This EB-2 comes on the late side of the early version, with a black plastic pickup cover and banjo-style tuners. This one has a huge, thick tone to go with its hefty feel that is great for heavy rock or blues. The EB-2 also features the baritone switch, or “mud button,” which drastically increases volume and low end with a distorted edge.
The unique feel of this bass has given it a lot of fans over the years. Jethro Tull’s Glenn Cornick was among its most famous original users and can be seen playing one on the cover of the 1972 album, “Benefit.”
Body: Semi-hollow maple body with double cutaway and center block, sunburst finish.
Neck: Mahogany with rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. Medium-thick, very round profile. 30 ½” scale.
Pickups/Hardware: One black plastic-covered humbucking pickup, banjo-style tuners with white plastic buttons, baritone toggle switch, speed knobs, and one visible potentiometer dating to 1960.
Cosmetic Condition: Moderate checking on the body and heavy checking on the back of the neck.
Case: Vintage hardshell, black tolex with blue interior, but may not be Gibson
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