Modern Punch and Power for the Lowest of Lows
This full-scale, 5-string bass follows a long line of great EB models, while raising the bar with an entirely new shape, look, sound, and tonal versatility—which all adds up to truly unbelievable value for a hand-made-in-America electric bass.
Body and neck
The 2014 EB Bass 5-String is made from a solid swamp ash body with glued-in maple neck. Its asymmetrical double-cutaway body style is inherently 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 new Alnico rod humbucking bass pickups, which offer extreme clarity and string definition even when thundering through a cranked bass stack. Gibson’s innovative Tuned Coil Tap technology offers 8 distinctive bass tones, while a rim-mounted barrel jack provides a safe and secure place to plug in.
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.
The 2014 EB Bass 5-String comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual.
About Gibson USA
Gibson USA continues the tradition of innovation, premium quality, and made-in-America hand-craftsmanship that started in 1894. Although their flagship Les Paul is the most iconic guitar in history, other innovative guitars and basses have become standards in their own right—like the SG, Explorer, Flying V, and Firebird. Gibson instruments are truly “American made, world played. ”
EB Bass 5-String at a Glance
- Five vintage-gloss finishes—Brilliant Red, Fireburst, Natural, Bullion Gold, or Vintage Sunburst
- Full-scale, 4-string bass
- Tuned Coil Taps offer eight unique tones
- Rim-mounted barrel jack
- 34”-scale full-size neck
- 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret
- The current EB 2014 5 String Bass has a Swamp Ash body and Maple neck and a 34″ scale length body.
- The Fingerboard is Rosewood with dot inlays with the 120th Anniversary Logo on the 12th fret with new Bass Alnico Rod Humbuckers with coil split with new Barrel jack in rim.
- Comes with Chrome Grover keys and Babicz full contact bridge for increased sustain and incredible playing ability.