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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


US ebay listings

Gibson EB2 Bass Guitar 1967

Current price: $2200.00
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1960 - 1963 Gibson EB Bass Case

Current price: $49.95

Time left: 6d 14h 48m
Vintage 1960's Gibson EB Bass Bridge Cover w/ Screws! EB-1, EB-0, EB-3, EB-2!

Current price: $209.99
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Vintage 1960's Gibson EB-2D Bass Pickguard w/ Original Screws!

Current price: $319.99
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Vintage 1960's Gibson EB Bass Mute w/ Original Screws! EB-1, EB-0, EB-3, EB-4.

Current price: $169.99
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NEW CASE FITS GIBSON EB2; EPIPHONE RIVOLI, Triumph II / Zenith BASS GUITAR

Current price: $79.99
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Time left: 6d 5h 13m
Vintage 1970s Gibson EB3 Bass Guitar

Current price: $2199.00
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2010 Epiphone Gibson EB3 custom limited electric bass short scale White

Current price: $545.00
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Vintage Gibson EB-0 Bass SG Mahogany Guitar Made in USA-1969

Current price: $500.00
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Gibson 4 / 5 String EB4 EB5 ? BASS ? Guitar Hard Shell EB 4 EB 5 Case World Ship

Current price: $189.99
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Time left: 28d 6h 30m
GIBSON / Explorer 120 EB Guitar With Hard Case δ

Current price: $2197.00
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Time left: 28d 1h 49m
GIBSON / 2014 Les Paul Classic EB Guitar With Hard Case δ

Current price: $2080.00
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UK ebay listings

Rare! 1962 Gibson EB-O Bass Cherry w/OSSC Single Piece Mahogany Body And Neck

Current price: £1873.89
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Time left: 14d 14h 25m
Vintage 1965 Gibson EB-3 Electric Bass Guitar Cherry Red Plays & Sounds Great

Current price: £1471.62
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Time left: 15d 10h 3m
Gibson EB-0 Bass, Pre Owned, 1973, Cherry, Inc. Original Soft Case

Current price: £1399.00
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Time left: 21d 2h 25m
1969 GIBSON EB0 - CHERRY - ANDY BAXTER BASS

Current price: £1395.00
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Time left: 14d 21h 51m
1967 Gibson EB-2 SPARKLING BURGUNDY! 100% Original Vintage! RARE COLOR! 0 1 3 d

Current price: £1337.53
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Time left: 6d 8h 10m
1970 Gibson EB-3L Long 34.5" scale Walnut 2 Humbucker pickups OHSC Vintage

Current price: £1304.01
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Time left: 10d 9h 20m
Rare! 1966 Gibson EB-O Bass Cherry w/OHSC Single Piece Mahogany Body And Neck

Current price: £1290.60
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Time left: 13d 13h 45m
Vintage 1967 Gibson EB-2 Bass Guitar

Current price: £1273.84
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Time left: 11d 9h 3m
1973 GIBSON EB3L - WALNUT - ANDY BAXTER BASS

Current price: £1100.00
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Time left: 12h 9m
MOJO VINTAGE! 1966 Gibson EB-O Bass Single Piece Mahogany Body And Neck

Current price: £1002.31
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Time left: 16d 8h 55m
1972 GIBSON EB 4L BASS -- made in USA - LONG SCALE

Current price: £990.00
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Time left: 13d 3h 14m
1970 RARE GIBSON SLOT HEAD EB-0 CHERRY EXC WITH ORIG.GIBSON PURPLE LINED HSC!

Current price: £935.27
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Time left: 14d 2h 17m
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German ebay listings

Vintage Gibson EB-3 EB 3 Bass

Current price: €1699.00
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Time left: 2h 44m
1973 Gibson EB-4L Bass - Cherry incl. orig. Gibson case

Current price: €1685.00
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Time left: 28d 57m
1972 GIBSON EB 4L BASS - made in USA - LONG SCALE

Current price: €1299.00
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Time left: 21d 2h 43m
Gibson SG Tribute 70's EB E-Gitarre | Neu

Current price: €699.00
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Time left: 11d 11h 18m
Gibson SG Tribute 70's EB E-Gitarre | Neu

Current price: €699.00
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Time left: 21d 3h 24m
1964 GIBSON EB 2 SEMI BASS CASE - made in USA

Current price: €550.00
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Time left: 19d 2h 29m
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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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