GIBSON LES PAUL TRIUMPH BASS

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1972 to 1979

GIBSON introduced the LES PAUL TRIUMPH BASS in 1972. The Les Paul Triumph Bass was introduced around the same time as the Les Paul Recording guitar and it has a very similar control plate and control layout as well as low impedance humbucking pickups. This low impedance circuitry was designed to be used with a special cable and transformer to give a Hi-Fi quality reproduction of the pickup signal. The Triumph Bass could be also used with a normal cable and high impedance amp - there are high/low impedance selector switches on the control plate.  White finish was an option from 1975 onwards. The Triumph Bass was discontinued in 1979.

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Specifications (20)

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body shape featuressingle cutaway
Body styleLes Paul-style body

Hardware

Bridgefixed bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersblock fingerboard position markers

General

Finish colorswalnut finish, white finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length30.5 inches scale-length

Neck

Neck materialmahogany neck
Number of frets24 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layouttwo-each-side

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch, phase switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2017$1500good
2012$900good

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