In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass

11th Sep 2012 | 11:34

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
MSRP $1,499 (approx. £935)

Gibson recently announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Body
The new bass will feature a maple body, just like pre-1975 Grabbers, and will be available in hand-sprayed nitrocellulose Satin Honeyburst and Satin Ebony finishes

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Bridge
Three-point adjustable bridge with chrome plating

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Pickups
Specially-designed Gibson G3 bass single-coils with Alnico V magnets, which the firm says have been "wired for hum-canceling performance in all positions"

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Controls
Volume and Tone knobs, plus a three-way pickup selector, which allows for the combined selection of neck and middle, all three, or middle and bridge pickups

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Neck
Unlike on the original Grabber basses, which had bolt-on necks, Gibson has opted for a glued-in neck. It's stayed faithful to the original baked maple fretboard and maple neck, which has been shaped into a slim, fast profile

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Headstock
Grover tuners with Shamrock keys, mounted on the traditional Grabber "arrowhead" shape headstock. There's also a PLEK-cut Corian nut

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

In Pictures: Gibson Grabber 3 70s Tribute Bass
Profile
The Grabber's slim profile is noticeably different from the usual Gibson range and is more reminiscent of its super-thin sister model the Firebird Studio 70s Tribute. Or a new iPhone.

Gibson has announced that it's once again reviving the Grabber bass design in the form of the new Grabber 3 70s Tribute, a three-pickup solid-body bass, which (unlike the original) features a set neck.

The original Gibson Grabber G-1 had a bolt-on neck and an usual sliding pickup and was said to sound more akin to a Fender bass. The firm reissued a tweaked version of that model for a limited time in 2009 as the Grabber II.

This latest bass is based around an even rarer Grabber variant, G3, which had three fixed-position single-coil pickups and was only produced between 1973 and 1975, but once again has been given a few modern tweaks, including new pickups.

The Grabber 3 70s Tribute has a US MSRP of $1,499 (approx. £935). Click through the gallery to find out more.

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