The latest news about the Gibson Bass Book. With lots of beautiful pictures.
Some of them can be found in the book. Some of them have never been published.
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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
Here's a 1968 EB-2 that has been heavily modified by none other than Les Paul himself.
The original neck pickup has been removed and a large low-impedance humbucker was installed at the bridge. One of the typical home made creations of Les Paul, who was on a quest for the purest of bass tones with those low impedance pickups. Which would eventually result in the Les Paul Bass, the Triumph and the (semi acoustic) Les Paul Signature Bass.
This EB-2 was sold at the auction of his estate in 2012.

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
The 2009 Gibson Ripper II is a probably the most faithful reproduction of all Gibson bass reissues. Basically the same as the original from the seventies, except for the rotary switch that features two extra positions.
The Ripper II was part of the Limited Run Series. Only 350 were made.

The Ripper II is featured on page 144-145 of The Gibson Bass Book
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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
Some books came in from the printer slightly damaged.
A scratch on the cover, or a dent on the back. A bent corner. A creased page.
They’re all new out of the box, but somehow they got bruised while packing them in I guess.
See pics for examples of the minor damage.

My loss is your gain… 😉

Available for only €20 instead of €35!
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book
Gene Simmons partners with Gibson to create new line of bass guitars (and guitars).
The Thunderbird he used at the Dubai concert and a Flying V bass seem to be the first results of the new joint venture.