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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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1963 Centralab 250k pair pots (vintage parts potentiometer melody maker p bass)

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1960'S GIBSON KALAMAZOO KB-1 BASS MADE IN USA VINTAGE WHITE AGED RELIC (RARE)

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1966 Kalamazoo Bass 30 Tube Amp Amplifier Vintage No Cab No Tubes Project

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gibson Kalamazoo bass guitar 1967 (restored.)

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Vintage 1964 Epiphone Newport Bass *Repaired Headstock* Kalamazoo Gibson Plant

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1960's Kalamazoo Bass 30 Electric Guitar Amplifier - Vintage Tube Guitar Amp

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GIBSON BASS NECK 1977 KALAMAZOO BUILT OLD SCHOOL VINTAGE

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Vintage Kalamazoo Gibson Bass 30 Amplifier Tube

Current price: $499.99
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VINTAGE 1966 USA KALAMAZOO GUITAR KNOB KG KB BASS ORIGINAL

Current price: $39.00
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STRING COVER HAND REST FOR 1960's GIBSON EB BASS EPIPHONE KALAMAZOO

Current price: $125.00
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1966 USA KALAMAZOO BASS GUITAR NECK FLAMED MAPLE w SLAB ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD

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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON KLUSON DELUXE SG MELODY MAKER TUNER PEG BASS SIDE ONLY $

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

Current price: $165.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON / KALAMAZOO BRAND GUITAR BASS NECK PLATE & SCREW GOOD (GJ)

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VINTAGE 1966 GIBSON MELODY MAKER CENTRALAB 250K GUITAR BASS POT GOOD (SARA)

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UK ebay listings

1978 Gibson G3 Grabber Bass Guitar SG Made in Kalamazoo USA

Current price: £750.00
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1966 Kalamazoo Bass 30 Tube Amp Amplifier Vintage No Cab No Tubes Project

Current price: £121.25
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VINTAGE 1966 USA KALAMAZOO GUITAR KNOB KG KB BASS ORIGINAL

Current price: £24.25
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GIBSON BASS NECK 1977 KALAMAZOO BUILT OLD SCHOOL VINTAGE

Current price: £124.36
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VINTAGE 1973 USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: £154.83
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VINTAGE 1970's USA GIBSON EB BASS GUITAR BRIDGE EB-O EB-2 EB-3 MELODY MAKER

Current price: £167.27
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION

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VINTAGE 1960's USA GIBSON MELODY MAKER BASS GUITAR TUNER BUSHING FERRULE SET

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VINTAGE 1966 USA GIBSON KALAMAZOO BASS GUITAR TUNER PEG

Current price: £15.51
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VINTAGE 1960'S GIBSON KLUSON DELUXE SG MELODY MAKER TUNER PEG BASS SIDE ONLY $

Current price: £40.42
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Vintage 1964 Epiphone Newport Bass *Repaired Headstock* Kalamazoo Gibson Plant

Current price: £434.65
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1965/67 Kalamazoo Bass Chrome 4-Bolt Neck Plate X-Tra Hole For Button Ref#477

Current price: £15.55
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VINTAGE 1966 GIBSON MELODY MAKER CENTRALAB 250K GUITAR BASS POT GOOD (SARA)

Current price: £40.42
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1960s Gibson Bass Bridge For EB2 EB1 EB3 Les Paul Bass Melody Maker EB2D EB0 USA

Current price: £124.36
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VINTAGE 1963 GIBSON MELODY MAKER CENTRALAB 250K GUITAR BASS POT GOOD (TAMMY)

Current price: £40.42
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