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Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass Heritage Cherry Chrome Hardware

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Overview
  • Style SG
  • Species Mahogany
  • Plating Finish Chrome
Description & Specs
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    $2,419.00
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    - $1,020.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,39900

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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
       
      4.7

      (based on 49 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (38)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

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      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good tone (6)
      • Fun to play (5)
      • Good feel (5)
      • Good pick up (4)
      • Solid electronics (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing (6)
        • Rock concerts (6)
        • Jamming (5)
        • Recording (5)
        • Small venues (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        My first bass!

        I'm 38, and have been playing drums in punk, garage, and surf bands from 17 years. I've always wanted to play bass, and decided to pull the trigger and learn 2 weeks...Read complete review

        I'm 38, and have been playing drums in punk, garage, and surf bands from 17 years. I've always wanted to play bass, and decided to pull the trigger and learn 2 weeks ago. My bass of choice? The SG reissue. I've been lusting over SG basses since I became I musician. I promised myself if I ever learned to play, I'd by an SG. Why? Well, I'm only 5'7", and have short arms - the short scale is a big plus for me. I also have a bad back, and the light weight suits me well. And the sound. I love the SG sound. Ok, the price... I was lucky enough that I could afford it, but only because I mentioned to the guy at the store that I noticed that they had raised the price on the SG since January. Well, he gave me a deal at the old price. Anyway, yeah, if you're tired of playing something that sounds like a Fender P or JM, try the SG.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Great sounding bass, but poorly made.

        I've wanted this bass for years, but have now been through two of them - one is a crack in the wood at the neck joint, and another with a crack in the nitro...Read complete review

        I've wanted this bass for years, but have now been through two of them - one is a crack in the wood at the neck joint, and another with a crack in the nitro finish. Overall the fit and finish of these basses was not great, for exampl a prety ratty neck edge on both. Really disapointed, and the thrill of owning a Gibson is gone.... likely forever.
        On a plus, played like a dream and sounded great.

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        5.0

        Still own my 1965 Gibson EBO

        By KGZ

        from US Central Coast

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 1960's Rock
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

          In the 1960's SG was the Sixstring. I dont know why started calling it the sg as the single pickup. was the EBO Electric Bass. and the EB-3 (Jack Bruce) was the Two pick up. for me i kept both mine a 1965 Cherry Red one. and in 1967 i bought a White one. i played Bass in a Blues Rock type English Group. and Still love mine and as my first ever bass was a stand up. i love the deep punchy tones. give a listen to The Nazz and hear Carson Van Osten playing. to hear what they sounded back in the day. also yes the new ones are nothing like the old ones. but then again. nothing today is the quality it was then. at least the finish is Nitro not car paint.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Overall a great deal, purchased

          By Bass Balls 377

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

            It was advertised as a 2013, it is really a 2012 model, as engraved on the back of the head stock. Bridge pick up did not work at first. Tightened the cover & I let it warm up. So far so good, it has worked after the fix. This was a used/second bass purchase. The finish is excellent except fot the one minimal finish flaw shown in the pictures, before I purchased this bass. Overall the Gibson SG Standard Bass, is everything I hoped it would be. I will purchase more items from Musician's Friend in the future.

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            5.0

            Gibson SG Standard Bass Review

            By Albatross

            from Milwaukee, WI

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            Pros

            • Finish
            • Good Tone
            • High Quality
            • Inlays
            • Neck
            • Tone

            Cons

            • High Price

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Live Performance
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

            I love this bass! The only downside of the Gibson SG Standard Bass is the price. To own a Gibson product, you do have to pay for the name. But in return you get high quality, as well as great resale value in case you would ever sell it down the road. Gibsons re-sell for much more than any other brand name, and if you keep it in good shape, certain Gibsons increase in value rather than decrease.
            About this guitar....I've heard about Gibson quality not being what it used to, but I personally haven't experienced that. I find the finish and overall appearance to be top notch. The wood quality is stupendous. I believe Gibson uses the best wood of any guitar company. I like that they have a separate volume switch for the two pickups, so I can blend them according to my tastes.
            The bass came pretty much ready to play. I tuned it up and plugged it in, and it sounded fabulous. The only adjustment I made is that I did lower the action slightly to make it an easier touch. Aside from that, the neck was straight and no other alterations were needed. Although the picture on MF web site shows dot inlays on the fretboard, mine actually has the trapazoid inlays, which look very sharp. The head is also slightly different than what they have pictured, as mine has the Gibson crown, and the one pictured doesn't have it. Not sure why MF doesn't use the correct picture, but I asked them about this when I bought it, to make sure I was getting the version that I wanted.
            The hard shell case is typical Gibson quality. Their guitars are world renowned, but the cases they give are also a step above what most other guitar companies will give you.
            In comparison to the Gibson SG faded bass that's available for a lower price, I've heard that the finish comes off on your cloth when you polish it, or if you're sweating, it can stain your hand. I assume they play just as well, or nearly as well, but I'd say if you can afford the few hundred extra, go for the Standard and get the best quality right off the bat. You'll be happier with it, if you can afford it.

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            (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Great sounding bass, but poorly made.

            By bass 1923

            from California

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

            I've wanted this bass for years, but have now been through two of them - one is a crack in the wood at the neck joint, and another with a crack in the nitro finish. Overall the fit and finish of these basses was not great, for exampl a prety ratty neck edge on both. Really disapointed, and the thrill of owning a Gibson is gone.... likely forever.
            On a plus, played like a dream and sounded great.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Killer Bass!

            By Tubehed

            from Westminster, CA

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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:

              Being mainly a guitar player and having smaller hands, I have a fondness for short scale basses. I also have a fondness for Gibson's and the iconic SG body shape. Gotta love that cherry finish, too!

              This is the ideal bass for me. The neck is easier to play than any short or full scale bass I've owned or tried. The body is comfortable and lightweight. Also, this bass is not as neck-heavy as I thought it would be.

              In keeping with Gibson bass tradition, the neck pickup is very "phat" sounding but has much more clarity than the "mudbuckers" in the old EB-0 and EB-3 basses. The bridge pickup is a bit thin and bright for my tastes by itself but sounds really nice when blended with the neck PUP. I usually run the neck PUP full up with the bridge PUP at about 8 or 9 so I get all the fullness of the full-size 'bucker and the added bite and growl of the mini. Both PUP's sound great all the way up, too.

              The tuners are high quality Grover's, the pickups are well designed and the overall fit and finish is very good. The 3-point bridge is functional, but I would recommend replacing it with a Hipshot Supertone. The Supertone functions, sounds and looks better than the stock bridge and, in my opinion, is worth the price. That is the only thing I would change on this bass.

              The SG Bass Faded is a tempting option, since it is basically the same instrument but with a matte finish and costs less. But, man!, when you see the high gloss version next to the faded, the extra cash seems worth it in the end.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              IT'S ALL GIBSON!

              By DON JENNINGS

              from Lewisville,TX

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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:

                I love this bass! I started out with an Ibanez bass and it was good, but this Gibson is so much easier to play. It has great feel and of course a fast GIBSON neck. I put Thomastik-Infeld flat wound jazz strings on it and it just sounds awesome! I would have had to make some adjustments had I left the original strings on it, but I put what I like on it and never had to make an adjustment! I agree with the reviewer that stated that the finish on the neck makes going up and down the neck a little slower, but I keep a little powder on hand to help with that. I've never played a bass I like any better than this one. If I were to buy a full scale I would get a Fender P-Bass, but I don't need one. Great Bass!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gibson SG Bass

                By Charles Lee

                from Illinois

                Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

                A true legend among bass guitars.
                In true Gibson fashion a very good quality. Unfortunately I had to upgrade my strings to halp eliminate buzz.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                smoothest bass ever!

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

                I was at guitarcenter yesterday and i played this bass for about 45 mins before buying it because this bass was perfect. the action was right a good height, the neck was the pefect length and thickness and the pickups were in the pefect places to get just the right sound. the thing that i liked the most about this bass was the way it felt and sounded. it felt so comfortable and it just sounded amazing. the only down side was the price. if i was you i would save the extra $500 dollars and get the faded version.overall great bass!!!!!!!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                FAST AND FURIOUS

                By P51 VINCENT

                from OXFORD MA

                Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

                not only does this bass play like a dream, it is a work of art. I cannot find a flaw to save my life.I held off trying this bass due to negativefeed back from friends about short scale basses.I tried one at a local shop and feel in love.This bass is fast and furious! Buy this bass, you wont be sorry!

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                4.0

                Sling it low and crank it up

                By Spector+GK=Awesome

                from Brooklyn, NY

                Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

                If there was ever a way to create a kick drum trigger that allowed the drummer to change the pitch of the bass drum every time the beater hit the drum head, it would be the ideal bass sound for me. It would also put me (and the rest of us) out of work. This bass comes close to that sound. Forget attack or definition, although that mini-bridge pickup does get a spanky growl.

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