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What year is this EB-3 bass?

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I recently acquired this bass. The seller told me that it is a 1968 EB-3.

However, one of the pots (CBA-811-1053) dates to 1965 and the serial number, 853514, puts it at

1966, if this source is correct: http://www.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonSERIALNUMBERS.pdf

This other site, http://www.guitardaterproject.org/gibson.aspx, says it was made in Kalamazoo in 1966 or 1969. Any ideas on how to narrow it down?

I've attached some pics.


Many Thanks!

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