Set Neck 60's EB-3 short scale.

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    Ever seen a bass you just had to have? When I saw this one it was no question. I bought an early Gibson EB-0 a while back but it didn't work out and sent it back because the action was really aweful.
    But a Limited Edition 60's with set neck and short scale....Oh yeah
    I really like early Cream and Jack Bruce so it was bound to happen.
    I know there are those who think the short scale bass is short of a Bass but it has its' own voice. Hec I would have bought this just to hang on the wall.
    Crazy maybe but I had to have it.
    It's coming from Japan so it will be a few weeks but I'll post some better pics.
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    Oh man that IS GORGEOUS white !!!! Damn it Man. I never even knew WHITE was a color option it would have SOOOO matched my White SG, damn it....
    Congratulations well friggin done!

    Anyway, YEs I have seen a guitar I just HAD TO HAVE
    My new EB3 Long Scale ;)
    I am amazed at the build qulaity of this instrument. I LOVE playing it, but in the same token hate to touch it, to get it dirty, to possibly damage something, the finish the solidness the tone..It should be in a museum.
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    O.K. really, we need a new heading for SG basses, PLEASE, somebody......
     
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    Love an SG in cherry. That is really sweet. I only found these short scale in black or white from Japan. They may have been available in cherry at some point but I haven't seen one in the short scale.
     
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    I'm really interested to hear it through this modified Bassman combo I built. My sons bassist uses it with her EB-O. She gets a great sound from it. The addition of the extra pickup and tones from the EB-3 should be pretty nice.
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    Where'd you find that? fleaBay? That is bada$$! :applause:
     
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    And the Horned Devil Bass bug BITES another!!!!! Get one Hammer, you won't regret it.

    These things are awesome. .....As a matter of fact, I am holding mine right now......play a riff, type a bit ,,,play a riff type a bit.....lol
     
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    super jealous!
     
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    ...My name is insatiable and yes I am an SGoholic...
    I admit I check ebay all the time for interesting SG flavors.
    Yes I found it on Ebay. There's a really slick Jack Bruce Cherry EB-3 I just noticed up on the 'Bay. It's a short scale and in lushish cherry.
    You got to keep yours eyes open and be ready to pounce. But I'm still happy getting the white one though.
    Epiphone EB3 Jack Bruce 711106265483 | eBay

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    I din't know there WAS a Jack Bruce model.....very cool. There ya go Hammer. ;)
     
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    EB 3 in action

    Check out this clip at 25:39. Nice EB-3 footage.
    This clip is actually a doc about Ginger Baker but there is some cool footage of Cream in there. The Doc is crazy but a worth a look if you were into Cream or interested
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9LrLUyIW3c
     
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    Hammer wants white. Hammer will be keeping his eyeballs open. :naughty:
     
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    As soon as a saw the white, short scale, EB-3 I bought it. It looks so sweet in white. Plus I've never seen a EB-3 in white even in a Long scale.
    I will definitely post some pics when it arrives. Probably be a while. It's coming from Japan. The wait begins.............
     
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    You might be surprised. I buy parts from China that sometimes take only a week....others 3...or more. Depends on the method of shipment.
    Yes I thought Cherry and black where IT for EB finishes. WELL friggin Done Sir!!
    I am "lobbying" for an SG Bass section.......fingers crossed. lol
     
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    I guess the Norlin section was just a fart in the wind..:(
     
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    I do actually own two of these. In white and in cherry. The white one is one of my main players. These basses want some minor improvements to the pickups and then be played!

    BTW: the latest run from about (2010? - ) 2011 was made in China. Build quality is good, especially for the price.
     
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    Great that you chimed in Bea.."These basses want some minor improvements to the pickups and then be played!" What improvements are you speaking of? Is it an adjustment or actually changing those pickups. Thanks for any info.
     
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    Do i ask too much if i suggest digging a bit deeper into the history of this forum?

    The most simple mod is turning the bridge pickup - pole screws away from the bridge gives it a slightly fuller tone. The next mod is replacing the pole screws of the sidewinder by a steel bar, some 6x6 mm or 6x7 mm or 1/4" squared. This will give the sidewinder these fuller, deeper lows it actually lacks, and in some cases more highs! All the rest is described in detail in various contributions here and in other places like talkbass or bassic.ch.

    Also nice is replacing the Epi sidewinder by the ARTEC, which itself is modded with the steel bar. This will really give the bass the voicing of an old EB-3 (despite some slightly inferior attack).
     
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    Please be aware that this Mudbucker sounds way less full than the Gibson (ceramic magnets instead of Alnicos, therefore the compensation with the steel bar is necessary), that the magnets are not in correct polarity (one side needs to be reversed) and that it is made for the somewhat wider 7ender string spacing - again solved by my steel bar... I actually used the cap from Epiphone and closed the holes with a layer of black paper.

    Another trick: wiring the coils in parallel reduce the output and gives it reasonable balance to the mini.

    BTW: the Minihumbucker of the Epis is really fine - it plays in the same league as the Gibson EB-Minihumbucker, and it is splittable.
     

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