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Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass
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Gibson Introduces Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass

Gibson is reviving another model from their past catalog with the new Thunderbird Studio Non-Reverse Bass. First introduced in 1965, the Non-Reverse flips the body shape of the original Thunderbird for a more traditional, albeit asymmetrical body style. Gibson kept the design identical while fitting the new version with upgraded hardware and pickups. The Thunderbird Non-Reverse is built with a...

Gibson Unveils New EB Bass
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Gibson Unveils New EB Bass

In 1953, Gibson took its first step into the electric bass market with the EB-1, eventually releasing several models to follow musical trends. Now, the company has unveiled the EB Bass, a brand new model that they say blends tradition and innovation to create a versatile voice for the modern bassist. The EB Bass’s body is a derivative of the...

Gibson Unveils Midtown Standard Bass
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Gibson Unveils Midtown Standard Bass

Taking elements of their semi-acoustic EB basses and their Midtown guitar line, Gibson has unveiled the Midtown Standard Bass, a new semi-hollow design with a full 34? scale. The chambered body sports a pair of f-holes for a classic look, but the body is actually made of routed solid woods rather than a laminated top, back and sides. Gibson says...

Gibson Announces Grabber 3: ’70s Tribute Bass
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Gibson Announces Grabber 3: ’70s Tribute Bass

Gibson first introduced the Grabber bass in the 1970’s, with the company completely redesigning their version of the electric bass following their successful run with the EB series. Gibson is going back to the Grabber with the introduction of the Grabber 3, a ’70s tribute bass the company says “recaptures the best qualities of the original version, produced from 1973...

Gibson Releases Flying V Bass
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Gibson Releases Flying V Bass

In conjunction with the release of the new Explorer Bass, Gibson has introduced a new Flying V Bass. With a 30.5″ scale, the bass is a “mean and meaty” instrument that the company says perfect for players with shorter arms and hands, as well as beginners, students, and those more familiar with six-string guitar lengths. The Flying V body is...

Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass
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Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass

Gibson has added a new Explorer Bass model for their USA line. The solid mahogany bass takes its body shape from the original Explorer guitar, first introduced in 1958, and comes in a Silverburst finish. The Gibson Explorer Bass has a full 34″ scale and features a glued-in, quarter-sawn maple neck with a Preciosa fingerboard. The Explorer’s electronics are a...

Gibson Introduces Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass
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Gibson Introduces Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass

Gibson is helping to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind album with the introduction of the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass. The grunge bassist used an RD Artist series bass during his years with the trio and as such, the new bass is a recreation of its predecessor, with Novoselic’s own customizations. The RD body shape is an offset...

Gibson Releases LP Junior DC Bass
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Gibson Releases LP Junior DC Bass

Gibson has released another short scale bass this year, following the announcement of the short scale Thunderbird. The new LP Junior DC Bass features a 30.5” scale, which the company explains is perfect for players with shorter arms and smaller hands. Designed to mix elements of the Les Paul Junior guitar and the 1960 EB-0 bass, the body is solid...

Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass
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Gibson Releases Thunderbird Short Scale Bass

Gibson has just released a short scale version of their classic Thunderbird bass. The bass has a 30.5″ scale, which the manufacturer explains is favorable for players with shorter arms or smaller hands as well as beginners and students. They also note that these short-scale basses aren’t just for novices, as Jack Bruce and Paul McCartney played them during highlights...