Gibson is known far and wide for their electric guitars, but equally stellar is their lineup of electric basses. From the SG Special to the Thunderbird to tribute designs, the Gibson’s electric basses featured in this section have helped craft some of the most celebrated and recognizable songs the world has ever known. And with one of your very own, you can start adding to that list. Every Gibson electric bass is special, offering something different to the musician that plays them, so knowing what you’re looking for ahead of time can save you a lot of effort as you search through all the spectacular instruments here. Looking for add some distinct flair to your performance? Then you need to check out the instantly recognizable Thunderbird IV 2014 Electric Bass Guitar, with its zig-zag body, unique headstock and T-Bird Plus pickups for an absolutely roaring sound. Maybe you’re all about sustain and fidelity. If that’s the case, Gibson has the EB 2014 Electric Bass Guitar. Crafted with new bass Alnico rod humbuckers with coil taps, a Babicz full contact bridge and a gorgeous swamp ash body, this bass has a stunningly warm sound you’ll love hearing every time you play.
If you’re here for the best of what Gibson has though, nothing else plays quite like the ES-335 Bass. Iconic in its tone and design, this legendarily versatile bass features traditional-style peghead and fingerboard inlays, dual solid cover humbucking pickups, and a classic bound body with a 1961 style maple centerblock. If you’re a bassist looking for that thumping 60s sound, this is the instrument for you.
As impressive as their basses is the list of musicians that use them. Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, John Entwistle of The Who, Jack Bruce of Cream, Shavo Odajian from System of a Down, and so many more have all used a Gibson electric bass as their chosen battle-axe. If you’re ready to step up and take every stage by storm, Gibson is the only brand that will get you there.