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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass  

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    Gibson

    It's back!

    Like its guitar counterpart, it features a carved maple top, plus a chambered mahogany body and ebony fingerboard. Hot TB Plus pickups provide expanded lows, crisp highs, and distinctive midrange you won't find in any other pickup. Deeply polished lacquer brings the traditional, translucent sunburst colors to life. Includes hardshell case.

    Features
    • Chambered mahogany body
    • Carved maple top
    • Mahogany, slim-taper neck
    • Ebony fingerboard
    • 20 frets
    • Pearloid trapezoid inlay
    • 34" scale
    • 1-5/8" nut width
    • Body binding
    • 3-point bridge
    • Chrome hardware
    • Schaller tuners
    • Dual TB Plus humbucker pickups
    • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switching controls

    Buy it new and forget about hunting for an old one in good shape. Order today.

     
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    4.8

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    The Bottom Line

    What a sexy bass -- maybe the sexiest I've ever seen. Mine took six months to arrive and would have been longer without the help of an excellent contact at Gibson. (He told...Read complete review

    What a sexy bass -- maybe the sexiest I've ever seen. Mine took six months to arrive and would have been longer without the help of an excellent contact at Gibson. (He told me that Gibson no longer does business with the firm that used to make the bridge and that Gibson had to start making them from scratch. Happily they had a few of the old ones sitting around that is now on my bass.) I now own a cherry burst and what a sight to see. Part of the fun is that the thing is so rare and oh, about the sound -- it produces a meaty growl. I play it through a Super Redhead and to me it sounds best through both pickups. The feel is just great -- the set-up from the factory, great. My striking hand does hit the bridge pick-up -- I lowered it a bit, but it still happens. It's not really a big bother, but something to note.

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    Musicians Friend is unethical

    I ordered the bass, was unhappy with it and when I called to return they said I was responsible for return shipping. This is not stated anywhere in their printed material. Bait and...Read complete review

    I ordered the bass, was unhappy with it and when I called to return they said I was responsible for return shipping. This is not stated anywhere in their printed material. Bait and switch by Musician's Friend.

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    5.0

    Gibson Les Paul Bass...A+++

    By mike7488

    from Land of Oz

    As the 15 year owner of a Les Paul bass, I have always thought for rock music, these were the pinnicle bass for that sound and style. When it came time to add an additional Les Paul, this bass proved no different. For a true, pure rock sound, this bass is your weapon. Mahogony body, full fat neck and a killer set of pickups make this bass sing thru about any amp set up. Combine it with a quality tube amp and the sound just soars. The quality of construcion and finish are second to none and on par with basses costing much more. For anyone looking for that classic bass sound only a Gibson can produce, I would highly suggest a Les Paul.

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    5.0

    INTENSE

    By tgb3bass

    from Massachusetts

    I've been playing bass for 5 years now. I own 2 Jacksons, an Ibanez acoustic-electric, and my Les Paul. The first time I plugged it in, it blew me away!!! Those are some smokin' pickups!!! I played for an hour or so, and the switched to my Jackson 4 string w/ an 18v emg setup in it, and the Les Paul just blew it away. Next, I grabbed my Jackson 5 string with Duncan actives in it. Neither one had half the tone of the Gibson Les Paul. This is now my baby!!

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    5.0

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    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    nice guitar. a bit pricey, but i would buy the gibson, not epiphone.

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    5.0

    Les Paul Bass

    By Jack-euv6h

    from Milford Ohio

    Tons of power - custom tones - all great - best bass I have ever owned.

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    5.0

    The Bottom Line

    By BassMent-vYy_T

    from Chicago, IL

    What a sexy bass -- maybe the sexiest I've ever seen. Mine took six months to arrive and would have been longer without the help of an excellent contact at Gibson. (He told me that Gibson no longer does business with the firm that used to make the bridge and that Gibson had to start making them from scratch. Happily they had a few of the old ones sitting around that is now on my bass.) I now own a cherry burst and what a sight to see. Part of the fun is that the thing is so rare and oh, about the sound -- it produces a meaty growl. I play it through a Super Redhead and to me it sounds best through both pickups. The feel is just great -- the set-up from the factory, great. My striking hand does hit the bridge pick-up -- I lowered it a bit, but it still happens. It's not really a big bother, but something to note.

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    5.0

    Best bass ever!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Nice deep lows and yet can produce crisp highs for that funky sound. Very versatile.

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    5.0

    this is the best bass i've ever played

    By 40scc

    from Fort Collins, CO

    I've played fender, alvarez and washburn products in the past and this is by far the best

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    2.0

    Musicians Friend is unethical

    By Morg man

    from Beachwood, OH

    I ordered the bass, was unhappy with it and when I called to return they said I was responsible for return shipping. This is not stated anywhere in their printed material. Bait and switch by Musician's Friend.

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    5.0

    Gibson knows how to make a bass.

    By Ryousuke McClelland

    from Portland, OR

    I've owned quite a few basses in my day but my favorite bass I've ever owned is my Gibson Les Paul Bass. Mahogany Neck & Body. Neck-thru construction. Low, low, low frets. This thing is the most well built instrument I've ever played. Because of the construction, it has sweet tone & sustain, but what does it do best? This bass thumps. Period. What's weird is that you can get a great Upright bass sound out of it, too. All you need is to turn down the mids, turn up the highs, lock in your bridge pickup, pluck up above the neck pickup. I don't know really what to say, I've played other basses & they sound fine and all, but I've never had as much fun on any bass as I have with my Gibson. It makes you want to play. Thanks Gibson.

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    5.0

    Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass

    This is perhaps one of the better bass guitars on the market today. I own over twenty bass guitars, primarrily Gibson (also Tobias), Fender, Hofman, & Rickenbacker, and can attest to the fine quality of this instrument. It plays great, has a distinctive full sound that resonates well through my Ampeg system. The two pick-ups are powerfull, quite, and provide the quality of sound that you would expect from Gibson. The overall quality of this instrument, regarding playability, construnction, finish, and balance is superb. I highly recommand it.

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