Gibson Custom Shop Sets Firsts With New Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass

Gibson Custom Shop 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:

Construction:Set Neck
Binding:Single Ply White
Fretboard:Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:12″
Inlays:Acrylic Dot
Pickup:Rhythm SG
Controls:Volume, Tone
Bridge:Kluson High Mass
Tuners:Grover Mini Bass
Pickguard:Gene Simmons, Black 4-ply
Finish:Nitrocellulose VOS
Case:Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass Hardshell with Gene Simmons Signature Reproduction
Accessories:Certificate of Authenticity

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  1. billyZoom

    Over priced bass for over rated bass player (and generally awful human being).