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    Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Electric Bass with Case

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    Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Electric Bass with Case Product Description

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakthrough Nevermind album, Gibson USA is proud to introduce the Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Electric Bass Guitar. To honor Novoselic's impact on the sound of contemporary rock, the Krist Novoselic Signature RD bass presents an instrument primed with unparalleled playability and powerful contemporary tones, all dressed in an alternative style that countless modern bassists will appreciate.

    Body and Neck

    The Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass begins with a body and glued-in neck of solid maple, a tonewood known for its ability to add punch, clarity and sustain to the sound of any guitar. It is shaped in the image of the RD guitars and basses first introduced by Gibson USA in the 1970s, with a rounded, offset body style reminiscent of the iconic Gibson Firebird guitar and Thunderbird bass.

    The sustain and thundering resonance of the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass are further enhanced by a strings-through-body design with solid three-point bridge, and a gently back-angled headstock to maintain optimum string pressure in the PLEK-cut slots of a Corian nut. Meanwhile, formidable Grover 'Shamrock-key' tuners keep your pitch tight and true, however hard you hit it.

    The comfortably rounded neck profile with a depth of .860 inch at the 1st fret and .960 inch at the 12th is paired with an exotic obeche fingerboard with 20 frets and a 12-inch radius, all crafted to enhance a playing experience that is every bit the equal of the superior tone and construction of this outstanding Gibson bass.


    To optimize the power, punch and clarity of the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass' natural resonance and sustain, Gibson USA uses a pair of Seymour Duncan Bass Lines STK-J2n and STK-J2b 'Hot Stack' pickups. Designed to offer the precision and harmonic richness of single-coil pickups, with the noise-canceling properties of humbuckers, these Seymour Duncans provide unparalleled tones and impressive versatility.

    An independent volume control for each enables you to dial in your preferred balance of bridge and neck pickup for any playing situation, while a master tone control allows fine-tuning of your instrument's voice. Add it all up, and the Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass from Gibson is a total monster of versatility and performance for today's master of the low-end.

    Krist Novoselic

    Through his distinctive playing with groundbreaking grunge band Nirvana, to his post-Nirvana bands Sweet 75, Eyes Adrift, and Flipper, Krist Novoselic has distinguished himself as a bassist of formidable tone and unmistakable style. Able to hold down a firm bottom end that glues a song together while simultaneously shining as a center-stage musician in his own right, Novoselic helped to establish a standard for the sound, feel, and style of alternative-rock bass playing of the past two decades.


    - Maple body with Ebony nitrocellulose finish
    - Maple neck with comfortable, rounded profile
    - Obeche fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
    - Pair of Seymour Duncan Hot Stack STK-J2 pickups in the neck and bridge
    - Grover Shamrock tuners with 20:1 tuning ratio
    - Distinctive lines of the RD body shape cut a figure that stands out from the crowd

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    Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Electric Bass with Case Technical Description


    Species: Maple
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50


    Species: Maple
    Profile: Rounded
    Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

    Neck Fit

    Joint: Mortise and Tenon
    Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
    Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch


    Species: Obeche
    Frets: 20
    Radius: 12 inches
    Scale Length: 34 inches
    Nut/E.O.B: 1.60/2.40 inches
    Inlays: Acrylic Dot


    Material: Corian
    Width: 1.60 inches
    Slots: Gibson PLEK System


    Type: Bass 4 String
    Logo: Gold Silkscreen Gibson and Artist Signature
    Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell


    Model: Grover Shamrock
    Plating: Chrome
    Tuning Ratio: 20:1


    Type: String-thru 3-Point with Adjustable Saddles
    Plating: Chrome


    Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
    Pickguard: Black 5-Ply
    Control Plate Cover: Black
    Strap Buttons: Aluminum


    Neck Position: Seymour Duncan Hot Stack STK-J2 (Ceramic)
    Bridge Position: Seymour Duncan Hot Stack STK-J2 (Ceramic)


    Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Control
    Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
    Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
    Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch


    Sealer: Nitrocellulose
    Process: 1-1.5 mils


    Type: Gibson RD Hardshell
    Case Exterior: Black
    Case Interior: White Plush

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