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Gibson 2014 SG Special Electric Bass

Made in America, the 30" scale 2014 Gibson SG Bass is very Special indeed --loaded with T-Bird pickups, a T-Bird 3-point bridge and Grover shamrock tuners. (12) Read 11 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body and neck Rich, warm tone with focused midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
T-Bird Plus and T-Bird Mini pickups Great pickup combo delivers plenty of low end
3-point adjustable bridge Fine-tune string height front, back & side-to-side

Gibson 2014 SG Special Electric Bass

As part of their 120th Anniversary, Gibson USA has reconceived several classics to suit the needs of today's demanding players. The 2014 SG Special Bass rounds up all the legendary features of a long line of solidbody Gibson electric basses, enhances the tone and versatility, then delivers all this at a truly astounding price for an instrument that's hand-crafted in America by the world's most respected guitar maker.

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Timeless tonewoods and a versatile pairing of pickups present solid, punchy tones from this 30"-scale-length four-string, while an innovative T-Bird three-point bridge and Grover shamrock tuners anchor it all down. Add a 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret and vintage-correct appointments, and the 2014 SG Special Bass looks every bit as gorgeous as it feels and sounds.

Body and Neck

The bass is crafted from solid mahogany in the iconic double-cutaway SG style, with a glued-in, short-scale mahogany neck carved to a comfortable slim profile. Its rosewood fingerboard carries 20 jumbo frets, dot inlays, and a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret.

Pickups and Electronics

The SG Special Bass's deep, powerful T-Bird Plus pickup in the neck position and a smaller, punchier vintage-style T-Bird mini pickup in the bridge deliver titanic timbres. They're routed through independent volume controls and a master tone control, yielding a versatile combination of multiple- and single-pickup tones.

Hardware

A three-point T-Bird bridge provides a rock-solid anchor at the body end for optimum resonance and sustain, while classic Grover shamrock tuners offer easy and efficient tuning. A multi-ply black pickguard and black top-hat knobs with silver inserts complete the package.

Case and Coverage

The 2014 SG Special Bass comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.

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- Body: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Species: Rosewood
- Frets: Cryogenically Tempered, 20
- Radius: 12"
- Nut/E.O.B: 1.600/2.232
- Inlays: Acrylic Dot with 120th Banner
- Material: White TekToid
- Width: 1.695
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System
- Model: Grover Shamrock Style
- Tuning Ratio: 20:01
- Plating: Chrome
- Bridge: 3-Point Adjustable
- Plating: Chrome
- Pickguard: Multi-ply Black
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Metal Inserts
- Control Plate: Black
- Trim Rings: Black TBIRD MINI
- Strings: .045 - .105, Genuine Gibson strings
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups:
- Neck Position: T-BIRD (Ceramic)
- Bridge Position: T-BIRD MINI (Alnico 2)

- Case Type: Hardshell
- Exterior: Historic Brown w/Gibson Logo
- Interior: Plush
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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Overall: I got the SG Special in Chocolate after buying a vintage SG-style and loving everything about the short scale Gibson. This new one is a pleasure to hold and play everytime I take it out of its case. It was beautifully made, with no glitches in the woodwork, finish or hardware. The stained Chocolate nitro finish is just what I expected it to be: very earthy and almost raw feeling, with a fast neck and a great resonant tone played acoustically. Factory setup and fretwork are first rate, with no dead frets or buzzing anywhere. These pickups are quite versatile -- surprisingly so if you have one of the old ones like I do. Tuning stability is quite good as well. Overall I would highly recommend this bass. For the money especially it can't be beat. If you've never played a short scale SG bass, you are in for a real treat.
Style of Music: Blues, Rock
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Sound: The sound is great. Full sounding and cuts through the mix well. Feature: With passive pickups the features are pretty standard. Ease of Use: The shorter scale is awesome for faster playing. Playing chords features little effort. Quality: The quality is good. The frets are well dressed. No sharp edges. The finish is good. The initial setup was near spot on.The unfortunate part about the floating pickups id's the only thing stopping me from giving this bass 5 stars. Value: Great bass for the price. American made for less than a grand. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with them. Overall: I've had my SG for a year now. I sold all my other bases because this is the only one I play. It just fits me perfect. The sound is amazing, especially when paired with my ampeg amps. I prefer this finish over the more expensive versions of this bass as I stick to shiny surfaces when I get sweaty.The shorter scale is much easier to play and to get around the neck.It is much better balanced than any other Gibson basses I've tried. Feeling no neck dive.Set up was good from the factory. Only a few tweaks to get the strings to the action i prefer. ConsThe pick up buzzed a lot when i first got it. Took the covers off and found that the covers held the pick ups loosely in place. Stuck some felt to the back of the covers. Solved the problem. The hardware is lower end. But i can upgrade the tunning machines and pickups later. One last con is that short scale strings are hard to find. Many stores don't carry them and if they do the selection is small.
Style of Music: Rock, metal, blues, country
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