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Gibson Unveils New EB Bass

Gibson EB Bass with Sunburst finish

In 1953, Gibson took its first step into the electric bass market with the EB-1, eventually releasing several models to follow musical trends. Now, the company has unveiled the EB Bass, a brand new model that they say blends tradition and innovation to create a versatile voice for the modern bassist.

The EB Bass’s body is a derivative of the SG with more curvature. The 34˝ scale bass is built with a solid ash body with a glued-in maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard holding 20 medium jumbo frets.

Gibson had a new type of pickup designed by Jim DeCola made for the new EB Bass. The DeCola Humbuckers are made with Alnico V rod magnets with proprietary winding methods to offer a more focused tonality. Each of the volume controls for the pickups can be popped up to access a frequency tuned coil tap for a fatter single coil tone and better output balance. Controls also include a Master Tone knob.

The bass is rounded out with a Babicz bridge, a Corian nut, and Grover tuners. It’s finished with a grain-textured nitrocellulose lacquer in Satin Fireburst, Satin Cream, Natural Satin, and Satin Ebony.

The Gibson EB Bass will be available with an MSRP of $1,999. For more info, check out the Gibson website.

Gibson EB Bass Photo Gallery:

Gibson EB Bass Specs:

  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Construction: Glued-in Neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12˝
  • Scale: 34˝
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dot
  • Nut: Corian
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Tuners: Grover 20:1
  • Bridge: Babicz
  • Knobs: Black Top Hats with Inserts
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
  • Pickups: DeCola Humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 Push/Pull Volumes, 1 Tone Control
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Colors: Satin Fireburst, Satin Cream, Natural Satin, Satin Ebony
  • Case Included

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