Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Bass Collection, Including EB-3

Epiphone is paying tribute to the old school with a limited edition of six of their models in TV Pelham Blue, a color finish that was first introduced in the ’60s. The color was offered as a custom option in its heyday and as such is rare to find on vintage instruments.

Epiphone Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue EB-3 Bass

The lineup includes the Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue EB-3 bass, which features a mahogany body and neck with a 1960s SlimTaper profile. The headstock has a Sloped Dovewing and a vintage style Epiphone logo pearloid inlay.

The bass is fitted with a Epiphone Mini Bass humbucker in the in the bridge position and a Sidewinder Bass humbucker in the neck position. Controls include a 3-position rotary pickup selector, volume knobs for each pickup, and a master tone knob.

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue EB-3 Bass will be shipping in June with an estimated street price of $299.

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue EB-3 Bass Photos:

Epiphone Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue EB-3 Bass Specs:

Neck Shape:1960’s SlimTaper
Neck Joint:Glued-In
Truss Rod:Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover:2-Layer (Black/White) with “E” Logo in White
Scale Length:34″
Fingerboard Material:Rosewood with Pearloid Trapezoid Inlays
Headstock:Sloped Dovewing, 3-on-a-side with Vintage Epiphone Logo and Pineapple in Pearloid
Bridge Pickup:Epiphone Mini Bass Humbucker
Neck Pickup:Epiphone Sidewinder Bass Humbucker
Controls:Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Master Tone, 3-Position Rotary Pickup Selector
Knobs:Black Tophats with Silver Inserts
Fingerboard Radius:12″
Frets:22, Medium-Jumbo
Bridge:3-Point Adjustable
Nut Width:1-1/2″
Machine Heads:Premium Open Bass Tuners with Clover Leaf Buttons
Pickguard:Black, 3-Layer
Output Jack:Epiphone Heavy-Duty 1/4″
Warranty:Epiphone Limited Lifetime

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  1. I wish epiphone or gibson would do a EB-3 original wiring and scale model!

  2. Why do you never hear anything about the Gibson EB-0?

  3. These are so cool to look at but they are unbalanced and neck-heavy for being so lightweight overall.

  4. The EB-0 and EB-3 during the 60’s were both 30″ short scale. The difference between them was that the EB-0 was single pickup and the EB-3 the dual pickup version. In the early 70’s Gibson introduced the EB-3L which was the 34″ long scale version of the EB-3.

    • I’ve always wondered about that, thanks Jon.

    • Heard the “LES PAUL GOLD TOP” live a few weeks ago. Not only does that Bass look bitchin, it sure kicks some serious ass as well. I couldn’t believe what i was hearing from a 3pc Band, and a very small knee high amp. My choice if i were a Bass Man… but give me a can a paint remover first, if i ever owned this new EB-3… Ugh!!

  5. Pelham Blue is the new Silverburst.

  6. Richard A Dailey

    I wish Epiphone would do some more body styles like the old school Gibson basses.