Ronnie James Dio Gibson EB-0 bass

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by starjag, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    First time seeing these pictures. Dio could sing, no question about that. But there's really not much info about his bass playing. I guess he cared enough that he substantially modded his bass. Any ideas what the mods were/are? Are they some sort of jazz pickups? What about the toggles?

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  2. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    That's an early (1956) EB-0, this is an EB, which name changed to EB-1 when it was later reissued because of Felix Pappalardi.:

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  3. starjag

    starjag Supporting Member

    EB-0! Thank you. Just edited the thread title.

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  4. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

    I would imagine people just naturally think the EB-0 was the first because of the zero but the EB was the first, most people call all of them EB-1's but they didn't get that name until the reissue and by then the EB-0 was already out so they had to name it the EB-1. The EB-2 is basically an ES-335 bass and the EB-3 is an EB-0 with two pickups.

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