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Goodbye old friend...'68 Gibson EB2-DC.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SoulReflection, May 26, 2019.


  1. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    NorCal
    Hated to see her go but wasn't getting much play time.

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    $2,160.00 including shipping...hope the new owner takes care of her.
     
  2. Count Bassie

    Count Bassie Supporting Member

    Jun 10, 2006
    Smithfield, RI
    *sigh*
    I get it.
     
  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    :drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:
    &
    :crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying:
     
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  4. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    I have a CAR '67 Fender Coronado II.
    She doesn't get much play time either,
    but you'd have to pry her from my cold dead hands.

    That's the only one I would never sell.
    I hope you don't regret your decision.

    057912
     
  5. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    NorCal
    You have "that bond"...sadly, I didn't.
     
  6. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    Why do you think that was?

    And you're right, I've done many gigs with it, and created so many memories.
    She was there for me all thru high school.

    She took me to a club and introduced me to my first adult girlfriend when I was too young to even be playing there.
    So many memories...

    057912
     
  7. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    I truly wish that I could've grabbed this one, but it wasn't in the cards...:crying:

    Hopefully the new owner will enjoy her as much as I know I would've.
     
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  8. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    NorCal
    Well, @ejaggers, I had much the same experience as you. However, in my case, it was the mid '60's and my basses were Fenders. They and the soul music I was playing gave me "the sound" that has stuck with me to this day.
     
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  9. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    NorCal
    Yes, George, I am truly sorry it didn't work out.
     
  10. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    Nothing for you to be sorry for, kind sir. You've proven yourself to be one fine gentleman throughout the entire story and I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness.

    Both of us are old enough to know that the things we want to happen are not always the ones that end up happening.

    Stay well, and rock on.
     
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  11. Well, my post disappeared somewhere in the ether so here goes again. I learned my lesson a while ago I won't sell any more basses even if they're door stops:laugh:. The last long termer I sold was a 68 CAR P bass with a 66 Jazz neck on that I sold more than 20 years ago which I had had for almost twenty years, I still miss it here and there. I have a 1966 EB-2C at home which is mostly relaxing too but I pull it out and play along with the oldies and I'm Chas Chandler for a little while:laugh:. It really plays nice though, has La Bella Deep Talkin' flats and feels very solid and doesn't feel like a SS bass.
     
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  12. EatS1stBassist

    EatS1stBassist

    Apr 15, 2016
    So cal
    2392B3C8-F7EC-4677-9B79-A06733A0EB36.
     
  13. Giffro

    Giffro

    Apr 29, 2017
    South Australia
    Yeah I got 8 basses and there is only one of me with a left and right hand and can only play one at a time..naturally you tend to choose ya favs all the time and some keep sitting in the corner so I do understand SR...but it still has haunted me over the years...sold a lovely Gib EB 3 and a couple Rics and a beaut Fender Precision in the 70's...been kicking myself ever since lol..live and learn in my case...and I never learn lol
     
  14. walking Bass

    walking Bass Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Northern California
    Still have my EB-2 from '64 and while it doesn't get a lot of play, I could never part with it. Too many good memories attached.
     
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  15. Jscriv

    Jscriv

    Feb 3, 2017
    Tonawanda NY
    Although not vintage today I let my 4003 go. Not much playing time and we never connected. IMG_20190526_152031152.
     
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  16. SoulReflection

    SoulReflection Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2017
    NorCal
    Well, I (sort of) regret selling my '68 Telecaster bass back in '71 and not buying a '65 Fender Jazz back in 2004 for $1,500. I say "sort of" because today, at age 70, I find short scale Fender/Squiers to be more comfortable, although that '65 Jazz would have been a good investment ;).
     
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  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    When I see that beautiful bass I immediately think Stray Cats
     
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  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I regret trading my ‘68 paisley Telecaster in ‘85. Wasn’t playing it.

    Most other nice instruments I’ve traded or sold, not so much.
     
  19. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    This confuses me. When I saw the Stray Cats, he played an upright.
     
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  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    You are correct I was thinking more of Rockabilly Music
     

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