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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

Chrome Alnico 5 Sidewinder Style Neck Pickup for Gibson EB Bass® etc PU-EBA-C

Current price: $39.95
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Time left: 25d 16h 52m
2014 GIBSON EB-5 with Case

Current price: $625.00
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Time left: 14h 10m
GIBSON® EB® BASS - BLACK PICKGUARD

Current price: $39.95
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Time left: 16d 9h 13m
1973 Gibson EB-0 Bass

Current price: $411.11
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Time left: 15h 25m
New Chrome Gibson Bass Bridge Saddles Epiphone EB-0 EB-3 EBO EB0

Current price: $20.48
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Time left: 16d 7h 38m
GIBSON EB BASS, 2013 MODEL, FINISH BLEM, CREAM, MINT/UNPLAYED, OHSC, FREE SHIP

Current price: $950.00
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Time left: 7d 3h 35m
Gibson Epiphone Acoustic PR-200 EB with Case

Current price: $50.00

Time left: 2d 4h 40m
Gibson SG Special Satin 4-String Electric Bass Guitar; Fireburst with OHSC; EB

Current price: $699.99
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Time left: 2d 11h 8m
Gibson EB Bass 4-String Electric Bass Guitar; Natural Finish with OHSC

Current price: $899.99
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Time left: 15d 9h 28m
2014 Gibson USA EB-5 120th Anni 5 String Electric Bass Guitar w/OHSC 7.95 lbs!

Current price: $799.95
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Time left: 2d 14h 40m
VINTAGE 1964 GIBSON EB-O ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR

Current price: $1199.99
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Time left: 24d 3h 43m
Gibson EB-O Vintage Bass w case

Current price: $959.00
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Time left: 9d 5h 37m
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UK ebay listings

1970s Gibson Knob Set of 3 Speed Knobs and 1 Pointer Rotary For L6-S EB3 S1 1975

Current price: £48.37
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Time left: 29d 18h 30m
Hard Electric Guitar Case for Gibson EB-3 Bass

Current price: £44.99
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Time left: 9d 8h 33m
Gibson EB Bass, 2013 Model

Current price: £605.00
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Time left: 6d 4h 27m
vintage 1960s 1970s 60s 70s Gibson EB bass guitar hard case purple- NICE

Current price: £50.96
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Time left: 5d 14h 40m
1969 GUILD USA STARFIRE BASS CASE fits also GIBSON EB 2 SEMI BASS

Current price: £329.00
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Time left: 28d 9h 18m
Brand New Gibson Midtown Custom EB Electric Guitar

Current price: £512.00

Time left: 1d 2h 46m
1967 GIBSON EB2 - SPARKLING BURGUNDY - ANDY BAXTER BASS

Current price: £2195.00
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Time left: 27d 22h 13m
Vintage Circa 1960's Gibson EB-0 EB-2 Electric Bass Pickup Gold w/0 Cover

Current price: £192.87
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Time left: 27d 11h 50m
1974 GIBSON EB3 - WHITE - ANDY BAXTER BASS

Current price: £1995.00
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Time left: 27d 6m
GIBSON EB-2 BASS GUITAR. 1968. SUNBURST. "Gibson's Biggest Bass Invention" RARE

Current price: £1931.95
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Time left: 26d 14h 42m
1967 GIBSON EB2DC - CHERRY RED

Current price: £771.11
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Time left: 3d 7h 50m
Old Vintage 1960s Gibson EB2 EB-2 Bass Hardshell USA Case Es-335-12 Trini Lopez

Current price: £312.85
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Time left: 25d 14h 54m
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German ebay listings

Gibson SG Junior 60's EB

Current price: €90.50
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Time left: 4d 23h 4m
1965 GUILD STARFIRE BASS USA CASE -- fits also GIBSON EB 2 BASS

Current price: €199.00
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Time left: 25d 22h 50m
GIBSON EB-750 Bass 4Saiter Vintage Sunburst incl. Original Hard Case

Current price: €2000.00

Time left: 4d 22h 2m
1973 Gibson EB-4L Bass - Cherry incl. orig. Gibson case

Current price: €1735.00
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Time left: 23d 4h 17m
Gibson Explorer EB

Current price: €900.00
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Time left: 2d 20h 10m
1969 GUILD STARFIRE BASS USA CASE -- fits also GIBSON EB 2 BASS

Current price: €450.00
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Time left: 22d 8h 55m
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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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