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NBD 68 Gibson Melody Maker

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PlanZero, Mar 8, 2018.


  1. PlanZero

    PlanZero

    Jan 24, 2018
    After restomodding my 71 EB-0 I got the vintage itch. Found this all original 68 melody maker at a local shop where I bought an Epiphone EB-0 in 98. Meant to be. Overall in good condition sounds awesome.
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  2. ajkula66

    ajkula66

    Sep 23, 2016
    NEPA
    Congrats on your "new" Gibby. May it serve you well.

    Now that you've got two SG-themed basses, I'm fairly certain that you'll enjoy finding subtle - and sometimes not-so-subtle - differences between them.

    Play them in good health and enjoy!
     
  3. Bass V

    Bass V

    Dec 11, 2008
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    wow!. just wow with a !
     
  4. PlanZero

    PlanZero

    Jan 24, 2018
    I polished up the hand rest and put a proper blank TRC on:
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    I ordered some rotosound 77s, on my EB-0 I have labella tapes. The difference in pickups is profound, the mudbucker is loud and awesome. Action is lower too. Necks feel almost identical.
     
  5. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    You sir have a nice pair. :thumbsup:
     
  6. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    nice!!!!
     
  7. Yay!!!
     
  8. HeyPauly

    HeyPauly

    Feb 25, 2018
    Very nice
     
  9. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    What's the difference between a Melody Maker and an EB-0 from the same time period?
     
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  10. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ?

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    Congrats

    I had no idea such a beast existed.
     
  11. klejst

    klejst

    Oct 5, 2010
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I don't normally praise Gibson but I like some of their older basses, I like the green color too.
     
  12. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    I used to play with a guitar player who had a melody maker in approximately that color. Nice looking axes
     
  13. PlanZero

    PlanZero

    Jan 24, 2018
    Why thank you. I was kind of keeping an eye out for a vintage tbird when I stumbled upon this instead on CL. I didn't plan on having another SG style bass but I'm not complaining! Buying vintage instead of newer helps me justify my purchases. Plus I love old stuff. Actually it's an SG trio:
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  14. filwitheneff

    filwitheneff

    Feb 22, 2008
    SEMO
    Very cool! I've never seen one of those in that color. Looks great!
     
  15. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Montreal
    Very nice...

    I really like the pickguard shape.
     
  16. For a budget model version of the EB-0, (cheaper tuners, pickguard mounted electronics, unpainted neck) that's a nice custom color to have. It's a Pelham blue that has aged green due to the nitro clear coat turning yellow. Congrats to the OP.
     
  17. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    Scotland.
    Cool bass in a cool colour!
     
  18. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I have never seen that color of green on Gibson before. It's a beautiful color.
     
  19. dan1952

    dan1952 Commercial User

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anderson IN
    Artist Endorsement with Supro Huntington Basses / Owner, Dan's Music, Inc..
    I think the Melody Maker body is made out of some kind of sawdust and glue compound, rather than a piece of wood (mahogany) like an EB-0.
     
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  20. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Cool! Glad you got it. Now you have time to work on your photography skills... ;)
     
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