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 a spread from the 1975 Gibson bass catalogue. Featuring the sliding single coil pickup from the Grabber 1.

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Here's a special treat for y'all. A 1967 Gibson Les Paul Bass prototype. The shape of the body and the pickguard are very different from what the definite model turned out like. But the electronics and the controls are identical. At least three of these prototype Les Paul Basses were built.

Of course this bass is also featured in The Gibson Bass Book. You can find it on page 46-47.

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(But the bottom of the box is coming into sight, so don't wait too long if you want one...)

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In 1963 Gibson announced a new bass model: The Thunderbird.
Here's a page from the 1963 catalogue that features the Thunderbird II and IV.
Initially the Thunderbird was hardly a success. Gibson quit the model in 1965...
However they re-introduced the model in 1976 for the bicentennial edition. And in the late 1980's the Thunderbird was re-introduced for a second time and has been a mainstay ever since.
Of course the Thunderbirds have made their way into The Gibson Bass Book. Featured on page 34 - 42, 70, 71, 108, 109, 116-119, 130-135, 144, 145, 162-167!
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The guitar and bass collection of the late Ronnie James Dio are being sold in an auction. In the video that Julien's put out you can see a beautiful Gibson EB in pristine condition. And a heavily modified EB-0 with two added Jazz pickups.
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A 1988 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. However, this specific picture is not in the book. But is too pretty not to share with y'all 😉
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