Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass

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The small, fast bass.

The Gibson 2013 SG Reissue Bass brings back Gibson's classic dual-pickup SG bass from the '70s! The reissue bass has the 30-1/2" short scale of the original, as well as its slim, fast neck. Mahogany body and neck. The Gibson SG Reissue Bass features a vintage-style TB neck humbucker pickup and a mini-humbucker at the bridge for wide tonal range. Gibson includes a hardshell case with the reissue SG Standard Bass.

3-Way Adjustable Bridge
Gibson's innovative 3-way adjustable bridge is the standard for simplicity and functionality. It provides you 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. This 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 bass's legendary resonance, tone, and sustain is the result of anchoring the bridge directly into the body at its 3 adjustable points, providing a firm seating for the strings and yielding a strong union between the strings and the body. Readily accessible screws make setting the intonation simple. To this day, Gibson's 3-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 Rosewood Fingerboard
Rosewood has always graced the fingerboards of the world's finest stringed instruments, including many of today's Gibson guitars and basses. The fingerboard on the Gibson SG Standard Bass is constructed from the highest grade rosewood on the planet. The rosewood is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the factories to be fitted onto the neck of the SG Standard Bass. The resilience of this dense and durable wood makes the fingerboards extremely balanced and stable, and gives each note unparalleled clarity and bite.

Features Body
  • Style SG
  • Species Mahogany
Hardware
  • 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 Top hats 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 Rosewood
  • Inlays Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
  • Number of Frets 20

Order today and play a unique and classic instrument.

 
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Gibson2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass
 
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4.0

Excellent versatile bass

By gbmusart

from Raleigh,NC

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    The mahogany wood and the pickups on this bass are an excellent marriage for superb tone. With round core nickel strings it even sounds great unplugged.
    It echoes the 60's and Jack Bruce in the Cream but does McCartney songs just as well. It's an easy transition to bass for guitar players since it is a short scale bass. I love it!

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    5.0

    Gibson SG bass

    By gbmusart

    from Raleigh,NC

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    Here's a bass worth having! The combination of the mahogany body and neck, and the punchy humbuck pickups take you right back to the 60's and 70's power trios and pop rock bands. The tone is very deep and has a full sound and presence. The short scale makes it easy for a guitarist to make the transition to bass when needed. I own this bass and plan to buy another one.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Get Your Game On!

    By Scott Malloy

    from Whiting, NJ

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    When I first received the sg i was amazed, the laquer was excellent and the guitar looked great. The bass really has a nice bright tone to it and plays even better than it feels. This bass is an excellent choice for those who are into classic rock and other oldies, but can also be used for music of the new generation as well. The SG was an OUTSTANDING choice and I am quite proud to have it.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My favorite bass

    By TRT

    from Redwood City

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    I will admit to a bias towards Gibson, I still love my EB2 from 1963. Since then I've gotten a 5 String Ken Smith and a fretless Rob Allen MB-2 and yet when it comes to getting into a good groove, this SG is hard to beat - plays kinda like a hot-rod drives.

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    (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    EB-3, the good, the bad and the top-heavy

    By Dr. Joe Baldassarre

    from Boise, Idaho

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    I owned an EB-3 for awhile. First of all, I was surprised at the sound, warm, fat and clear bottom end and acceptable trebles. It played pretty easily and covered a lot of ground - rock, country, jazz, etc., although I didn't think it did any one thing fantastically. My main problems were twofold: 1. it was top heavy and (even though I've played an extra-long bass most of my life, and this one is merely long scale), I felt I had to stretch my left hand out to reach 1st position. It wasn't comfortable at all. 2. the bass pickup reacted like a microphone. There is a certain sound that a magnetic pickup makes when you tap on it, and another when a mic is tapped - this sounded like the latter and had a propensity to feedback at high volume in smaller spaces. I decided not to keep it. I hope this helps.

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    (74 of 164 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Roc to Gibson: Nice Bass - NOT!

    By Roc Strongo

    from Payette, ID

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    Dear Music123. Recently I played this bass at another local music store. I was unimpressed. To put it bluntly, in my book, SG stands for mediocre bass. Also in my book, mediocre starts with S, and bass starts with G. This just isn't a very good gbass.

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    (97 of 194 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A real player!

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    The SG is a must try for anyone considering a short scale bass. Gibson hit a home run with this. The neck is slim & narrow; nice low action. This is a very resonant bass - even sounds good unplugged. The TB humbucker (neck position pickup) is able to produce super deep bass with great presence and punch (deep like the old sidewinder, but without the mud). The mini humbucker adds nice crisp highs and gives the bass the ability to produce a variety of great sounds without honky midrange. The workmanship is flawless. The Heritage Cherry looks great. Absolute perfection in a short scale bass. Thank you Gibson!

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    (69 of 139 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Different, yet very satisfying

    By Matty Murdock

    from Tampa, FL USA

    Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

    The first time I picked up an "SG Bass" was in a record store that sold some cheap guitars too. It was the Epiphone EB-0 model and I wasnt impressed, but I decided to give it a chance and check out its big brother. I was amazed. The short-scale neck allows you to bring out the bass that's going on in your head into your instrument. The pickups are excellent quality and sound great. This bass is also very light, so it would be easy to rock out with it. I would recommend this bass to almost anyone who doesn't want to play what everyone else is playing, but still wants the high quality you get from Gibson. Check this one out ASAP.

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