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EB-1/3 set up?

Discussion in 'Bass Central' started by buster57, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. buster57


    Nov 26, 2011
    This is my first post to the board so sorry if I am in the wrong place…
    I have been playing Gibson EB-o and EB-2D and now play a ‘T’ Bird with my Marshall amps. I play progressive hard rock.

    I am looking for an EB-1 but can only find them for about $4k used. Well, in 1970 I should have bought a Felix Pappalardi version for $320 and have been kicking myself in the rear ever since…

    Questions: I am in the process of contacting the Gibson custom shop and want an EB-1 but with the thin ‘T’ Bird thick neck in a 34” scale. Has anyone ever seen the EB-1 with the -3 pickup arrangements? I like the ‘thud’ of the EB at full throttle through a Marshall (and V-188H Sunn bottom). I do not think Gibson ever made one? If so was it ‘EB-1D’?

    Secondly, and ultimately I may need to ask the Gibson people, will the addition of the small pickup effect the sound of the guitar? If so I may just stick to the EB-1 as is with a longer and rocket speed / thin neck.

  2. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    try some boutigue builder. Gibson will charge an obscene amount, assuming they would do such. will be a big neck diver.

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