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Gibson EB3 Bass

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1969 Gibson EB3 Bass Guitar

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Cream - from left to right, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton
Cream - from left to right, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, and Eric Clapton

The EB-3 is a real classic sixties bass. From it's introduction at the Summer NAMM show of 1961, until the very last few instruments shipped in 1979. Jack Bruce, the bass player with Cream is famous for his EB3 bass playing in the mid to late 1960s, and it was also used by his friend Felix Papilardi of Mountain, Chris White of the Zombies, Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Andy Fraser of Free. Peak production years were 1969-1971, with around 2000 guitars shipped in each of those years. It really was a flagship model throughout the 18 years of its production.

The sixties basses were solid mahogany with one piece necks. This design evolved, going to a three piece neck with split headstock and finally a three piece maple neck, but still with a one piece mahogany body. This was the big-brother to the single pickup EB0; the extra bridge pickup on the EB3 granted greater tonal possibilities, and consequently this bass found favour with many late sixties and early seventies musicians.

Like most vintage Gibson basses, the sound is characterised by the deep mellow tones of set mahogany necks, short scale (30½ inch) and the very heavily-wound Gibson EB neck humbucker. More about the Gibson EB bass pickup and Gibson bass pickups in general.

Sound Clips

Thanks to Fly Guitars.com for the following clips. Files are approximately 150kb, and each clip features the introductory 4 bars of rescue me (Fontella Bass) played on the EB3, and recorded directly into a computer sound card. My favourite is the last; listen to that rumble!

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Gibson EB3 basses for sale


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Gibson 2013 EB 5 String Bass Guitar

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EPIPHONE GIBSON DOT EB HOLLOW BODY BLACK ELECTRIC GUITAR

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Vintage 1958-1960 Gibson EB-2 Banjo Tune Brown Bass Guitar HardShell Case Rare

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Vintage 1962 Gibson EBO Electric Bass Guitar

Current price: $1500.00
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BASS GUITAR, EPIPHONE EB-0, by Gibson, Short Scale

Current price: $99.00
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Gibson EB-0 Used Made in 1966 Worldwide Shipping!!!

Current price: $2287.00
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1968 Gibson EB-0 Red Vintage USED w/Gigbag

Current price: $2285.00
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Gibson EB-0L Used Made in 70s Worldwide Shipping!!!

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Gibson EB-2 Used Made in 1966 Worldwide Shipping!!!

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Gibson 1967 EBO Bass Guitar

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1967 Gibson EB-3 Bass (no hardware)

Current price: $250.00
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Chrome Alnico 5 Sidewinder Style Neck Pickup for Gibson EB Bass® etc PU-EBA-C

Current price: $39.95
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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1958-1960 Gibson EB-2 Banjo Tune Brown Bass Guitar HardShell Case Rare

Current price: £385.26
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1967 Gibson EB 2

Current price: £1400.00
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1971 GIBSON USA EB3 EB2 BASS GUITAR 6.9k PICKUP RARE OLD VINTAGE ORIGINAL PARTS

Current price: £163.74
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GIBSON 2013 SG FUTURE TRIBUTE ELECTRIC GUITAR {Free Ship/Free Gibson Tour Bag!}

Current price: £574.69
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Vintage Circa 1960's Gibson EB-0 EB-2 Electric Bass Pickup Gold w/0 Cover

Current price: £191.99
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Gibson USA SG EBO EB3 Factory BASS Guitar Hard Shell Case Also Fits Epiphone Etc

Current price: £256.84
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1972 GIBSON EB 4L BASS -- made in USA - LONG SCALE

Current price: £990.00
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NEW CASE FITS GIBSON EB2; EPIPHONE RIVOLI, Triumph II / Zenith BASS GUITAR

Current price: £51.36
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1971 GIBSON EB-3 CHERRY EXC WITH ORIG GIBSON PURPLE LIONED HSC!

Current price: £1088.39
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Old Vintage Gibson USA EB EB3 EB0 Bass Mudbucker Pickup Works Great Free Ship

Current price: £77.05
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Old Gibson EB-O Bass Guitar with hard case and tuner

Current price: £260.00
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1968/69 Gibson EB-0 EB-3 neck Pickup w/cover and orig foam 30.7k **Worldwide**

Current price: £192.60
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There are 2 comments on this article so far. Add your comment
jobo Comment left 27th September 2012 07:07:25
so what is the best rig for an EB3? Marshall valve head and 4x12? ampeg fridge 8x10? what else works? cheers joe
crispyduckpancakes Comment left 11th May 2013 07:07:48
Which is the better (read most versatile) EB bass, is it the long scale EB 3 or the EB 4. And how much should one expect to pay. There seems to be a huge amount of variation in sale prices. TIA

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