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1968 Kalamazoo KB bass

solid bodied electric bass

Kalamazoo KB main page | Kalamazoo KB sound clips

The Kalamazoo KB is another CMI-owned Gibson product to feature the famous Gibson EB bass humbucker - along with the Gibson EB0, EB1, EB2, EB3, Melody Maker bass, Epiphone Rivoli, and Newport. Have a listen to some of the clips below.

Tonally it is quite similar to many of these basses - the strength of the pickup has a tendancy to overwhelm the subtleties of body/neck wood and construction, but to a keen ear, it does lack some of the richness that set-neck all mahogany bass offer. Compare this bass to a 1966 Gibson EB0, played through the same amp with identical settings here

Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1967 Kalamazoo KB bass
through a
1964 Ampeg B-15N

1967 Kalamazoo KB bass1964 Ampeg B-15N
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Neutral amp settings

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 3, treble 5, bass 5. Played fingerstyle at the neck.

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 3, treble 5, bass 5. Played fingerstyle at the bridge.

Guitar: volume 10, tone 0. Amp: volume 3, treble 5, bass 5. Played fingerstyle - the EB humbucker is so fat sounding anyway, that turning down the tone control doesn't change the tone as significantly as some other basses.

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 3, treble 5, bass 5. Even at low volume, you can get a nice crunch to the tone when you dig in with a pick.

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Gibson Melody Maker Bass 1968 ORIGINAL Guitar

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UK ebay listings

vintage Gibson EBO Bass made in the Kalamazoo factory in 1964.

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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION

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KALAMAZOO Bass 30 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 7591

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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO GIBSON BASS GUITAR BODY GOOD CONDITION (#007)

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Vintage 60s Kalamazoo Electric Bass Orig Truss Rod Cover PROJECT Repair Part

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100 STAINLESS STEEL REPLACE GIBSON PICKGUARD SCREWS BASS, FIREBIRD, MELODY MAKER

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KALAMAZOO Bass 50 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 EL34

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