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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
Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

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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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Vintage Kalamazoo basses for sale


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GIBSON KALAMAZOO BASS GUITAR 1960's

Current price: $500.00
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1960'S GIBSON KALAMAZOO KB-1 BASS MADE IN USA VINTAGE WHITE AGED RELIC (RARE)

Current price: $919.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO GIBSON BASS GUITAR BODY GOOD CONDITION (#007)

Current price: $100.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON / KALAMAZOO BRAND GUITAR BASS NECK PLATE & SCREW GOOD (GJ)

Current price: $35.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION

Current price: $175.00
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1960's Kalamazoo Bass 30 Electric Guitar Amplifier - Vintage Tube Guitar Amp

Current price: $379.87
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Time left: 17d 11h 35m
VINTAGE 1967 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: $89.00
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VINTAGE 1970 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE BASE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: $125.00
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1960s Gibson Bass Bridge For EB2 EB1 EB3 Les Paul Bass Melody Maker EB2D EB0 USA

Current price: $199.99
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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON / KALAMAZOO BRAND GUITAR BASS NECK PLATE & SCREWS (JUL)

Current price: $25.00
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70 71 72 73 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE SADDLE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: $49.99
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VINTAGE 1970's USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: $269.00
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70 71 72 73 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE SADDLE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: $34.95
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20 RUSTY RELIC TO REPLACE GIBSON PICKGUARD SCREWS SG FIREBIRD MELODY MAKER ,BASS

Current price: $6.50
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VINTAGE 1966 GIBSON EB-0 MELODY MAKER BASS TUNER SET 2X2 WITH BUSHINGS & SCREWS

Current price: $145.00
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UK ebay listings

Gibson Kalamazoo bass

Current price: £450.00
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1960's Kalamazoo Bass 30 Electric Guitar Amplifier - Vintage Tube Guitar Amp

Current price: £248.77
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VINTAGE 1970's USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: £176.16
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1960s Gibson Bass Bridge For EB2 EB1 EB3 Les Paul Bass Melody Maker EB2D EB0 USA

Current price: £130.97
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION

Current price: £114.60
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Vintage 1960's Kalamazoo KB-1 Bass Guitar Body for Parts or Restoration-Blue '67

Current price: £98.23
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VINTAGE 1966 GIBSON EB-0 MELODY MAKER BASS TUNER SET 2X2 WITH BUSHINGS & SCREWS

Current price: £94.96
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VINTAGE 1960's USA GIBSON MELODY MAKER BASS GUITAR TUNER BUSHING FERRULE SET

Current price: £81.86
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VINTAGE 1970 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE BASE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: £81.86
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Time left: 28d 21h 37m
VINTAGE 1966 GIBSON EB-0 MELODY MAKER BASS TUNER SET 2X2 MADE IN JAPAN GOOD USED

Current price: £81.86
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Time left: 29d 15h 27m
VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO GIBSON BASS GUITAR BODY GOOD CONDITION (#007)

Current price: £65.49
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Time left: 4d 6h 51m
VINTAGE 1967 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: £58.28
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VINTAGE 1966 USA GIBSON KALAMAZOO BASS GUITAR TUNER PEG SET

Current price: £58.28
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KALAMAZOO Bass 30 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 7591

Current price: £50.41
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Vintage Kalamazoo Set Of Four In Line Bass Tuners With Grommetts MIJ Ref#468

Current price: £49.12
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Time left: 23d 18h 42m
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