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Solidbody Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Baked Maple Fingerboard, two Thunderbird Bass Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Silverburst

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The Bass Different

Looking for a bass with indie vibe? The Gibson Explorer Bass serves it up big time. If you're tired of guitarists getting all the cool alternative axes while you plod along with your 60-year-old bass design, Sweetwater has your instrument. This svelte 4-string beast gives you full-tilt playability, sustain, and scorching tone - courtesy of its pair of high-output Thunderbird Bass pickups. The Explorer's balanced, lightweight "reverse" body is supremely comfortable, in addition to exuding boatloads of attitude. If you're looking for "the bass different," you search is over. Gibson's Explorer Bass. Check it out.

Gibson Explorer Bass at a Glance:
  • The look
  • The sound
  • The finish
The look

In the Explorer Bass, Gibson gives you a uniquely appointed instrument. The reverse body style is very confortable and balanced - and it looks incredible. Juicy nitro lacquer highlights the slick SilverBurst finish, along with black pickups and Speed Knobs, and the absence of a pickguard. The Explorer is a bass with which you can really express your individuality.

The sound

The Gibson Explorer Bass serves up tight, focused sound. Several factors are at work here, including a mahogany body and a maple set neck, a 3-point bridge with individually adjustable saddles, a gently back-angled droopy Explorer headstock, PLEK-cut Corian nut, and two hot Thunderbird Bass pickups with ceramic magnets for amazing punch and clarity. All in, this bass gives give you incredible sonic versatility.

The finish

The Gibson Explorer Bass wears a gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives the instrument a timeless, classic look. Nitro finishes - standard back in the '60s - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the axe to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities - so your Explorer Bass sounds every bit as wicked as it looks!

Gibson Explorer Bass Features:
  • Solid Mahogany body with hi-gloss Silverburst finish
  • Comfortable, "Explorer" bass neck profile
  • 34" scale length Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
  • Two high-output ceramic Thunderbird Bass pickups f
  • In-line Grover Mini Bass tuners with 20:1 tuning ratio
Sound and look different with the Gibson Explorer Bass!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number BAXBSBCH1

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See also: Gibson, Gibson 4-string Bass Guitars