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The latest news about the Gibson Bass Book. With lots of beautiful pictures.
Some of them can be found in the book. Some of them have never been published.
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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book5 days ago
Here's a 1976 Gibson EB-3 for y'all. Early EB-3s (in the sixties) still had the Mudbucker up against the fretboard. But in the 1972 Gibson started to shift it further toward the bridge, step by step. As you can see, by 1976 it sat almost in the middle.
Of course the EB-3 is featured in The Gibson Bass Book too. Although this photograph was never used in the book (you gotta kill your darlings sometimes...).
But it's too pretty not to share!
www.thegibsonbassbook.com
#1976EB3 #gibsonbass #thegibsonbassbook
(pic by Rob van den Broek & Tom Nijhuis)

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book2 weeks ago
The new 2018 RD Bass is at the Gibson warehouse. So I guess they'll be heading out to stores soon.
The original RD Standard and RD Artist bass can be found on page 66-69 of The Gibson Bass Book (available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com and/or www.elderly.com)
#gibsonbass #newrdbass #thegibsonbassbook
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book2 weeks ago
Oh kom er eens kijken...
#thegibsonbassbook #sinterklaaskado
The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book3 weeks ago
Guess which book is Santa's favorite?
Right! The Gibson Bass Book 😉
Available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com and/or www.elderly.com #thegibsonbassbook #xmaspresent #gibsonbass

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book4 weeks ago
Wat koopt Sinterklaas voor een bassist die alles al heeft?
What does Santa Claus buy for a bass player who already has everything?
Right! The Gibson Bass Book!
Available at www.thegibsonbassbook.com and/or www.elderly.com
#sinterklaaskado #christmaspresent #thegibsonbassbook

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The Gibson Bass Book
The Gibson Bass Book1 month ago
Earlier this year Gibson announced there were no new bass guitars planned for 2018.
A while ago they announced there were plans for a few limited edition bass guitars from the Custom Shop:
SG Reissue (EB-3), Thunderbird, EB and RD Artist.

Today I received the official spec sheets and photographs!

Specs:
Series Limited Run Basses

Body
Body Style: RD
Back: Maple
Top: N/a
Weight relief: None

Neck
Neck: Maple
Neck profile: Rounded
Nut width: 1.60”
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale length: 34”
Number of frets: 20
Nut: Tektoid
Inlay: Acrylic Dots

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Point Full Contact BABICZ
Tailpiece: N/a
Knobs: Knurled Black Chrome & Flat Black EQ Knobs
Tuners: Grover Shamrocks
Plating: Chrome

Electronics
Neck pickup: Rhythm EB Bass
Bridge pickup: Lead EB Bass
Controls: Vol / Blend & High/Low/Parametric, w/ Mini Toggle (Active/Passive)

Finish/Quantity
Finishes available: Antique Natural, Ebony
Case: Hardshell
Quantity available: N/a

Price: € 1700