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Gibson SG Standard Short Scale Bass Ebony
Gibson SG Standard Short Scale Bass Heritage Cherry
Gibson Thunderbird Bass Tobacco Burst
Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird Sparkling Burgundy
Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird Inverness Green
Gibson Non-Reverse Thunderbird Faded Pelham Blue
Gibson Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Ebony Mirror
Gibson Rex Brown Thunderbird Ebony
About Gibson Bass Guitars
Although not as well known as their electric guitars, Gibson basses have shaped the history of rock ‘n’ roll. One of the most iconic bassists of all time, Jack Bruce, rocked a Gibson EB-3 and used it on most of Cream’s classic albums.
Most famous for the Gibson Thunderbird bass, Gibson basses have got a distinctly edgy vibe; they practically demand to be slung low and played ferociously loud. Whereas most electric bass guitars feature a bolt-on neck construction, Gibson bass guitars use a set neck made from mahogany on a solid mahogany body. This gives Gibson basses a thick, powerful tone. This is probably why they were so popular among alternative rock bands of the 80s and 90s including Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth and Nirvana.
Gibson basses tend to have classic electric guitar counterparts. There is a Les Paul bass, an SG (also known as EB) bass, and the Thunderbird is a bass version of the reverse Firebird. There are also other more unusual Gibson bass guitars including the RD and the Ripper.
What Makes a Gibson Bass Guitar Different?
- Thick, powerful sound
- Rock ‘n’ Roll attitude
- Classic Gibson styles