Gibson SG Standard Bass
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Gibson SG Standard Bass

SG Standard Bass, Basse électrique 4 cordes de la marque Gibson appartenant à la série SG Bass.

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heads on fire 31/01/2012

Gibson SG Standard Bass : l'avis de heads on fire (contenu en anglais)

« What a fun bass! »
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Color: Heritage Cherry
Body Wood: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Scale Length: 30-1/2"
Machine Heads: Shamrock
Fingerboard: Rosewood
No. of Frets: 20
Pickups: Neck: Vintage-style TB Plus bass humbucker; Bridge: Bass mini-humbucker
Controls: Two volume, one tone
Pickup Switching:
Bridge: Combo
Hardware: Chrome; black top hat knobs w/silver inserts
Case: Hardshell

UTILIZATION

This bass is a reissue of the EB-3 that Gibson put out in the late 60s. I don't know why they decided to change the model name, but it does make sense to call it an SG bass, since the body shape is the same as the SG guitar, and that's what everyone called the bass anyways. The fit and finish of this instrument are great, and it plays very well. The strings get this fun sponginess that most basses don't get - I like to play this in a guitar stack with loads of distortion, and play sludgey doom riffs with it, because it just reminds me of a great big baritone guitar, not really a bass.

SOUNDS

The pickups are quite interesting. A mini humbucker in the bridge, and a big giant neck humbucker - this is an odd combo, indeed. The bridge gets a bright, almost Les Paul-like cut. And the neck pickup is woofy and muddy as all get-out, but in a really fun way! This is a doom band, stoner rock bass dream. It almost begs for fuzz. It does a great Cream tone as well, or Grand Funk Railroad.

OVERALL OPINION

The pickup combination of this bass combined with the short scale make this a very fun bass to riff out on. This bass wants to be played like a guitar - with a pick, with a fuzz box, through a loud amp. It can certainly do other things very well, but it is such a hoot to just imagine it as a bigger guitar. This is areal winning axe!