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Gibson Victory Bass

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Gibson Victory Bass
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ManufacturerGibson
Period1981 – 1986
Construction
Body typeSolid, double cut
Neck jointBolt-on neck
Scale34 in (860 mm)
Woods
BodyMahogany
FretboardRosewood
Hardware
BridgeFixed
Pickup(s)Single humbucker (Standard)
Dual humbuckers (Custom and Artist)

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The Gibson Victory Bass was an electric bass guitar produced by Gibson Guitars from 1981 until 1986.[1][2][3] It was a bass guitar variant of the Gibson Victory.[4][5] It was not a successful model.[6]

Models[edit]

The Victory Bass was only available as a four-string solid-body bass guitar. The scale was 34″, body made of maple and neck was three-ply maple with rosewood fingerboard. A fret-less version was an option.[4] Three models of Victory Basses were produced:

  • Standard - one Series VIIIB humbucker, three-ply maple neck, 24-fret rosewood fretboard, and passive electronics with one volume and one tone knob and a series/parallel switch.
  • Custom - two Series VIIIB humbuckers, three-ply maple neck, 24-fret rosewood fretboard, and passive electronics with one volume and one tone knob, bass and treble controls, a pickup selector switch, and a series/parallel switch.
  • Artist - two Series VIIIB humbuckers, three-ply maple neck, 24-fret rosewood fretboard, and passive/active electronics with one volume and one tone knob, bass and treble controls, a pickup selector switch, a series/parallel switch, and a three-position passive/active switch.

Prices[edit]

In the used market the can go from $600 to $1600.[4]

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "1981 Gibson Victory Bass Owners Manual >> Vintage Guitar and Bass". www.vintageguitarandbass.com. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  2. Roberts, Jim; Roberts, James H. (2003). American Basses: An Illustrated History & Player's Guide. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 978-0-87930-721-9. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Bacon, Tony (2012-10-12). The Ultimate Guitar Sourcebook. Race Point Publishing. p. 246. ISBN 978-1-61058-842-3. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Some sounds from the vintage Gibson Victory Bass | eBass". 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  5. Gruhn, George; Carter, Walter (1999). Gruhn's Guide to Vintage Guitars: An Identification Guide for American Fretted Instruments. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-87930-422-5. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. Bacon, Tony (2011-06-01). Flying V, Explorer, Firebird: An Odd-Shaped History of Gibson's Weird Electric Guitars. Backbeat Books. ISBN 978-1-4768-5611-7. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png


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