Gibson Custom Shop Sets Firsts With New Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass
Gibson has unveiled a new bass collaboration with Gene Simmons through the Gibson Custom Shop. The new Gene Simmons EB-0 marks several firsts for the Gibson Custom Shop as its first 30.5-inch scale bass and the first bass it has produced in quantity. It will be limited to 100 basses.
“Based on his heavily modified 1959 EB-0, Gene made several modifications to the bass, including refinishing it, reshaping the neck to a custom profile, replacing the pickup with a later Gibson model and relocating it much closer to the bridge, installing a custom pickguard, adding binding, and changing the original tuners to Grovers,” Gibson shared on social media. “The bridge was also replaced with a high-mass model and can now be strung through-body or as a top-loaded bridge. All of these details are faithfully represented in the new Gibson Custom Shop Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass. A custom hardshell case is also included.”
The bass is crafted with a mahogany body and neck with an Indian rosewood fingerboard. Its pickup is a Rhythm SG Bass wired to Volume and Tone controls with CTS potentiometers and a ceramic capacitor.
An official video hasn’t been released, but Youtube’s HiWatt Scott got his hands on one at the House of Guitars.
The Gibson Custom Shop Gene Simmons EB-0 carries a street price of $6,499.
Gibson Custom Shop Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass Photos:
Gibson Custom Shop Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass Specs:
|Binding:||Single Ply White|
|Bridge:||Kluson High Mass|
|Tuners:||Grover Mini Bass|
|Pickguard:||Gene Simmons, Black 4-ply|
|Case:||Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass Hardshell with Gene Simmons Signature Reproduction|
|Accessories:||Certificate of Authenticity|