The Gibson SG Standard Bass Guitar recreates the classic EB0 bass that was made during Gibson’s ‘Golden Era’ and beloved by many of the best bassists of that time. Gibson loads this bass with vintage-style TB Plus and TB mini humbuckers for a remarkable tone that is true to the original. The popular 30.5-inch scale length makes the SG Standard bass extra comfortable to play and gives it a unique tonal response and punch.
Gibson SG Standard Bass Guitar Features
Three-Way Adjustable Bridge
- Three-way adjustable bridge allows players to fine tune it to their preference
- Set mahogany neck with a 20-fret baked maple fingerboard
- Gibson TB Plus and TB mini humbuckers for great punch and a full sound
- Shamrock Bass tuners round off the vintage look and vibe
- Two volume and one tone control knob
This bridge provides players the ability to adjust and fine-tune the height of the 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 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 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 Baked Maple Fingerboard
The fingerboard is constructed from baked maple. Its tonal characteristics include good sustain with plenty of bite. It really shouts with bright highs and strong upper midrange. The baked maple is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the factories to be fitted onto the neck.