The Gibson EB Bass Electric Bass Guitar is something totally new and unique from Gibson. Its powerful humbuckers with coil tapping, solid Ash body, and totally new design, the EB bass is one of the most versatile and powerful available today! The glued-in, full-scale neck and two awesome sounding new humbucking bass pickups provide unprecedented power and fidelity.
Whether you play in-the-pocket funk, warm and sultry jazz, or raging rock, the EB Bass from Gibson USA is primed to take it on. It looks great in the process, too, in your choice of gorgeous grain-textured nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, each offset by a stylishly swept-back red tortoise pickguard.
Gibson EB Bass Electric Bass Guitar Features
- Solid Ash body in four grain-textured nitrocellulose finishes
- 34 inch scale length Maple neck with rounded profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
- Jim DeCola designed coil-tapped humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Highly engineered Babicz bass bridge
- Grover bass tuners with 20:1 ratio
The body of the Gibson EB Bass is crafted from solid ash that is expertly matched with a glued-in maple neck. Ash has long been respected for its open, resonant tone, and lends itself perfectly to a rich, versatile-voiced bass. A glued-in solid Grade-A maple neck adds punch and clarity, and feels superbly playable with its rounded, comfortable profile.
An unbound genuine rosewood fingerboard follows the full 34 inch scale length, and carries 20 medium jumbo frets, all easily reached by the playing hand thanks to the EB Bass's unique offset double-cutaway styling. Up at the other end, a traditional Gibson headstock and high-quality Grover tuners stick with tradition, while a precision PLEK cut Corian nut optimizes sustain and intonation.
The EB Bass blends plenty of power, fidelity, and versatility comes courtesy of an incredible pair of humbuckers that give bassists the best of both worlds in cool bass tone. These incredible pickups blend genuine Alnico V rod magnets with proprietary winding methods and other materials for a more focused tonality, taking you from thundering humbucker rumble to gutsy robust single coil tones on demand.
Pop up either pickup's volume control to access a frequency tuned coil tap for a fatter, low noise single coil tone and better output balance, with hum canceling when both pickups are combined. Blended as desired via independent volume controls and a master tone control, the pickups are wound for warmth and clarity in the neck position, and a hotter, punchier tone in the bridge position for maximum rumble—or blend infinitely at will to create your own sonic brew.
A great, highly engineered Babicz full contact bass bridge feeds these incredible pickups with the optimum clarity and sustain, while being easily adjustable for perfect intonation, completing the Gibson EB Bass that looks and feels entirely classic, yet offers a versatile contemporary performance that every modern bassist will appreciate.