So I was at Sam Ash today and saw for the first time a Gibson EB-13. This was a 2013 model, with an ash body, glued on maple neck, rosewood fretboard, Babicz bridge, and two double humbuckers with coil taps on both. Tried it on an Ampeg SVT 4 Pro (I think) going thru an Ampeg 810, all tone knobs and eq setting on noon. It definitely covered the heavy bass, 70's rock type sound. Using just the controls on the bass, I couldn't dial in too much of a brighter sound, but that might have been the amp. I definitely liked the feel of the neck - thicker and wider than my Geddy Lee, but what isn't? - and it did give good access to the upper fret ranges. The body shape has an upper horn shorter than a Fender and longer than a SG (so I'll assume neck dive is less than on an SG, I didn't try wearing it standing). I see that Sam Ash is selling the 2014 model, which they only have (online at least) in a cherry stain http://www.samash.com/bass/4-string-bass-guitars/2014-eb-bass-guitar-gbaeb14xx-p Guitar Center has both the 2013 and 2014 models, only $20 difference between the two. The 2013 is available in fireburst or ebony http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-2013-EB-Electric-Bass-Guitar-H90734-i3604847.gc The 2014 is available in sunburst, fireburst, vintage red (cherry), gold, or natural http://www.guitarcenter.com/Gibson-EB-2014-Electric-Bass-Guitar-109876896-i3486820.gc 2014 is the 120th anniversary and the 12th fret inlay says so. My questions: I'm wondering if besides color options and that 12th fret inlay, if there is any other differences between the 2013 and 2014 models? I've never owned a bass with a glued neck. I can't imagine it's a bad idea if Gibson is doing it, but should there be any concerns with it not being either a neck thru or bolt on? For those folks who have one, can you coax out more modern tones? Deep without muddy this thing can do, but can it get a more jazz bass tone? I know it probably can't get the cutting, mid-range growl sound of my Geddy Lee, but can it get close? Any other impressions from those who own or have played these? I am very tempted to go back tomorrow and maybe buy it.