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Gibson EB bass -- now in 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mastermold, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

  2. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    That bass looks awesome. Its great to see gibson putting a lot of interesting stuff out there for us bassists. If I were in the market for another 5 string I might actually consider this one.
  3. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    I'd want to play one first.
  4. Ds1

    Ds1 Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2008
    Syracuse, NY
    Owner: Ish Guitars, Inc. Owner: Ish Case, Inc
    [DEL]Why would you ever....[/DEL] Wait, I LIKE THAT! Gibson makes a cool bass? Huh?
  5. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Maybe Gibson is finally taking this whole "electric bass guitar" fad seriously!
  6. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Nice, I am going to have try one.
    I wonder what the string spacing is at the nut & bridge?
  7. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Doesn't say on SW's website, I was wondering the same thing.
  8. If it's a Babicz bridge, then 99% chance it's 19mm. It is my understanding that they only make bridges. I really, really want to try one of these....
  9. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    I didn't like the bodyshape too much when I first saw the 4-strings but now I'm liking it. Can't stand the 2 & 3 headstock though :meh:
  10. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
  11. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Hmmm, I have to go tape a video at St. Francis Monday, and that's just a few miles from Sweetwater. I may have to check it out. If they don't sell out before then. (its happened before)
  12. tommyr01

    tommyr01 Simma Down Nah ! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    I just found that gibson made the 5 string.......has any one here tried one yet?
  13. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    If they'd make a modernized EB-1 five-string, I might end up buying one.
  14. tommyr01

    tommyr01 Simma Down Nah ! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Tucson, AZ, USA
    I'd be right there with you Munji!............I really like this EB, something about it is really striking me
  15. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Pittsburgh PA USA
    I want a 5 string, I'm going to have to try this out.
  16. DuShauh


    Aug 29, 2011
    West Michigan
    Any word on these yet? Are they as appealing as they seem?:meh:
  17. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

    Don't know--haven't seen any in person yet.
  18. They are very good looking basses. I'm having mine re-wired, and when I get it back, I'll post full details in my 'NBD Thread'.