The Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind. The Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass is a total monster of versatility and performance for today's master of the low-end, and here's why...
Krist Novoselic has distinguished himself as a bassist of formidable tone and unmistakable style. The Gibson USA Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass is an instrument primed with unparalleled playability and powerful contemporary tones, all dressed in an alternative style that countless modern bassists will appreciate. Finished in Ebony Black nitrocellulose lacquer, the distinctive lines of the RD body shape cut a figure that definitely stands out from the crowd, too.
The Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass begins with a body and glued-in neck of solid maple, 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 Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass' string-through-body design with solid three-point bridge enhances the sustain and thundering resonance whilst and a gently back-angled headstock maintains optimum string pressure in the PLEK-cut slots of a Corian nut. The comfortably rounded neck profile with a depth of .860" at the 1st fret and .960" 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 bass.
Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass 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 - controlled by an independent volume control for each pickup, which 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.
The main features of the Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass include:
- Maple body
- Ebony Finish
- Nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Maple neck with comfortable, rounded profile
- Obeche fingerboard
- Acrylic dot inlays
- Pair of Seymour Duncan Bass Lines STK-J2n and STK-J2b "Hot Stack" pickups in the neck and bridge
- Grover Shamrock tuners with 20:1 tuning ratio
- PLEK-cut Corian nut
- Gibson hardshell case and owner's manual included