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The PGB1L is a left-handed, four string solid body electric bass model introduced by Ibanez for 2007. It is a signature model for American bassist Paul Gray who was known primarily for his work with the American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was produced initially in South Korea; production moved to Indonesia for 2009.

The PGB1L features an ATK series double-cutaway swamp ash body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with special inlays at the second and twelfth frets. Components include a single Ibanez ATK triple-coil pickup, an ATK4 bridge, a plastic nut and Ibanez tuners with clover buttons.

For 2009, when production moved to Indonesia, several changes were introduced: the body material was changed to light ash, the finish was changed to burgundy wine, the neck was changed to laminated maple and the battery box was changed.

The PGB1 is a right-handed version (Gray was a left-handed player).

The PGB1L was discontinued shortly after Gray's untimely death in 2010.


Specifications for PGB1L
Model name: PGB1L
Year(s) produced: 2007–2010
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: South Korea / Indonesia
Finish(es): Burgundy Wine (BGW) 2009–2010 / Transparent Black 2007–2008
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2007–2008: Swamp ash
2009–2010: Light ash
Neck joint:
Five bolt AANJ
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
2007–2008: 5-piece maple/ walnut
2009–2010: 3-piece maple
Scale length:
864mm / 34"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
PGB special at 2nd & 12th frets
22 / jumbo
Black plastic (45mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez w/ clover keys
Electronics/ Strings
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez ATK Triple-coil passive
Ibanez ATK 3-band EQ
Single volume / 3-band EQ (bass, mid, & treble boost/cut) / pickup coil selector toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.050/.070/.090/.110 (D'Addario)
Factory tuning:
1D,2A,3E,4B (B std.)


Additional finishes/ details
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Burgundy Wine finish
Painted neck & 5-bolt joint
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Truss rod adjuster at body end
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Twelfth fret "2" inlay
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Second fret Slipknot "S" logo inlay
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Cavity cover with printed "Paul 2" autograph
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Bridge, pickup, controls & output
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Controls layout
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Coil-selector switch
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EQ frequency response