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Brooks EB-TB
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:18:02 AM »
I've got a new bass ready!
Best one so far.

All the Brooks basses have been a take on the first EB-0 with Les Paul Junior double cut body shape. But they're all 34" scale and all of them combine shape of the EB-0 with the characteristics of another classic.
This time it's a love child of the EB-0 with the Thunderbird. Hence the EB-TB name.

I made the center piece nine ply mahogany and walnut. Glued flamed mahogany body wings to both sides.
I used nickel plated hardware. And a 9.2 K humbucker from EY Guitars.
The pickguard is three ply with the flame of the Brooks logo engraved. And the lines on either side or cut out. This was done by a friend of mine with a cnc machine.










Even looks good without pick guard...
I didn't drill holes for the screws yet. For the pictures with the pick guard I cut the screws off behind the head. Leaving just enough to screw into the pick guard without touching the wood of the body. And I used double sided tape to keep the pick guard in place. So if anyone wants to buy it without pick guard, that is possible without leaving the holes  8)

« Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 08:27:19 AM by Basvarken »

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 08:32:43 AM »
Sexy.

Just too bad re the raised middle without tru neck; sorry, but I've always thought that was wrong. 
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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 10:05:57 AM »
Isn't it a through neck made to look like a set neck? Either way it's aces in my book. Great platform for some Ripper pickups too perhaps.
Contrary to what James Bond says, a good Gibson should be stirred, not shaken.

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 10:19:08 AM »
I think it accentuates the fact that it is neck through.
I have no plans to put Ripper pickups in this bass... :o

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 10:42:34 AM »
Such a beautiful bass! Absolutely gorgeous! That is IT!

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 10:57:18 AM »
It's gorgeous, and that pickup appears to be in the perfect spot!!
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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Not this specific bass but a future build. If I have enough spare change after I sell my condo, maybe I can order one that way.
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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2018, 11:25:15 AM »
Wow what a cool idea!
You just can't believe everything you see and hear now can you?

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 12:52:26 PM »
That bass is also among the first I've seen that looks nicer without neck or bridge covers. Pure beauty! I'm impressed!

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 01:15:53 PM »
Beautiful. If I were in the market for it, I'd leave off the guard. Bet it sounds great with the pickup in that location.

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 01:32:47 PM »
Thank you guys.
The pickup is in the same location as the Thunderbird II. Thank you Scott for measuring it ;-)

I made a quick video, so you get an idea how it sounds:


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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2018, 01:47:32 PM »
This is niiiice

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2018, 03:06:24 PM »
Sounds great with a pick.

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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2018, 04:03:07 PM »
 8)
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Re: Brooks EB-TB
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2018, 05:16:57 PM »
Very Nice