The Gibson SG Standard Bass Faded is a remarkable value, bringing the classic EB0 bass back to the modern day while keeping all the features that made it so great! The short scale length of 30.5 inches gives this bass a great, fast feel and a very punchy tone. TB Plus and TB mini humbuckers make this bass growl with a beefy low end that made the original an instant classic. The worn finish of the SG Standard Faded bass provides a great feel and look while keeping the price down!
Gibson SG Standard Bass Faded Features
Three-Way Adjustable Bridge
- 30.5 inch scale length for a fast, comfortable feel and tonal punch
- TB Plus and TB mini humbuckers provide great low end power
- Dual volume knobs and a single tone knob
- 3-way adjustable bridge provides superb adjustability to suit your needs
- Set mahogany neck on a mahogany body
This great bridge provides players with the ability to adjust and fine-tune the height of the Gibson SG Standard Bass' strings in all directions—front, back, and side-to-side—which 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's legendary resonance, tone, and sustain is the result of anchoring the bridge directly into the body at its three adjustable points, which provides a firm seating for the strings and yields a strong union between the strings and body.
Like all classic Gibson guitars, the necks on the SG Standard Faded 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.
Vintage-Style TB and TB Mini Humbuckers
The pickups in today's SG Standard Faded 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 Baked Maple Fingerboard
The fingerboard on the Gibson SG Standard Faded Bass is constructed from baked maple. The North American 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. Baked maple characteristics include good sustain with plenty of bite.