I'm needin' some EB0 bass info

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    Here's the deal. A sargeant in my squad is looking for a '68 EB0 bass. He got ripped off on ebay from a seller supposedly selling one. He says he wants that specific year but wants to only spend $1200.00USD. He's a few years behind the curve because '68's go for much more than that.

    I told you that to ask you this... are there many if any changes to the EB0 between, say '65 and '74? I know this is right in Tom's area of expertise but maybe there are some other SG bass buffs out there.

    I know some have the slotted peghead and some not but as far as neck shape, etc that would actually make a difference to a gigging bassist is the info I need.
     
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    that's a great looking EB-0 Voxy. it almost makes you think it was restored. I still prefer EB-3s though.
     
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    As usual, I am learning and the more I learn the more I find I don't...... I wasn't aware that the EBO had the slotted head. Mine has the "standard head" and I think now seeing both, my preference is towards the standard. But that's just me. Not playing a lot of bass and not having a lot to compare to, I don't know about the neck shapes and how they've changed. Maybe some pix will help?

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    My understanding is that this is either a 65 or 67... and yes I have noticed the piece (whatever it's called...) normally located on the pick guard was relocated to above the strings. I assume it was possibly for a thumb rest???
     
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    I found a '72 EB3 on Gbase that the SGT is in love with. Don't know if he dropped the hammer yet. We might get a new member at ESG out of the deal anyhoo. :)
     
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    [quote author=Six String link=topic=17111.msg213962#msg213962 date=1214069308]
    My understanding is that this is either a 65 or 67... and yes I have noticed the piece (whatever it's called...) normally located on the pick guard was relocated to above the strings. I assume it was possibly for a thumb rest???
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    When located on the guard it'd be a tug bar, to anchor your fingers on when playing with you thumb.
     
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    we got one layin around here, EB3 1966 I think hand rest missing, thin neck profile , about same as my 64 es 335 or a little larger than my 60 les paul , real nice playing guitars

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    Sarge bought a road warrior '71 EB3 for a fair price on Gbase.
     

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