1973 Les Paul Triumph Bass

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The bridge became a three pole with four intonation adjustable metal saddles and no string mutes. There was still a chrome bridge cover.

Other 1973 Les Paul Triumph bass characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on the headstock with no "i" dot and closed "o", split diamond pearloid inlays and fine trim on the headstock, Schaller M-4 tuners with Gibson name stamped into the gear cover, two screw truss rod cover including model name, "MADE IN U.S.A." stamp on back of headstock beneath the serial number, bound Brazilian rosewood 24 fret board with pearloid block fret markers, three pice laminated mahogany glued in neck, Honduran Mahogany body with fine trim, two black plastic low impedance pickups including Gibson embossed logo and chrome surround, switches and input jack on large control plate, three silver top/black bell shaped knobs including numbers and volume/tone words, CTS potentiometers, resistors, capacitors, Natural finish, molded black hard case with Gibson name and purple interior, literature.

Gibson shipped a total of 959 Les Paul Basses in 1973. For 1973 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.