Up for sale, a 2011 Gibson Krist Novoselic Signature RD Bass in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. A discontinued model, Krist Novoselic's signature RD bass is geared to deliver the present, powerful melodic lines that were the backbone of Nirvana's sound. Featuring a solid maple RD body, maple neck and slab obeche fingerboard, this bass has an authoritative natural acoustic punch and growl that translates faithfully through the Seymour Duncan Bass Lines Hot Stack single coil pair. The pickups deliver a tight, focused single-coil sound with noiseless operation. The bass weighs 10lbs 11oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 50-120 roundwound strings.
The maple neck has a round U-shaped profile carve with generous shoulder in every register and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .875" deep at the 1st fret and .975" at the 12th. The obeche fingerboard features flawless slender fretwire, and the bass plays cleanly up the 34" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The PLEK-cut Corian nut measures 1 9/16" in width, and the headstock features Grover tuning machines with gleaming chrome plating.
The electronics function as they should, with dedicated Volume knobs for each pickup and a Master Tone knob. Hardware includes the original three-point bridge which can be strung either as a top loader or strung through the body, and a Babicz bridge is also included and was at one time installed, with an extremely faint outline of that bridge base on top. The chrome plating on the hardware shines line new, and plastics include a trio of black speed knobs and a five-ply pickguard that retains its clear protective factory film. Wear on the gloss Ebony nitro lacquer finish is limited to faint scuffing and one tiny nick on the back lower bout body edge, and just a few additional faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original black Gibson USA hardshell case is included, along with the original hangtags and Babicz bridge.