Is that a Gibson viola Bruce is using?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by byrdsfan, May 3, 2005.

  1. byrdsfan


    Feb 9, 2004
    Ive only seen one shot of the Cream reunion but it looks like Jack Bruce has fired up a Gibson viola bass instead of the fancy axes he's been wielding. That's pretty cool. Too bad the other guy is sticking with the Fender.
  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I think that is an original Gibson EBO he is using.
  3. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
  4. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Jack was using the warwick "jack bruce LTD cream reunion bass" or at last thats how the store that sells it calls it.
  5. The violin shaped Gibson bass Bruce is using is an EB-1. The EB-0 is SG shaped.
  6. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The EB-1 was called just EB in the 50s (there was no EB-0, EB-2, EB-3 or EB-4 yet) and not officially called the EB-1 until it was reissued in 1969.

    Jack's is a 50s model that used to belong to Felix Pappalardi (RIP).

    Early EB-0s used the slab double cutaway Les Paul body shape. It was changed to the SG body shape when the SG guitar was introduced (1961?).
  7. According to the pic, he had both the EB and the Wal-wick...
  8. aquateen


    Apr 14, 2005
    IIRC, it was originally the EB but Gibson started calling it the EB-1 after the EB-2 came out in the late 50's.
  9. Actually it was discontinued in 1958, slightly before or immediately after the introduction of the slab body EB-0.

    So that's actually Felix's bass? I'd heard that Felix was the reason the bass was reissued in 69-70.

    Notice in the picture, the tuners have been changed.
  10. Definitely a Gibson...
  11. TMWPB


    Mar 1, 2004
    Portland, Oregon

    In Bongolation's picture you can see the Warwick Reunion bass on the stand in the back ground.