New Gibson Bass in 2013

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr.Fingers, Aug 9, 2012.


  1. Mr.Fingers

    Mr.Fingers

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    I've read this on "teh interwebz"...

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    The thing is called Gibson EBF... Features a Babicz bridge (the guy holding the bass is the owner of Babicz), and has the pickups of the new G3 bass, but wired together as a humbucker...

    I don't know what to think of it!
  2. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    Same old thing I always ask...
    5 string version?
    All these dinosaur companies keep feeding us 1973 over and over again!
  3. Eckie

    Eckie

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    My instant visual reaction - Peavey T40!
  4. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

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    Hmm. Not sure about it. I bet it's going to be really expensive though.
  5. Eckie

    Eckie

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    I'd have expected a new design to have a 24 fret neck (or 22 at least)
  6. Wallace320

    Wallace320

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    aka
    body of a Precision (but in ash)
    dual humbucker off a MusicMan

    ugly
    to say the least

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  7. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

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    If that's true, I can only shake my head in wonder. Not an aesthetic triumph IMO.
  8. 96tbird

    96tbird Supporter Supporting Member

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    Pretty much like many boutique basses in that regard, imo.
  9. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

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    I wonder if anyone at Gibson is an actual bass player?
  10. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

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    I'd hit that, but it'll probably be too expensive.
  11. Rock-Bassman

    Rock-Bassman

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    I dig it looks kinda like an old mosrite :bassist:
  12. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

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    No matter what "new" and "innovative" Gibson and Fender (for that matter) introduce by way of body style will always be maligned. There's a P-bass, Jazz Bass, Thunderbird, Ripper/Grabber expectation and that's it. I think that's OK. If you want something other than those four options, you go Ric and then onto everyone else. I like that they are trying something new. I'm rooting for 'em. I love that I am an all Fender bass guy and a Les Paul guitar guy.
  13. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    Mixed with a tele bass. Gross.
  14. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    It looks they they took a Fender Musicmaster (?) and slapped a Gibby neck on it.

    That's one expensive boat oar.
  15. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

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    What happened to the rule about not calling any bass ugly???
  16. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    Oops. I never knew. I'll have to watch myself in the future. Thank you.

    Back to the Gibson, it's not for me.:D
  17. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Ummm... again. Gibson.... guitars? Yes! Basses No!
  18. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    Henry J. continues his campaign to destroy a once-great company. Sad.
  19. spade2you

    spade2you

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    Neck heavy+fragile headstock and they're not cheap. Sometimes I wonder if they're making fun of us.
  20. Buster Brown

    Buster Brown

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    I was checking out my local music store the other day and saw a Gibson Explorer ($899).....looked cool as hell - until I picked it up------heavy as hell!

    I have never gotten the deal with Gibson. Great guitars - pretty MEH basses.....

    I actually hadn't held a heavy bass like that since the early 80s with my Ovation Magnum.....another heavy brute!

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