SOLD IT'S BACK:1968 Gibson EBO with Darkstars KILLER!! F/S ONLY

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by kotzman, Jan 7, 2009.

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  1. kotzman


    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    This bass has appeared before here TB and it is certainly everything that has been reported about it. The ONLY reason that I want to let it go is that I am just not adapting to the shorter scale very well. I guess that between the 41" scale of my uprights and the 34"&35" scale of my bass guitars that I just cant make the switch to a shorter scale very effectively. This bass has FANTASTIC tone though, really better than the other Darkstar basses that I have owned, (Lecompt & Fender). The variety of tones that one can bring from this thing is also fairly astonishing. It also really defies its' size with the monstrous tones that come forth.

    Following description from Phishaholik's original post:

    This is a 1968 Gibson EBO with Darkstars. The bass has been refinished in clear nitrocellulose with a custom pickguard, cavity cover, and headstock overlay all made out of ebony with beautiful grain. The refinish is very, very nice. This bass literally glows in direct sunlight. The ebony highlights really make the bass one of a kind. The bass has been modified with two Darkstar pickups. These pickups run $400 by themselves. There are no worries about a muddy tone with these pickups. The tone if very full and rich and low end is just huge. The bass also has excellent clarity. Darkstars are very dynamic.

    Bass weighs 7lbs.

    $1300 shipped to lower 48, paypal e-check preferred.

    Photos from a previous owner, but the bass is still in the exact condition as pictured. Comes with an Epiphone hard case.


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  2. kotzman


    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    more pix...

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  3. Man, not again!!! I want this bass back something fierce and I don't have the money. You sure you won't take any trades?

  4. Bring it by the store if you have a chance.
  5. kotzman


    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    and more...

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  6. kotzman


    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    And where might that be?
  7. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt

    Jan 22, 2006
    What a class rebuild. Hell, that is a re birth.:cool: I'm cash poor but bass rich, too bad.
  8. FL Knifemaker

    FL Knifemaker Guest

    Apr 9, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    I love that bass. I have a T-45 with a DS. I can only imagine what 2 of them sound like!! :bassist:

    I'll trade you my T-45 for it??? :p
  9. kotzman


    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    Yeah, the tone on the thing is just outta sight. Thanks for the trade offer, but I am on a bass diet for the new year...

  10. the nasty rumor

    the nasty rumor

    Nov 9, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Bass/Mesa Boogie
    I've got a JO-5 in Oly White, matching headstock...

    Or one of my two ES-125s if you play guitar.

    A 52, and a 49.

    And if a moderator wants to pull this post, that's o.k., i'm going to do supporting membership after the end of the month, when the paycheck comes.

    But man i want this bass, and i don't have a problem with shortscale, my main bass has become my 66 hofner.
  11. kotzman


    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    Cash is king but the ES-125 is tempting...
  12. Man, if that bass is really better than my beloved Lecompte which you used to have, then by thunder, you should be keeping it and get used to the shorter scale.
    Really nice bass you got there, kotzman.
  13. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Ach.... People are just killing me with the beautiful basses up for sale lately... And me as broke as everyone else...
  14. EduardoK


    Jun 28, 2004
    Kotzman, you're driving me nuts with this bass man :bawl:
  15. We should just have about 130 of us pitch in ten bucks and mail this thing straight to Mike Watt. I'm sure he could afford by now to replace his litle bass... but it would be nice of us, and we all know how he likes to jam econo.
  16. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon

    May 13, 2005
    I love this bass too. It's sort of an historical piece in Dark Star lore as it hearkens back to the early days when I was just starting out and people were inspired to do wonderful projects like this.
    However! I believe those photos don't reflect the newer addition of the DS-2 model Dark Star replacement I did recently when I had the bass here in my shop. The bridge pickup's pole pieces line up much better with the strings now.

  17. Fly Guitars

    Fly Guitars Guest

    Dec 29, 2008
    That looks really beautiful...

    I also don't have the money for this right now (sorry to hijack the thread), but I have a few EB bass projects on the go, and maybe i've just been inspired...

    so, soundwise, I suppose none of the previous owners have tested this, but i'll ask just in case....

    How does this compare sonically to an early seventies Guild JS2 with the original Hagstrom bisonics?
  18. Spiritfield


    Mar 2, 2004
    Man, I wanted this thing BAD last time it was up but it wasn't to be.. timing is everything I guess, and now I'm broke :(
  19. Dirk McQuickley

    Dirk McQuickley

    Oct 13, 2008
    PM Sent.

    Dirk McQuickley
  20. mr.redpants

    mr.redpants Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    oh man that is pretty
    rebirth is right - a phoenix from the ashes
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