~1973 Gibson Les Paul Bass Walnut

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Vintage original circa 1973 Gibson Les Paul Bass in original Walnut finish.

A fantastic playing and sounding example. Super warm and thick fat bass tones.

Bass is remarkably clean and completely original.

In the early and mid 1970s, the Les Paul Triumph was Gibson's flagship bass guitar, both in terms of build and electronics.

Design was a collaboration between Gibson and Les Paul himself. It was launched in late 1971 as a replacement to the older Les Paul bass which was available from 1969-1971, and like the former was produced at Gibson's Kalamazoo plant, in Michigan, USA. The only functional change was the addition of a Hi-Lo impedance selector switch. In an interview with Dave Pomeroy, Les explains...

"With a balanced low-impedance output, you could use long cables without all the problems inherent in unbalanced high-impedance lines. Gibson was keen on having the low-impedance transformer close to the amp, so we made a special cable with a transformer on the other end, which you had to have in order to use it. But if you forgot your cable, you were out of luck—so we added the switch to go from low to high impedance. I tried to talk them out of staying with the short scale, but they didn’t want to change to a longer scale like on the Fender. One position on the Les Paul Bass was meant to sound just like the Precision, and all the other settings were extra choices for the player. The Triumph sounded so good it was scary; it was the finest bass I knew how to come up with, but the kids of that time were not ready for so many options. If I could have done something different, I would have made a bass with one great sound. Simpler is better—like a water faucet"

This is a killer vintage original Gibson Bass, perfect for the player and collector alike.

Comes with original Gibson hardshell case.
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