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The EB0 is a true design classic and was Gibsons most popular bass.

The vast majority of these guitars were produced in the 1960s when Cream style blues rock was at its height (Jack Bruce, the bass player with Cream is famous for his EB3 bass playing). Interestingly, whilst few major artists used the EB0; the EB3 had a greater tonal range, it was popular with the garage, blues, soul and church bands of the 1960s and 70s. Users include David Knights of Procol Harum, Felix Pappalardi of Mountain (who gave his to Jack Bruce after a concert, carving "to Jack, xxx Felix" into it) and Jermaine Jackson of the Jackson Five.

The short scale (20 frets on a 30.5 inch neck) and mahogany throughout made for a quick playing bass with a heavy sound from the Humbucker pick-up that was popular with the blues/rock movement of the late sixties, and which led to it being called the "Mudbucker".  A true design classic it still looks as fresh as it did in 1961.

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1961 EB0 Ref 0011
Not currently for sale, but click on picture to see more photos
 
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1965 EB0 Ref 1123
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1962 EB0 Ref 1112
Not currently for sale

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1969 EB0 Ref 1144
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1969 EB0 Ref 1134
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1973/4 EB0 Ref 1113
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Total EB-0 numbers produced: 20844

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

123

342

535

815

681

1133

2006

1660

1676

1350

3018

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

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2896

1681

930

1408

384

95

55

36

14

6

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