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What is this Gibson bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mdr0124, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. mdr0124


    Apr 14, 2014
    Hi, so someone posted a Gibson bass that they claim is from the 60s on my local cragislist site.



    Those are the only two images provided.

    It LOOKS like the Gibson EB4L with the humbucker farther back from the fretboard, but all photos I've seen of EB4Ls have the Stratocaster-esque tone switch, which the CL bass does not.


    Can anyone provide any information? It'd be appreciated!
    I've emailed the poster asking for a serial #.

  2. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
  3. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    That's not a 60's bass. Looks to me like just a 70s EB-0. 70's standard EB-0s had the pickup moved back as well. As you correctly mentioned, if it were an EB-4 it would have the switch. EB-4s had a somewhat different pickup as well.
  4. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Also, I'm pretty sure that's not the original pickup. Looks like a DiMarzio model one.