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Vintage SG weirdness

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gorn Captain, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    The description only says vintage 70's Gibson SG. No more details. Is that the hipshot supertone bridge? It kinda looks like it's on backwards. The pickguard looks strange too.
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  2. heliotropic

    heliotropic Supporting Member

    May 23, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Looks like an EB-0L. Is it long scale?
     
  3. offhand35

    offhand35 Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Western Connecticut
    Well, I found a "1971" Gibson EBO listed at GC in MI that has the same pg. Hmmmm, is this the same one you are looking at? All the others that I have seen, both vintage and recent do not have that moon cutout on the bottom of the pg. That bridge looks like some one tried to jury rig an incorrect modern replacement. Hipshot does offer one for the older EBO's, and I would expect it to fit properly.
     
  4. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    [DEL]Looks shortscale to me.
    [/DEL]
    Guess not

    Yeah i have a 2012 SG and there's no weird cutout in the PG like that.
    It's in the Roseville, MI store but doesn't say 1971, just 70s.
     
  5. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    The pickguard cutout at the bottom is right for a 72ish bass, which this is given the pickup placement - though looking at it now, it seems to go too far up towards the horn.

    Here is the flyguitars page for the 72 EBO
     
  6. offhand35

    offhand35 Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Western Connecticut
  7. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    Looks like someone swaped the neck for a long-scale and had to place the bridge farther back to compensate.
     
  8. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    Just found out: It's an EB-4
     
  9. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    It's a EBO-L
    They made them 1970-1977
    With a Hipshot bridge
     
  10. pharaohamps

    pharaohamps Supporting Member

    May 30, 2006
    Garner, NC
    Disclosures:
    Owner, Disaster Area Amps
    It's an EB-0. That is the Supertone bridge, but it's the 2-point version. The 3-point is longer in front to cover the bushing for the front bolt, and the 2-point doesn't need that.

    Supertone Two-Point

    It is almost certainly long scale, based on the bridge position and the number of frets.

    They started with the 3-point bridge in '73, so it's that old at least.
     
  11. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    Yes I agree
     
  12. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
  13. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
  14. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    EB-0L's werent all slotted headstocks, they stopped the slotted headstocks in like 1971 or around then, so there are both versions.

    i think the L versions had the bridge back that far so this is probably a early/mid 70s EB-0L.

    if you arent gonna buy this please tell me where its located cause id like to buy it if the price is right haha!
     
  15. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    its the same one, theres another one on GC.com vintage section that looks mislabeled too.

    i hate when basses get mislabeled because now i have to call them and find out what the damn scale length is haha.
     
  16. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    For one or two years, Gibson did make this exact instrument. It is stock. It is long scale. It does have the mudbucker down aways. The bridge is a drop-in replacement, and the bridge cover is not there. The original probably had the bar bridge, or the bass tune-o-matic with nylon inserts, which I don't care for, either. It is, as set forth above, an EB0-L. It is not an EB-4 because it doesn't have the switch.

    If I had the cash, it wouldn't be the subject of this thread.
     
  17. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the brilliant GC employee you get on the phone doesn't know what bass scale length means.
     
  18. ^That's my bass in the link. I really dig mine. Been playing it nonstop ;)
    And ya, yours looks original except for the Supertone. Let us know how you like it if you end up grabbing it!
     
  19. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    If only I had the dough. I have a new SG that's the only bass I've been playing recently. I'm trying to thin the herd down to just the SG. But if anyone's interested in this one, it's in the Roseville Michigan GC for 600 bucks which is pretty good, assuming it's in good condition. (I don't work for guitar center)
     
  20. Hahaa...right on. I certainty understand that. My '06 SG has been my main player for a few years now. However, I think now that I have the '72, it'll be moving to the 2nd position :D
     



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