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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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Here's an excellent video of a Gibson 20/20.
Designed by Ned Steinberger (yes the guy from the headless basses and guitars).
Maple body,
Bolt-on maple neck,
Ebony fretboard. Active Gibson humbuckers.
This thing sounds fierce!

The 20/20 is featured in The Gibson Bass Book on page 86-87.
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1987 Gibson 20/20 bass / Gibson Lab Series L2 - vintage guitar demo - Part 1
More about this bass http://www.flyguitars.com/gibson/bass/1987Gibson2020.php The Gibson 20/20 was not (visually, at least) to everyone's taste, but it is ac...
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Here's nice interview that Jules Haffegee of FlyGuitars did with Dave Kiswiney. A very nice read!

http://www.flyguitars.com/interviews/davekiswiney.php
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This 1997 Leland Sklar Signature Bass was designed by Mike McGuire and the Gibson Custom Division.
Sklar only played this bass for a fleeting moment in his career (if at all). Not too sure that Lee Sklar ever took it too serious either, as in interviews he quickly forgot about mentioning it. Which is a bit unusual for a dedicated signature model...
This bass is featured in The Gibson Bass Book on page 110 and 111.
And the book is available via www.thegibsonbassbook.com and /or www.elderly.com
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The Gibson Bass Book
This 1987 Gibson IV may look like the umpteenth P-bass clone at first sight. But it is actually much closer to a Thunderbird than you might think. An all mahogany bass with a set neck and TB+ humbuckers. Controls are similar to the T-bird as well: Volume, Volume, Tone.
It does have a few headstrong features though: The fretboard is ebony and the headstock has a 2 x 2 lay-out.
Of course the IV is also featured in The Gibson Bass Book. You can find it on page 84, next to the five string sister V (not the Flying V btw) on page 85.
The book can still be ordered at www.thegibsonbassbook.com and www.elderly.com
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The Gibson Bass Book
Here's a Gibson LPB-2 five string from 1995. It has Bartolini humbuckers and an active Bartolini TRT circuit with four controls. Plus a Schaller non-roller bridge.
Gibson discontinued these in 1997. Of course this bass is also featured in The Gibson Bass Book on page 104.
The book is almost sold out. So order your copy soon, before they're gone!
www.thegibsonbassbook.com
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Roger Glover with his Gibson Bicentennial Thunderbird. Somewhere in 1983 when he was in Rainbow.
Although he used a Hondo Longhorn for the recordings of Straight Between the Eyes, Roger said he preferred the Thunderbird for live gigs because it felt more gutsy.
Pic by Ross Halfin.