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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


US ebay listings

Vintage 1960's Kalamazoo Gibson KB-1 Bass Body

Current price: $69.95
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1968 USED Gibson MELODY MAKER BASS Vintage Electric Bass SG Sparkle Burgundy

Current price: $3449.00
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GIBSON MELODY MAKER BASS 1968 EX+++ W/Original Soft Shell Case Electric Bass

Current price: $2785.00
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GIBSON Melody Maker Bass Pelham Blue 1967 Vintage w / Hardcase

Current price: $4470.00
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1968 Epiphone Rivoli Bass! EB232 Kalamazoo Gibson EB-2

Current price: $1640.00
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Free shipping USED Gibson Melody Maker Bass 1967 "Pelham Blue" Bass Guitar

Current price: $3240.00
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Vintage 1960's Kalamazoo Gibson KB-1 Body, Blue, SG Bass

Current price: $89.99
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Gibson Melody Maker Bass 1968 ORIGINAL

Current price: $2200.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO GIBSON BASS GUITAR BODY GOOD CONDITION (#007)

Current price: $145.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION

Current price: $200.00
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KALAMAZOO Bass 50 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 EL34

Current price: $66.48
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KALAMAZOO Bass 30 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 7591

Current price: $76.98
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UK ebay listings

Vintage 1960's Kalamazoo Gibson KB-1 Body, Blue, SG Bass

Current price: £61.43
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Time left: 13d 3h 26m
1968 Epiphone Rivoli Bass! EB232 Kalamazoo Gibson EB-2

Current price: £1119.53
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Time left: 8d 3h 2m
1969 KALAMAZOO SG BASS -- made in USA by GIBSON

Current price: £550.00
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Time left: 28d 6h 33m
vintage Gibson EBO Bass made in the Kalamazoo factory in 1964.

Current price: £1545.00
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO GIBSON BASS GUITAR BODY GOOD CONDITION (#007)

Current price: £98.98
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100 STAINLESS STEEL REPLACE GIBSON PICKGUARD SCREWS BASS, FIREBIRD, MELODY MAKER

Current price: £7.17
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VINTAGE 1960'S KALAMAZOO U.S.A. GIBSON BASS NECK GOOD USED CONDITION

Current price: £136.53
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KALAMAZOO Bass 30 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 7591

Current price: £52.55
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KALAMAZOO Bass 50 Primo Tube Set 6EU7 EL34

Current price: £45.38
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Time left: 16h 18m
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