Gibson introduced their first bass in the early 1950s, pioneering the single-pickup bass design. The seismic '60s explosion of rock, though, encouraged a slew of new Gibson bass models, turning thousands of players on to the burgeoning line. Rock bassists gravitated to the thunderous Gibson low-end sound, brought on by Gibson's fiery humbucking bass pickups. And when Gibson set the now-legendary Grabber loose in '73, their bass star rose — and stayed — on the big stage. From Kiss to Nirvana, Gibson basses are all about rock.
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