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SOLD 1973 Gibson EB3 FS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Meyatch, May 18, 2011.


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  1. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    1973 Gibson EB3 For Sale - [DEL]$700 OBO[/DEL] $650 OBO

    I am looking to sell this 1973 Gibson EB3 bass. It is extremely heavily modified. As far as I can tell, everything except the wood, finish, and tuners, is not original.

    This is an extremely cool bass, and I sunk a lot more money than I really should have, trying to make it what I want to be. It is a blast to play, but it is a pain for me to use live, because it is night and day to the other basses I use.

    When I got the bass, it had no bridge, and the electronics didn't work at all.

    I replaced the original (probably?) pots and wiring with all new, and replaced the original chickenhead switch with a 3 way toggle switch. I still have the original wiring, and will include it, though I don't know if it works or not.

    It had no bridge when I got it, so I got a Hipshot Supertone bridge. The original 3rd mounting hole was routed away to accommodate the Dimarzio humbucker, so I ordered a 2 point bridge. It wouldn't intonate that way, so I relocated the studs to make it work. I also put a couple screws in the back of the bridge just to be on the safe side. It works well now, and looks pretty much factory.

    I got the new Epiphone case, which fits it pretty well. Its a little dinged up on the outside. I took it to a couple gigs, but aside from a couple places, its basically brand new. It still smells new on the inside.

    I'd like to include this Couch guitar strap, because I think it looks freaking amazing with this bass, and it doesn't even come close to matching anything else I have, but if you don't want it I can knock a little price off and keep it.

    There's some serious history to this bass, I only know so much of it, but if you have any questions, comments, or offers feel free to PM me.

    I'm really not looking to trade right now, but that's seldom stopped me before. I am trying to generate some money so any trades would definitely have to be +cash on your end, maybe some effects pedals or something.

    -mitch

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    Both Pickups in Series

    Both pickups in Parallel


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  2. Dude... It almost looks like a Wal! :eek:
    If I had the cashish I'd snap it up in a second- good luck with the sale! :)
     
  3. DasClyde

    DasClyde Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Man, just looking at this made my valve close...I wish I could buy it so I could vanquish my enemies then play war pigs with the boys.
     
  4. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    It is most definitely a looker. I was trying my best to make it sound like a Fender. But in the end I decided it sounds great now, and I should just let someone enjoy it for what it is.
     
  5. GeneralElectric

    GeneralElectric

    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Did someone do something with the horns?
     
  6. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Yeah, the lower horn was cut away to improve the access to the higher frets.
     
  7. CaptainSir

    CaptainSir

    May 12, 2009
    Conyers, Ga
    look into the shipping to zip code 31210. trying to move some stuff around i really want this bass....
     
  8. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    price drop bump
     
  9. Meyatch

    Meyatch Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Sold. Thanks everyone!
     

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