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In 1979 the Les Paul Triumph Bass was available in Silverburst finish.

Other 1979 Les Paul Triumph bass characteristics: Pearloid inlaid Gibson logo on the headstock with the "i" dot disconnected from the "G" and a closed "o", split diamond pearloid inlay 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 between the tuners, serial number on back of headstock, volute, bound rosewood 24 fret board with pearloid block fret markers, 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 on large control plate, three silver top "witch hat" shaped knobs including numbers and words, three pole bridge, chrome bridge cover with (2) plastic shims, CTS potentiometers, capacitors, contoured body, molded tolex hard case including Gibson name and maroon interior.

Serial numbers continued the eight digit headstock dating scheme. Ex: YDDDYPPP- The first and fifth letter indicate year of production. The second, third and fourth letters indicate the day of production within the year. The sixth, seventh and eighth letters indicate the manufacturing plant: 001 to 499 shows production rank at the Kalamazoo factory and 500-999 shows production rank at the Nashville factory.