2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass  

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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 b... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
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Gibson2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Impressive!

I have a pretty full arsenal of high quality USA made bass guitars, Fender Jazz, Precision, Musicman Stingray, Rickenbaker, Kramer and some Carvins. This bass is the perfect addition. I play...Read complete review

I have a pretty full arsenal of high quality USA made bass guitars, Fender Jazz, Precision, Musicman Stingray, Rickenbaker, Kramer and some Carvins. This bass is the perfect addition. I play blues and classic rock and this bass has THE tone, Especially when played through a vintage amp (Bassman or Ampeg Portaflex) Although it sounds great through modern solid state amps as well. It thumps! This is my first short scale bass and it plays FAST! (make sure the windows in your house are tight and the pictures are hung securly, this bass moces some air!) The stock round wound strings do Not do this bass justice, I put on a set of Rotosound 77's (flatwound) and it's perfect. I usually take my Musicman for band practice but at this last session it just sat there, this bass is that good. The price, Yes a little steep, but no more expensive than an American Fender or a Music Man. I am very happy with my purchase (Thanks GC, San Marcos!) Worth every penny! To Sum it up, If you play Blues, Classic Rock, Soul or R&B, Buy it, you will be a happy camper. This is NOT a slapper or a good choice for more modern rock or progressive (that's what the other basses are for)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A five star bass but not for me

To start i just want to say that i am a fender man and i play a jazz bass. i was thinking of trying a Gibson and i saw this thing hanging at my...Read complete review

To start i just want to say that i am a fender man and i play a jazz bass. i was thinking of trying a Gibson and i saw this thing hanging at my local gc. i play with my fingers so i tried that and i just really didnt get that feeling. i tried slap on this thing and didn't fly that well either. i grabbed a pick and tried playing and the sound was fantastic. i really liked it, but i just hate picks so this wasn't the bass for me. thats just my opinion though i don't want to prevent you from buying this bass its great i just didn't like it

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(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

White Hot SG Reissue

By Ken Woodward

from West Haven, UT

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

I have to say I'm extremely impressed. I lost my old EBO when I went to Viet Nam. This is that bass times five. The Brige Pickup gives this little baby clarity, and can almost creep up to a single coil sound. Jack Bruce tunes are a blast to play.Gibson Folks should be proud. The white lined case for this White beauty is as nice as the bass. Kudo's to Gibson.

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Impressive!

By Bill (The Blues Bass Boy)

from Oceanside, CA

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

I have a pretty full arsenal of high quality USA made bass guitars, Fender Jazz, Precision, Musicman Stingray, Rickenbaker, Kramer and some Carvins. This bass is the perfect addition. I play blues and classic rock and this bass has THE tone, Especially when played through a vintage amp (Bassman or Ampeg Portaflex) Although it sounds great through modern solid state amps as well. It thumps! This is my first short scale bass and it plays FAST! (make sure the windows in your house are tight and the pictures are hung securly, this bass moces some air!) The stock round wound strings do Not do this bass justice, I put on a set of Rotosound 77's (flatwound) and it's perfect. I usually take my Musicman for band practice but at this last session it just sat there, this bass is that good. The price, Yes a little steep, but no more expensive than an American Fender or a Music Man. I am very happy with my purchase (Thanks GC, San Marcos!) Worth every penny! To Sum it up, If you play Blues, Classic Rock, Soul or R&B, Buy it, you will be a happy camper. This is NOT a slapper or a good choice for more modern rock or progressive (that's what the other basses are for)

(15 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

speed and good fidelity

By JS

from New Orleans

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

I have played a Fender jazz bass since the 50's. I have an ES-335 I purchased in the 60's. Since I needed a new bass guitar I decided to give Gibson a shot. The SG reissue was my final choice. It is fast enough for jazz and blues, along with the fact it sounds great through my Fender Bassman amplifier. Being a Union Musician I don't like to show up at a jam session with equipment that does not produce a good sound.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Don Key

from LA, C.A.

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

This bass is phenomenal. I could write about this bass for hours on end. The first thing that really blew me away about this bass is the weight and size. It is extremely light and small. It enables me to run around stage and have a great time while still playing my best. Another great feature about this bass is the versatility. The tones it can get are amazing. I play through a Crate solid-state amp. I am able to get Rickanbaker highs and smooth creamy lows. Needless to say this is a beautiful bass. This picture doesn't do it justice. When freshly polished it looks so gorgeous it makes me heart stop for a second. Lastly, in the grand scheme of things, this bass is not that expensive for what it is. This bass blows similarly priced Fenders out of the park, and is better that most Music Man. I recommend this bass for everyone who plays live a lot and is looking in this price-range.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a really hot bass!

By Mikie!!!

from San Marcos, TX

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

I bought it for my birthday and i really enjoy it. Not only dose it look cool it sounds good on my Fender amp. It is a real eye catcher but dont let the price let you down because this bass has outstanding sounds for manny genras of music. I wold recomend this bass to anyone who will ask me about it.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Just plain out awesome!

By Fuelman1975

from McDonough, GA

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

Wow, this bass is a blast to play! I started out on a 34" scale bass and then picked this thing up. I love the shorter scale! The neck is small which is good for me because I have kinda small hands for a dude. Mine is a Cherry Red finish, which just looks great. I have mine hooked up to a Fender Bassman 150 and it sounds great. I prefer to just play with the neck pickup most of the time. The mini humbucker at the bridge adds a bit of growl (like a slightly overdriven) sound to the mix. No complaints there, because it's good to get dirty sometime! I can't really tell that the Tone knob does a whole lot. I set it about half way and then set my amp the way I want it. Not that big of a deal to me. I love the SG body style. Makes it easier for me to play, in my opinion. It's a really lightweight guitar but you get heavy weight sound out of it. It can be a little neck heavy if you let go of the neck. Again, not that big of a deal to me because I changed straps and that helped it from dipping on me. The price is kinda high in my opinion, but if you save up for this bass, you won't regret it at all!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A five star bass but not for me

By Gabe

from Ramsey, NJ

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

To start i just want to say that i am a fender man and i play a jazz bass. i was thinking of trying a Gibson and i saw this thing hanging at my local gc. i play with my fingers so i tried that and i just really didnt get that feeling. i tried slap on this thing and didn't fly that well either. i grabbed a pick and tried playing and the sound was fantastic. i really liked it, but i just hate picks so this wasn't the bass for me. thats just my opinion though i don't want to prevent you from buying this bass its great i just didn't like it

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!

By William Nemitz

from Mesa, Arizona

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

I play in a band with some friends and this bass blew us all away. The sound quality is the best I have ever heard on a bass especially with an Ampeg amp. The body and tuners really attract attention especially when your playing a gig in the spot light. Having two volume controls and tone helps you find the right volume on which pickup you like. I would recommend this bass for anyone who wants to play.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DOES A BASS GET ANY BETTER?

By wolfman1012

from Newark, OH

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

Finally... a different looking bass that sounds great! This beauty is awesome! From the feel of the short-scaled neck to the puncy sound from the massive humbucker pickup it rocks! Stage presence you ask? Can you find a neater looking bass than this? Not unless you're into a reverse bass by Gibson. It does it all... looks, sound and playabality all from a great guitar builder.. Gibson. The only question left should be... when are you getting yours?

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson 2013 SG Standard 4-String Bass:

This has got to be the best bass guitar I have ever used. This the first bass guitar that I have REALLY liked. I never thought a bass guitar would be this great.

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