Summary: Originally introduced with a slab Les Paul
Junior-style body, the Gibson EB-0 evolved to an SG-shaped bass by the early
'60s. This bass featured a short scale length and a single fat humbucker
pickup. Gibson also released a dual pickup version of this bass as the
EB-3. This particular bass was owned and played by Tom Peterson from
Cheap Trick and shows a fair amount of road scars, although it is all original
and has never suffered any cracks, breaks or structural issues. It even ships in its original Gibson
chipboard case, covered in Cheap Trick and BBC duct tape.
Body: It has
a mahogany SG body shape with faded cherry finish and a 2 ply white/black
Neck: Mahogany set neck with a 30 ½” scale length
pearloid dot inlays, rosewood fingerboard, 1 11/16” nut width, large clover
tuning keys and 20 frets.
Pickups/Hardware: It has a single large humbucker with a deep
low tone, 1 volume, 1 tone, original metal cover and 2 point adjustable bridge.
Cosmetics: This bass shows
many road scars you would expect to see on a well-played vintage instrument but
has no cracks, breaks, structural issues or visible repairs. There is a good amount of wear on the back of
the neck, finish missing where it had been played over the years, some black
finish missing around the edges of the headstock, lots of finish checking in
the body, some chips and wear around the edges and a couple chips and cracks in
the pickguard but overall this bass was cared for and kept in great shape considering
how much it was played.
Playability: Our in house luthier has just
inspected and set up this bass and it is playing beautifully with low action
and a straight neck. The frets are in great
shape with only minor fret wear.
Modifications: This bass does
not appear to have been modified at all, all the solder joints look pristine
and era correct, the pots date to 1961 and everything checks out.
Case: This bass comes with the original chipboard
case, it is in rough shape but is held together with some Cheap Trick checkered
duct tape, presumably put there by Tom Peterson himself. We will ship it professionally packed and