Debuting alongside its six string brothers in 1961, the EB-3 became Gibson’s flagship bass quickly becoming popular with bass players all over the world. Initially of all mahogany construction, 1972 saw changes to the design, improving the structural integrity of the bass with a three piece maple neck, volute and the repositioning of the neck pickup.
This used to belong to the late Darrell Hunt, long time bassist with the The Pogues and was one of his touring EB's which he was famous for using. On the case is a plastic card with the case number etc for a Pogues tour.
The bass is overall in good condition. There are some signs of use of course, the odd knock and scratch to the mahogany body, but nothing too extensive.
The three piece Maple neck is in equally good condition. The Indian rosewood fretboard shows little sign of wear and there plenty of life left in the original frets.
Plastics are in good condition as is the hardware. The knobs have been changed. The varitone switch plate looks to have been changed too.
Electrically everything looks correct.
The guitar comes with a non original Epiphone hardshell case as mentioned above.
One of the undoubted classic bass sounds of the 60s and early 70s, this bass might not be for everyone but there is no shortage of round, warm tones available here. As with any Gibson of the era, there is some weight here but it still stay reasonably balanced.
Something a little different for the collection or a different tonal palette at the next gig, this might be just the bass you are booking for.