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New Gibson EB bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Primakurtz, Dec 19, 2012.


  1. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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  2. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Supporting Member

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    As a life long Gibson player you couldn't give me one of those.:bag:
     
  3. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    "Let's-see-how-much-we-can-make-it-look-like-a-Sabre-meets-Explorer-meets-backwards-Jazz-Bass-with-all-of-the-problems-and-none-of-the-benefits!"
    -Conjecture of what may have been said in the marketing department
     
  4. TwinBass

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    I'm going to try and play one before I get my knickers in a twist. Who knows, it could be really sweet.
     
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  6. kurosawa

    kurosawa Supporting Member

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    Hey, the Japanese will buy it. It looks like a Mosrite.
     
  7. FrednBass

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    Actually, looks like a Mosrite...
     
  8. Timmah

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    +1
     
  9. Ric5

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    Well it least it won't neck dive like some of the Gibson designs do. It would look better in black or white or red or even natural.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. cfsporn

    cfsporn Banned

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    I like it. It is refreshing to see Gibson not use mahogany in one of their basses.
     
  11. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Hiw is it an EB? It's nothing like EB basses.
     
  12. smcd

    smcd Supporting Member

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    Sure does look like a Mosrite. Though it no doubt is built, sounds and plays better than the vintage Mosrite basses.
     
  13. hdracer

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    I like it too.
    I want to play it and hear it first.
     
  14. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    EB has always meant Electric Bass
    EB-0, EB-1, EB-2 .....
     
  15. Bob C

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    Good point. Other than that, I don't see anything wrong with it. To me, Gibson has always been a guitar company that occasionally makes a bass - which is usually a copy of one of their guitars.

    But this looks like a solid, affordable instrument. Maybe it plays and sounds great.
     
  16. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

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    Wow, tough crowd...I think it looks sweet. Not exactly sure what "all-of-the-problems" are...
     
  17. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist Supporting Member

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    Humorously, Sweetwater shows it in Black, White, and Natural. No Red, though - sorry!
     
  18. Herrick

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    It looks all right. I wonder how it plays & sounds.
     
  19. GM60466

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  20. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Why not?
    It's a American made bass
     
  21. mr.mow

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    I'd rock a white one of them like there's no tomorrow..
     

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