Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-TB-IV
Rob van den Broek of Brooks has shared another killer mashup design he calls the EB-TB-IV. Built for Swedish bassist Roger Hedin, the axe blends two vintage basses for a fresh instrument.
“It’s a hybrid of a sixties Thunderbird IV and an LP Jr DC-shaped EB-0,” the builder explains.
The Brooks EB-TB-IV is crafted with neck-through construction featuring mahogany body wings and a nine-ply mahogany and walnut neck. Its rosewood fingerboard is fitted with 21 jumbo frets and dot inlays.
Other features include Thunderbird-style pickups, a wide-travel Thunderbird bridge and tailstop, and Hipshot Ultralite tuners. The bass weighs in at 7.7 pounds.
Brooks EB-TB-IV Bass Photos:
Brooks EB-TB-IV Bass Specs:
|Nine-piece Mahogany and Walnut
|Volume, Volume, Tone
|Three Ply White/Black/White
|Wide travel Thunderbird bridge plus tailstop
|Tobacco burst gloss transparent acrylic
|Ebony Faceplate on Headstock, Spokewheel truss rod, Pure Tone output jack