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Gibson RD Artist Electric Bass Guitar Ebony Vintage + Hard Case

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£3,799.99 £2,999.99

1 in stock

Here for sale is a vintage Gibson RD Artist Bass in Ebony made in the late ’70’s. The bass is in full working order and plays and sounds great. The moog electronics are working as it should and has a fresh battery for the active pick ups. The bass is all original and is the highly sought after ebony finish. The bass comes with the original Gibson hard shell case with a red plush lining.

The bass has some ground breaking features, and was one of the first basses with active electronics and still holds up today and is capable of producing incredibly heavy and powerful sounds as well as light styles and everything in between. The bass has an interesting option where it can be set to expansion of the bridge pick up and also compression on the neck pick up. You can also select frequency enhancement which pushes up the sound 8db into the 4k range. Please see the guitar smith bass video for a detailed breakdown of the sounds and tonal options.

The bass has been well looked after and has been professionally set up. There has been a slight mod where the control plate on the back has had a cut at the top half. The reason being you can unscrew a couple of screws to access the battery for the active pick ups quickly if the battery runs out during a gig rather than taking the whole plate of which would take ages.

A favourite among many great players such as Krist Novoselic from Nirvana.

 

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