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1969 Gibson EBO?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ben Mitchell, Jul 24, 2013.


  1. Ben Mitchell

    Ben Mitchell

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    Local Craigslist find.. Is this a steal? Or a rip off?

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  2. Ben Mitchell

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  3. Ben Mitchell

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  4. lowphatbass

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    It looks real to me, a photo of the control cavity and the underside of the pickup would help seal the deal. It has been sanded and/or stripped and the tug-bar relocated, looks like replacement knobs as well. Is it a steal?? Depends on the price I guess.
     
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  6. Batmensch

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    I 'm not positive, but that bridge doesn't look right to me.
     
  7. GlennW

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    Wrong bridge, wrong tuners, wrong knobs, missing bridge cover, missing a string.

    The control cavity should be lined in copper or brass.

    Edit: I was going to say no more than $500, and see the seller will take no less than $500. I dunno...depends on how bad you want it.
     
  8. Tanner5382

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    Actually those tuners appeared on various EB-0s from 1966 to 1969. Mine has them. The bridge doesn't look wrong to me, later model EB-0s had those instead of the old stopbar. Seeing as this is being described as a 1969 model, it makes sense that it would have this hardware. The knobs definitely are replacement though.
     
  9. lowfreqgeek

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    Minus the stripped part, it's pretty darn close to the '69 EBO I grew up with. The only thing different was that mine had similar, but different tuners.

    I spent 13 years with that bass, and I have some pictures of it in front of me now. I'd bet money that this one is legit. We bought mine in '88 for $100. I sold it in '01 for $400. Never shoulda done that!
     
  10. Ben Mitchell

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    Oh yeah, the guy is asking 600 for it.
     
  11. Ric5

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    It looks to be a modified Gibson Eb0 from that era ...

    $600 seems fair ...
     
  12. coreyfyfe

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  13. Mr.Fingers

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    It looks all original, except for the knobs and the obvious stripping. 600 is fair (it's the old model, with the mudbucker next to the neck).

    The bridge is genuine, it's nicknamed the "evertilt", since it tended to flip over.
     
  14. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    The knobs are wrong and it has been refined (poorly). The tug bar has been moved, other than that it's stock. Could be a nice player, 500 is the max I would spend, gawd I remember when you could get a nice 60's EB0 for $100 bucks (and that was a lot).
     
  15. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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