Gibson Release New Five String EB Bass
Gibson’s new EB Bass has long been a different option for players across all the genre – now an extra string offers them more versatility
Main features include:
– Grade-A Ash body with SG-inspired double cutaway design
– Grade-A maple neck with rounded ’50s profile
– 34" scale Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic dot inlays
– New EB Bass pickups in the neck and bridge positions
– Quality Grover sealed-gear tuners with 20:1 ratio
Here's the info from Gibson…
The Five-String EB Bass from Gibson USA morphs the original EB’s SG-inspired body into a rounder offset-double-cutaway design crafted from premium tonewood, yielding supreme playing comfort coupled with greatly enhanced resonance and sustain.
A glued-in solid Grade-A maple neck adds punch and clarity, while adding superb playability with its rounded profile that measures 0.800” at the 1st fret and 0.900” at the 12th. Its unbound genuine rosewood fingerboard follows the full 34” scale length, and carries 20 medium jumbo frets, all easily reached by the playing hand thanks to the Five-String EB Bass’s new offset double-cutaway styling.
Up at the other end, a five-string take on the traditional Gibson headstock is backed by a subtle volute for added strength.
These units blend genuine Alnico V rod magnets with proprietary winding methods and other materials for an impressively versatile performance, taking you from thundering rumble to silky purr on demand.
Blended as desired via independent volume controls and a master tone control, they’re wound for warmth and clarity in the neck position, and a hotter, punchier tone in the bridge position for maximum rumble—or blend infinitely at will to create your own sonic brew. And just pop up the push-pull switch on either pickup’s volume control for brighter, tighter single-coil sounds.
The Five-String EB Bass carries a stylish plastic tortoise pickguard, a traditional bell truss-rod cover, and black Top-Hat knobs with silver Volume and Tone inserts.
Here's a demo vids of the four-string model…
www.gibson.com for all the info