields a strong union between the strings and body. Readily accessible screws make setting the intonation simple. To this day, Gibson's three-way adjustable bridge remains an industry standard. It is the epitome of form and function in bass guitar bridge design.

Set-Neck Construction

Like all classic Gibson guitars, the necks on the SG Standard Basses are distinguished by one of the more traditional features that have always set them apart: a glued neck joint. Gluing the neck to the body of the guitar insures a "wood-to-wood" contact, no air space in the neck cavity, and maximum contact between the neck and body, allowing the neck and body to function as a single unit. The result? Better tone, better sustain, and no loose or misaligned necks.

Vintage-Style TB and TB Mini Humbuckers

The pickups on the early Gibson basses of the 1960s remained unchanged for many years, undergoing only minor cosmetic modifications from time to time, but staying true to the originals' sonic characteristics. The pickups in today's SG Standard Bass -- the vintage-style TB Plus humbucker and TB mini humbucker -- are wax-potted and capture and recreate the classic attributes of those early Gibson basses. The TB plus humbucker in the neck is a traditional hum-cancelling bass pickup with a full frequency, heavy-bottom sound, similar to pickups with a passive EQ. The EB mini humbucker in the bridge is traditionally smaller but packs a sweet punch with exceptional mid-range presence. This combination makes the SG Standard Bass a versatile instrument with a wide range of tonal possibilities.

20-Fret Baked Maple Fingerboard

The fingerboard is constructed from baked maple. Its tonal characteristics include good sustain with plenty of bite. It really shouts with bright highs and strong upper midrange. The baked maple is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the factories to be fitted onto the neck. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
Body:
- Body Style: SG
- Body Species: MahoganyHardware
- Plating Finish: Chrome
- Tailpiece: Three Point Adjustable Bass Bridge
- Tuners: Shamrock Bass

Electronics:
- Neck Pickup: SG Bass
- Bridge Pickup: SG Bass
- Pickup Covers: Yes
- Controls: 2 Volume, 1 Tone
- Control Knobs: Black Tophats with Silver Inserts
- Control Pocket Cover: Black Molded
- Pickguard: SG bass pickguard

Neck:
- Species: Mahogany
- Nut: Corian
- Nut Width: 1.600" +/- .050"
- Headstock Inlay: Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo + Holly
- Truss Rod: Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
- Truss Rod Cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "SG"

Fingerboard:
- Fingerboard Species: Baked Maple
- Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 30.5"Case
- Type: Gibson Hardshell
- Interior: White
- Case Exterior: Black
- Silkscreen: Gibson USA Logo
Gibson Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Deja vu all over again..."
Overall: First of all, I've been a regular customer of zZounds for several years because of their outstanding service and the installment plan makes purchasing equipment so much easier now that I'm retired. I bought a Gibson EBO in '69 and traded it in for the Ripper in '74, so when I saw this SG model, sort of a cross between the EBO and EB3, I decided to take a chance and have no regrets. I realize it's $600 more than the faded model, which is a steal, but the finish is impeccable and the photos don't do it justice as the mahogany grain is rich and well selected. The frets were smooth as were the trapezoid inlays. I hadn't played a short scale Gibson in 40 years, but the bottom end on this SG really surprised as it's tone was fat and smooth and notes on the upper register were clear and full, unlike some other SS basses I've had. The TB pu's certainly allow one to dial in the Gibson bite or opt for more of a Fender sound. I don't believe this is an instrument designed for slappers or poppers, but I use my thumb, fingers and pick and this bass suits my style perfectly. Maybe what I appreciate the most is not have a sore shoulder the next day from holding a heavy bass for a few hours the night before. The hardshell case is snug, well made, and form- fitting, so there's really not room for a strap, but that's only a small inconvenience. It's a Gibson-made in Nashville, so treat yourself.
Style of Music: Classic rock, progressive rock.
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Overall: I had this bass when I was a teenager in the mid 60s and I loved it then and Iove it now. The bass I just purchased has excellent quality and playability. The short scale makes this bass much easier to play than the other basses I own. I love the deep bass sound and yet the higher notes come through clear and crisp. It is a beautiful guitar and the finish is exceptional. I am glad to see that Gibson has maintained its high standards for quality throughout the years.
Style of Music: Mostly Rock
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