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Gibson 2014 EB4 Electric Bass (with Case), Bullion Gold

With a comfortable ash body and Babicz bridge, the EB Bass redefines versatility! Blend the coil-tappable alnico humbuckers to access a huge range of tones. (7) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson 2014 EB4 Bullion Gold

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Coil-tapping option Splits humbucking pickups into single-coils

Product Description

As part of their 120th Anniversary celebrations, Gibson USA has brilliantly re-conceived every corner of its lineup, and nowhere is this evolution more in evidence than with the EB Bass. This full-scale, 4-string bass follows a long line of great EB models, while bringing shape, look, sound, and versatility to the board -- all representing truly unbelievable value for a hand-made-in-America electric bass.

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The EB Bass marries an extremely comfortable body shape to a glued-in, 34"-scale full-size neck and two awesome-sounding humbucking bass pickups for unprecedented power and fidelity. Whether you play in-the-pocket funk, warm and sultry jazz, or raging rock, the EB Bass is primed to take it on.

The foundation of the 2014 EB Bass from Gibson USA lies in a solid ash body and glued-in maple neck. Ash has long been respected for its open, resonant tone, and lends itself perfectly to a rich, versatile-voiced bass. Add Gibson's Alnico rod bass humbuckers with coil taps, a Babicz Full Contact bridge for perfect intonation and increased sustain.

Body and neck

The 2014 EB Bass 4-String is made from a solid swamp ash body with glued-in maple neck. Its asymmetrical double-cutaway body style is timeless, yet entirely original, and designed for forearm comfort and an ergonomic playing position whether seated or standing. The full-size, 34"-scale-length neck carries a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays and a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret.

Pickups and electronics

The firm sonic foundation of the EB Bass is amplified via two of Gibson's innovative Alnico rod humbucking bass pickups, which offer extreme clarity and string definition even when thundering through a cranked bass stack. Coil taps offer brighter, snappier tones, while a rim-mounted barrel jack provides a safe and secure place to plug in.

Hardware

A Babicz Full Contact bridge provides a rock-solid anchor at the body end for optimum resonance and sustain, complemented by efficient modern tuners. A multi-ply black pickguard and black truss-rod cover complete the package.

Case and coverage

The 2014 EB Bass 4-String comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.

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Body:
- Swamp Ash

Headstock:
- Logo: Gold Silkscreen "Gibson"
- Truss Rod Cover: B/W Blank

Pickups:
- Neck Position: EB Bass (Rod Magnets x 8, Alnico V)
- Bridge Position: EB Bass (Rod Magnets x 8, Alnico V)

Neck:
- Wood: Maple
- Profile: .800" / .900" Rounded Bass
- Truss Rod: Standard

Tuners:
- Model: Grover Shamrock Style
- Tuning Ratio: 20:01
- Plating: Chrome

Electronics:
- Potentiometers: 2 Push/Pull Volume Controls,1 Tone Control
- Type: 500K Non-Linear
- Output Jack: 1/4" Barrel Jack

Bridge:
- Type: Babicz Full Contact
- Plating: Chrome

Nut:
- Material: White TekToid
- Width: 1.600
- Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Hardware:
- Pickguard: Multi-ply Black
- Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Metal Inserts
- Strings: .045 - .105, Genuine Gibson strings
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Case:
- Type: Hardshell
- Exterior: Historic Brown w/Gibson Logo
- Interior: Plush
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Bullion Gold
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BAEB14O5CH1
Fireburst
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BAEB14F5CH1
Natural
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BAEB14N5CH1
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 20 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BAEB14V5CH1
Blemished, Natural
Shipping Weight: 26 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 51 x 21 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BAEB14N5CH1
Blemished, Bullion Gold
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 18 x 18 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): BAEB14O5CH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Gibson EB4 2014"
Overall: First off let me begin by saying I've read a couple of negative reviews on this bass and for the life of me, I do not understand why unless they just got a bad one from the factory. Although this is rare, it does happen. But I do, however, see where some people may be surprised by the finish of this bass because it says it's a "gloss finish" and it's actually more of a satin finish on both the body and the neck. So if you're looking to fix your hair in the reflection of your next instrument, this is not the bass for you. The satin finish is right on par with the USA Fender P-Bass that sales for almost the same price, except with the Gibson you get two humbucker pickups with a very effective coil tapping system and a glued in neck instead of a bolt on neck. My Gibson 2014 EB4 plays and played great right out of the box. Intonation is almost perfect after tuning several times to stretch out the new strings after playing for two hours. No setup needed. I will agree that the frets on mine were a tad sharp when I got my bass but this is not a fret problem. It's a wood problem, especially on rosewood fret boards. Wood expands when moist and contracts when dry. Frets are made of metal and they don't change size to match the wood. I simply used a damp cloth to treat the neck a few times and then followed up with lemon oil to help keep the fingerboard from drying up again. Problem solved. Tone wise this bass sounds much better than any P-Bass, Jazz bass or Ibanez I've played at any price point. I will say that with everything on 10 and both pickups in full humbucker mode the sound has a bit more mid range than most basses and I would consider it more of a "rock" sound. To change that you can blend the pickups using the separate volumes, single tone control and split the coils on one or both pickups to find the sound you're looking for. In any configuration my bass has a very warm sound and tons of sustain that you can feel resonating thru the body and neck of the guitar. I also own an Ibanez SR bass with active pickups and although it is louder than the Gibson, it doesn't sound anywhere close to as good as the Gibson does in my opinion. Lastly, I have no idea why zZounds doesn't have a photo of the case that comes with this bass along with the other photos but it is really nice and well made. I'd guess around $200 would be the price for it separately but I haven't been able to find it separately anywhere online or in other local music stores. Trust me. You'll like the case too.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, country
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Overall: I just got it 2 days ago.Fasy shipping. Really nice bass.Light weight and very comfortable to play.Tone is great as u can tap the pickups to operate as single coils.Close to a Jazz bass sound.Neck is slim and very comfortable.Set up was perfect right out of the box,Great craftsmanship.
Style of Music: Blues - rock - jazz- fusion
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