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Bass of the Week: Gibson SG Standard Bass

Today we’re checking out another iconic bass with the Gibson SG Standard. Originally introduced in the 1961 as the EB3, the current incarnation of the bass carries many of the same attributes including the instantly recognizable body shape.

Gibson SG Standard Bass

Nowadays, the SG Standard is built as a dual pickup model with a vintage-style TB Plus humbucker in the neck position and a TB mini humbucker in the bridge position. “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 company writes. “The TB plus humbucker in the neck is a traditional hum-canceling bass pickup with a full frequency, heavy-bottom sound, similar to pickups with a passive EQ. The TB mini humbucker in the bridge is traditionally smaller but packs a sweet punch with exceptional mid-range presence.”

The SG Standard features set neck construction with a mahogany body and neck as well as a baked maple fingerboard. All of the classic elements are there with trapezoid inlays and a Cherry finish.

For more info, check out Gibson’s website.

Gibson USA SG Standard Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Scale:30.5″
Body:Mahogany
Neck:Mahogany
Nut:Corian
Headstock Inlay:Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo and Holly
Fingerboard:Baked Maple
Inlays:Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
Frets:20
Fret Wire:Nickel and Silver Alloy
Pickups:Vintage Style TB Plus, TB Mini
Controls:Volume, Volume, Tone
Pickguard:SG Bass Pickguard
Bridge:Three-Point Adjustable
Tuners:Shamrock Bass
Finish:Heritage Cherry

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