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SG Standard Bass Faded
During the height of Gibson's original "Golden Era," the company's only bass guitar at the timethe EB0underwent the same radical transformation as the Les Pauls, which were being redesigned as the now classic SG. It was a bold move and it paid off, bringing Gibson basses to the forefront. Today's SG Standard Bass recreates the classic, dual-pickup version, staying true to the design and specs of the original, including the popular 30.5-inch scale length.

Three-Way Adjustable Bridge
Gibson's innovative three-way adjustable bridge is the standard for simplicity and functionality. It provides players with the ability to adjust and fine-tune the height of the SG Standard Bass' strings in all directionsfront, back, and side-to-sidewhich 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. Readily accessible screws make setting the intonation simple. To this day, Gibson's three-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 aparta 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 Bassthe vintage-style TB Plus humbucker and TB mini humbuckerare 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 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.

Body
Body Style: SG
Body 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 - 2 Tone - 3-Way Toggle
Control Knobs: Black Tophats with Silver Inserts
Control Pocket Cover: Black Molded
Pickguard: SG bass pickguard

Neck
Species: Mahogany
Nut: Corian
Nut Width: 1.600" +/- .050"
Headstock Silkscreen: Gibson Logo
Truss Rod: Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
Truss Rod Cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "SG"

Fingerboard
Fingerboard Species: Baked Maple
Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Number of Frets: 20
Scale Length: 30.5"
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