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A legendary bass back after 40 years.
The ES-335 guitar is one of the most iconic Gibson instruments ever produced. Loved for its looks and it's versatility it's no wonder Gibson started producing a brother to the guitar model for bass players. This bass will satisfy demand for an ES style bass that has not been produced for over 40 years. It has been updated with a 34" scale and features some standby classics like a rosewood fingerboard, maple neck, traditional ES-335 body and 1961 style maple centerblock. The full size dual humbuckers compliment the long scale and semi hollow body for full yet well defined notes. So if you need a bass with classic looks and plenty of thump this is it. Includes case.
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Comments about Gibson ES-335 Bass:
I bought this bass a few months ago, and after doing a setup to my preferences, this instrument is just wonderful. Strung with flats through a Bassman, it exhibits all the characteristics of the "big" Gibson bass sound, without jumping out of your hands in the lower registers. And it does just as well through good headphones and a recording deck. This bass hits all my favorite notes.
It is a joy to play, and - as a long-time Fender player - it does change the way I approach the instrument, as the tonal contribution of this bass, and its strengths, lie in different parts of the spectrum than those of my Fenders.
As a note: I've never bought a bass that i didn't need to setup to meet my preferences, so I expect to do a setup when my basses arrive (or I take them home). The 3-point bridge took a little getting used to (as far as setup went), but, with a little work, and a Youtube "how-to" or two, a 3/4 turn of the truss rod adjustment nut, and we were in business.