Krist Novoselic - Gibson RD Artist Bass

Novoselic used a couple of RD Artist basses during his touring time with Nirvana.

Launched in 1977, the RD Artist was Gibson's first attempt at active electronics, it featured complex expansion/compression circuits designed by Bob Moog which allowed a wide range of sounds and effects. It had no passive mode.

Note: This is not the bass that Novoselic famously threw in the air and hit himself in the head with at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.  That was a Gibson Ripper model.

Late 1970's Gibson RD Artist Bass - Black

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