Jules responded to my post at another forum, and I followed the link to here -- which is a placed I've lurked but never posted.This seemed to be a good place to make a first post (even if it is cross-posted..that's OK).Sometimes when you wind the wrapped part of the string around the tuner post the wind will fracture and ruin the string.(Particularly on the E string) A lot of times one will get away with it, but I've lost the gamble a few times over the years. They only come in long scale but I haven't had any problems with separations of the windings.
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If its an EB-2D, you will notice a big difference with roundwounds. Rounds will give you something different from flats, true, but most EB2 players get the EB2 because they crave that dubby EB sound.
That is one good feature of the Labellas- they don't have silk windings to interfere with the Gibson two-point bridge. Ideally you don't want this to rest on the saddle for intonation and consistency of action, sometimes you don't have a lot of choice, though.
Actually, this would likely be the same length on a long or short scale set.
The hardware, pickup, knobs, and pickguard all look period-appropriate.
The headstock has some light wear especially at the top.It has a serial number of 600479, putting it somewhere between ’68 and ’69.The cherry finish on the top of the body is in fantastic shape with only light wear and checking.I did put a bit of solder on the EB2 E string after I strung it up to ensure it wouldn't unravel.
The Gibson EB2 bass on display at the 1958 NAMM show, Chicago - picture from the Sept/Oct 1958 issue of Gibson Gazette. This, however, does not confirm a printing date of 1965 as i shipping statistics often lump model variations together, especially when produced in small numbers - there may have been some.… continue reading »
For all dates, you will need to look at the construction technique and components used to get a more precise date of manufacture. Gibson Solid Body Serial Numbers Gibson Serial numbers are located on the back of the headstock Years 1953-1961 Use the first number of the 5 or 6 digit serial number. For example 55395.… continue reading »
Results 1 - 48 of 65. 1966 Gibson EB2 bass guitar serial #80 3981 w/ orginal hardshell case, excellent condition. $2,200.00. The bridge, logo, and neck heel type date it to around 1965, though. $1,599.99. According to the Gibson Dating System, this bass was produced in 1967 at the Kalamazoo Plant USA. However.… continue reading »
Similar to the ES-335, the Gibson EB-2 was a semi-hollow bass with that classic Gibson shape. Compare prices and shop for Gibson EB-2 Bass Guitars on.… continue reading »
Jul 16, 2007. This Article is designed to assist in dating and/or identifying instruments manufactured or distributed by Gibson Guitar Corp. Please note that most of this information relates to serial numbers used from 1975 to present. For more details on Gibson Serialization prior to 1975 and historical product specs, use.… continue reading »
What a serial number can and can't tell you about your Gibson. Ellen Mallernee. Like a fingerprint or a social security number, the series of digits inked or impressed on the back of a Gibson headstock can go a long way toward identifying a guitar. But, with more than 75 years of shipping records in the Gibson.… continue reading »