Gibson Unveils 2017 EB Bass T Model

Gibson has unveiled their 2017 instrument lineup, including the new Gibson 2017 EB Bass T. The new version revamps the EB Bass design with a new body shape among other features.

Gibson 2017 EB Bass T Burst Finish

As part of the “T” series, the bass is created with tonewoods and pickups chosen for vintage Gibson sounds. The bass is built with a swamp ash body, set maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. The biggest change in the new EB is its body shape, which features deeper cutaways for further access to the upper frets.

Its pickups are Gibson EB Rhythm and Lead humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions, respectively, setup with a volume/volume/tone control configuration. Hardware includes a Babicz Full Contact bridge and Grover tuners.

Gibson’s 2017 EB Bass T comes in four or five string versions with either natural satin or satin vintage sunburst finishes. They are shipping October 1st with prices of $999 for the four-string and $1,099 for the five-string.

Gibson 2017 EB Bass T Specs:

Strings:4 or 5
Construction:Set Neck
Body:Swamp Ash
Body finish:Natural Satin or Satin Vintage Sunburst
Neck shape:Rounded Profile
Truss rod:Single Action
Neck finish:Satin Ebony
Frets:24 Medium
Pickups:EB Rhythm, EB Lead Humbuckers
Controls:Volume, Volume, Tone
Bridge:Babicz Full Contact Bridge
Tuning machines:Grover
Hardware Color:Chrome
Case:Gig bag
Accessories:Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench

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  1. Jonathan

    Nothing EB whatsoever about these basses o.O its a passive musicman… Not that thats a bad Thing, but swamp ash, maple and such are not part of a “vintage Gibson sound”

    • Jon

      Those are Thunderbird pickups with open poles so it’ll likely sound like a Thunderbird, pretty classic if you ask me.

  2. pyvez

    seeing a bass like this with “Gibson” written on, feels SO weird… however i can’t wait to try these beauties out n check if they’re worth the money

  3. me

    Make mine with a 2+2 headstock.