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Gibson Introduces Five-String EB Bass

Gibson is building upon their recently relaunched EB Bass series with a 5-string version. As with its 4-string accomplice, the new Five-String EB Bass takes its body shape from the original EB’s SG-inspired body and gives it an offset-double-cutaway design.

Gibson Five-String EB Bass

The bass is built with a Grade-A ash body, a Grade-A maple neck featuring a rounded ’50s profile, and a rosewood fingerboard. It sports a pair of the company’s new EB Bass pickups, designed by Jim DeCola, which are made with Alnico V rod magnets with proprietary winding that Gibson says allows for versatile performance. Each pickup has a separate volume control that can be popped up to access a frequency tuned coil tap to get a single-coil sounds.

Hardware includes a Babicz Full Contact bass bridge and Grover sealed-gear tuners with a 20:1 ratio.

The Gibson Five-String EB Bass will be available soon with a street price around $1,159. For more info, check out the Gibson website.

Gibson Five-String EB Bass Specs:

Gibson Five-String EB Bass Bodies

  • Body: Grade-A Ash
  • Neck: Grade-A Maple
  • Neck Shape: Rounded ’50s Profile
  • Construction: Glued-in Neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: 34˝
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dot
  • Nut: Corian
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
  • Tuners: Grover 20:1
  • Bridge: Babicz Full Contact
  • Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Inserts
  • Pickguard: Tortoise Shell
  • Pickups: DeCola Humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 Push/Pull Volumes, 1 Tone Control
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Colors: Vintage Gloss Fireburst, Vintage Gloss Natural
  • Case Included