GIBSON IV BASS

 
  • Gibson IV Bass guitar
    Gibson IV Bass (1987)

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1987 to 1989

GIBSON produced the GIBSON IV BASS between 1987 and 1989. It had a mahogany body and neck with an ebony fingerboard, The pickups were two Thunderbird units. Gibson also released a 5 string bass with the same specs at the same time (the Gibson V Bass).  The Gibson IV is a forgotten gem often overlooked in discussions about Gibson basses. It's essentially a late 80s Thunderbird that is shaped like a Precision, with two extra frets. The neck dimensions are closer to a Precision than a Thunderbird's, add in Cold War vintage Shaller M4 tuners and a Schaller 3D bridge, and you have one truly amazing instrument !

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Controls

Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Finish colorsblack finish, natural finish, red finish, white finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length34 inches scale-length

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway

Hardware

BridgeSchaller roller bridge, fixed bridge
Hardware colorblack hardware
TunersSchaller tuners

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersoffset dot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)black face headstock
Tuner layouttwo-each-side

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