The Gibson Eb Bass Review has deep roots in rock’n’roll, with its SG-derived body and chunky pickups rumbling out the low end for countless rockers from the ’60s to today. Now Gibson USA blends its knack for innovation with Gibson tradition in an ingenious reinvention of the format to bring you the new EB Bass, one of the most powerful and versatile four strings available today. The new EB Bass marries a brand new and extremely comfortable body shape to a glued-in, full-scale neck and two awesome sounding new humbucking bass pickups for unprecedented power and fidelity. Whether you play in-the-pocket funk, warm and sultry jazz, or raging rock, the Gibson Eb Bass Review is primed to take it on. It looks great in the process, too, in your choice of four gorgeous grain-textured nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, in Natural Satin, Satin Ebony, Satin Cream, and Satin Fireburst, each offset by a stylishly swept-back red tortoise pickguard.
Gibson Eb Bass Review from jack bruce basses USA lies in a solid ash body and 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 to the brew, and feels superbly playable with its rounded profile that measures .800″ at the 1st fret and .900″ at the 12th. Its unbound genuine rosewood fingerboard follows the full 34″ scale length, and carries 20 medium jumbo frets, all easily reached by the playing hand thanks to the Gibson Eb Bass Review’s new 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 pickups of Gibson Eb Bass Review also feature a coil tap – by pulling the volume control for the associated pickup away from the body, you kick it into single-coil mode. Gibson refers to this as a “frequency compensated coil tap”, and it really does sound great – there’s not a huge volume drop when you go to single coil mode, which is very nice. The timbres are definitely brighter and more focused in single coil mode. All Gibson basses are muddy? Not this one, so let’s put that myth to rest too. Noise is very low when running either pickup alone in single coil mode, and when running them together, they’re hum canceling, even when coil tapped.