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Dave W

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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2017, 07:46:47 PM »
I want a '54 EB!

Granted, it doesn't sound different from my '71 EB-0, but that is so cool!

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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2017, 03:58:40 PM »
Of course it's different from an EB-O. For one thing, it has a single coil mudbucker, and it has that made in the fifties Gibson magic that I'm sure you can hear  ;)
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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 09:01:06 PM »
Of course it's different from an EB-O. For one thing, it has a single coil mudbucker, and it has that made in the fifties Gibson magic that I'm sure you can hear  ;)

And there's the clear difference between Cuban and Honduras mahogany which is easy to hear with those pickups.  ;D

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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2017, 05:46:54 PM »
The fifties EB was Cuban mahogany? Wasn't that species of mahogany a scarce commodity and not really in commercial usage or circulation even at that time?
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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2017, 09:57:11 PM »
Cuban from Cuba was pretty well done by then, but the same species was still being harvested in Mexico and Belize. My remark was tongue-in-cheek, no one really knows for sure what Gibson used. Lots of speculation, no hard evidence.

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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2017, 11:25:52 AM »
I want a '54 EB!

Granted, it doesn't sound different from my '71 EB-0, but that is so cool!

+1...... I've always had a hankering for an original EB, never sprung for the high price tag. When I bought my '59 EB-2, I bought it because it had one of the last of the single coil pickups on it. PURE BALLS!
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Re: Interesting bass comparison
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »
I know they are desirable, but those old overwound singlecoils are so HUMMPRONE you wish your Ric back because it is quiet in comparison. When I play mine in the rehearsal room, people can tell where I stand with their eyes closed from the sound of the humm. :mrgreen:
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