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NBD: 1969 Gibson EB0 / First post

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nihilist Entomb, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013

    Got this yesterday. All original including the case. Wasn't expecting much, was surprised at the playability, tone and price to say the least. It's pretty clean for how old it is. The checking through the nitro finish is beautiful, too.

    Short scale and, nicely contoured and light as a feather. I dig it.

  2. Winfred


    Oct 21, 2011
    Love it. My father had one of those, many many years ago. It was a 60's too. He got it in the early 70s. Brings back nice memories. Thanks. :)
  3. Looks really nice - many congrats! What kind of amp/cab are you thinking of getting?

    Welcome to TB ..... now you're going to learn getting GAS really means!
  4. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    That's one great looking bass!

    Congrats there, man.
  5. lolmont


    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    I love it, not a short scale fan but for a SG bass I'd roll with it.
  6. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013
    Ampeg V4B is the head I'd like to eventually get. Until then I'm happy to play through whatever so long as I'm jammin'! :)
  7. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013
    I'm a small framed guy. Short scale is great for me. :)
  8. PDGood


    Sep 19, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    That's in amazing condition. Beautiful.
  9. lolmont


    Jan 2, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Glad you found something you can enjoy. How does it sound?
  10. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013
    It just sounds like classic Geezer Butler. It's "bouncy" and has such a unique round tone.
  11. Fly Guitars

    Fly Guitars

    Dec 29, 2008
    Yeah very nice, and like you say great condition. Will sound great through the Ampeg. I play my EB basses through an old B15 at home... great combination.

    Is it strung with flats?
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Great bass, worth keeping original and enjoying for what it is. There's no sound like that of a 60's EB-series with the mudbucker. I enjoy mine - I don't use it all night, but for certain numbers where it's without peer.
  13. Bob C

    Bob C

    Mar 26, 2000
    Duluth, MN
    That's VERY clean and the case looks like brand new! I cut my teeth on a very similar one for years, which I eventually sold for a song (I posted about it a few weeks back in a thread titled something about "lost loves".)

    Mine was an EB-0L with slotted headstock, probably a '69 or '70.

    Congrats on a great purchase.
  14. That Sustain

    That Sustain Inactive

    Jan 14, 2013
    That's an inspiring bass. I got to play one of those through an old blue Kustom 200 amp and cab once. Oh boy.
  15. subbasshz


    Aug 11, 2012
    phoenix az
    Im addicted to punishing volume.
    HNNNNNNNNNNNNNG looks friggan sweet man. nice score.
  16. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Cool bass! Congrats man! Welcome to TB.
  17. Absolutely gorgeous! Every time I see one of these being posted, I want one almost instantly. Care to provide any soundclips of it in action? :) Welcome to TB!!
  18. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013
    Round-wounds :)
  19. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013
    I definitely dig it's sound straight up for what it is. I prefer unique bass tones!
  20. Nihilist Entomb

    Nihilist Entomb

    Jan 13, 2013
    There was one of those hanging next to it for the same price. I was considering it, too. ;)
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