SG Standard Bass review by Gibson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (9 votes)
Gibson: SG Standard Bass
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Price paid: $ 1400

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 10
The sound on this bass Is excellent. It is very deep, but can be surprisingly versatile. It has the raw power to shake the windows in my Room running through a 150 watt solid-state amp. I like to play classic rock, but also some singer-songwriter stuff like Jack Johnson.

Overall Impression — 9
Overall this bass is amazing, there isn't anything I can think of that needs to be improved. I've been playing guitar for about a year bass only a couple of months. It's very versatile for all kinds of music. I own a Gibson LP Standard and a Dean at the moment. The only slight problem I've had is that there are very few finishes to choose from. It only comes in faded black, faded red, Standard red, and standard peachy color.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This bass is the perfect gig instrument. I've only had it for about a month, but the finish is perfect and will definitely will last. The strap buttons were replaced immediately with scholler strap locks. I never go without strap locks, they are a 30 dollar investment that can save your instrument from crashing to the floor during a gig.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Perfect action straight out of the box. The Nitrocellulose finish is perfect. The guitar arrived at my house flawless.

Features — 9
Made in the USA.
- 21 frets w/ rosewood fretboard
- Solid top
- Body and neck wood is Mahogany
- Body style is SG
- Bridge style is Tune-O-Matic
- 2 Volume and 1 Tone selectors
- Nonlocking Grover tuners
- Comes with a Gibson hardshell case

9 comments sorted by best / new / date

    mikkjell
    MaggaraMarine wrote: But about the review: You should have had the guitar for longer time. The review doesn't tell so much about the guitar. No bad things have been told.
    This is a bass.
    hippie_guy
    mikkjell wrote: This is a bass.
    And a bass is by no means a guitar, but a fish of some nature... (actually it's both, use Wikipedia)
    tytheguitarguy
    [quote]mikkjell wrote: MaggaraMarine wrote: But about the review: You should have had the guitar for longer time. The review doesn't tell so much about the guitar. No bad things have been told. This is a bass. [/quote i assumed that the fact that it is a bass was the bad thing jk, you bassists are important too
    guitarmazdur
    mikkjell wrote: MaggaraMarine wrote: But about the review: You should have had the guitar for longer time. The review doesn't tell so much about the guitar. No bad things have been told. This is a bass.
    a bass guitar guitars and basses are technically both guitars; its just the range that makes them different.
    Marley Tokunaga
    hippie_guy wrote: mikkjell wrote: This is a bass. And a bass is by no means a guitar, but a fish of some nature... (actually it's both, use Wikipedia)
    This^ Hahahahhaha XP
    feathers632
    "The sound on this bass Is excellent. It is very deep, but can be surprisingly versatile. It has the raw power to shake the windows in my Room running through a 150 watt solid-state amp." - Lol. It's the amp that has the raw power to shake the room not the guitar. This review reminds me of my own Bontempi review here at UG http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/e... s/bontempi/gr5401n/index.html
    feathers632
    "I've only had it for about a month, but the finish is perfect and will definitely will last." - LOL
    MaggaraMarine
    Not very helpful review. You have only been playing for a year? And you have two Gibsons and one Dean? How many guitars do you buy in one year (and how much money do you spend on them)? But about the review: You should have had the guitar for longer time. The review doesn't tell so much about the guitar. No bad things have been told.