Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-TB-IV

Brooks EB-TB-IV Bass

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:

Construction:Neck Through
Body:Mahogany Wings
Nut:Handcut Bone
Neck:Nine-piece Mahogany and Walnut
Frets:21 Jumbo
Pickups:Thunderbird Style
Controls:Volume, Volume, Tone
Pickguard:Three Ply White/Black/White
Bridge:Wide travel Thunderbird bridge plus tailstop
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Finish:Tobacco burst gloss transparent acrylic
Weight:7.7 lbs
Other:Ebony Faceplate on Headstock, Spokewheel truss rod, Pure Tone output jack

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