If you’re a fan of the solid thump short-scale basses provide, there’s a lot to love about the Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass. Its 30.5" scale length lends this bass slinky feel, with generous fret access thanks to its double-cutaway design. A single BassBucker humbucking pickup delivers impressive low-end power, and its push-pull master volume control yields defined single-coil tones too. And to seal the deal, the Gibson Les Paul Junior Doublecut Bass features a maple neck with a comfortable rounded profile and ultra-smooth satin finish.
The BassBucker humbucking pickup in the Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass is positioned approximately halfway between the end of the fretboard and the bridge, delivering a nicely balanced tone with plenty of punch and definition. Bassists at Sweetwater appreciate the addition of a push-pull master volume control for coil-tapped single-coil tones too. If you’re unsure about relying on a single pickup for your bass tone, you definitely need to hear what the Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass can do.
Its 30.5" scale length puts the Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass firmly in short-scale territory. Many bass players know that short-scale basses can be relatively easier to play, as they don’t require you to stretch your fingers as far between frets. But the sonic difference is apparent too — short-scale basses have a slightly looser string feel and more tightly packed harmonics along the string length. The result is a deeper, darker vibe than a comparable long-scale bass, with fatter, blooming low notes. In other words, when your favorite long-scale bass doesn’t sound quite right in a particular song, it’s likely that the short-scale Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut bass will.