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Thank you for the pic. I was in a R&R band back in the late 60's and our bass player had one of these. I know it was a Gibson and it looked just like this one

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A walnut colored EB-2 was the first Gibson I ever owned. I bought it in 1976 for $10. Unfortunately the headstock didn't come with it.

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Epiphone made the Rivoli which looks very similar. Chas Chandler of The Animals played one..as did many others. If I'm not mistaken the Gibson version was the Deluxe version.... Very cool Bass!

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I went into a small local music store 45 years ago to check out a Rickenbacker bass. The sales guy pulled out his personal bass from behind the counter. He was selling it to get money to get his stolen motorcycle back. To this day, I've never tried out a Rick. It was a 1967 EB-2C (Center of the photo, the left is a 1968 EB-2DC. The right is a 1959 EB-2 with banjo tuners & single coil pickup.) I have played Gibson Basses ever since.

 

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I went into a small local music store 45 years ago to check out a Rickenbacker bass. The sales guy pulled out his personal bass from behind the counter. He was selling it to get money to get his stolen motorcycle back. To this day, I've never tried out a Rick. It was a 1967 EB-2C (Center of the photo, the left is a 1968 EB-2DC. The right is a 1959 EB-2 with banjo tuners & single coil pickup.) I have played Gibson Basses ever since.

 

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Very Cool Bass'!!!! They have such a great Sound too. Especially for 60's & Brit Invasion....

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Very Cool Bass'!!!! They have such a great Sound too. Especially for 60's & Brit Invasion....

 

All of the pickups seem to sound a bit different. The '67 has the smoothest ballsy sound of the lot. The rest are a bit raspy...…. The '59 was one of the last of the huge single coils that was originally on the first violin bass (EB), then they switched to the humbucker early in '59.

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Yes they certainly did make an ES-335 bass!

Limited run, in Sunburst, Cherry and black.

I have one. It's a 2015 (I think) model, Sunburst.

 

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On March 28, 2020 at 9:57 PM, OzzyGreg said:

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Yes they certainly did make an ES-335 bass!

Limited run, in Sunburst, Cherry and black.

I have one. It's a 2015 (I think) model, Sunburst.

 

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That is Sweeeeeeeeeet!

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