Gibson Custom Shop Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass – Ebony

Serial Number: GS040
Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz

Gene Simmons is a legendary rock icon and bassist from KISS. And if you saw KISS perform their high-octane live shows and television appearances in the 1970s, you may have spotted the bass that inspired this signature model from Gene Simmons and Gibson Custom. Based on Gene’s heavily modified 1959 EB-0, the new Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass is the first 30.5” scale bass from the Gibson Custom Shop and the first bass the Custom Shop has produced in quantity. Gene made several modifications to his EB-0, including refinishing it, reshaping the neck to a custom profile, replacing the pickup with a later model Gibson unit and relocating it much closer to the bridge, installing a custom pickguard, adding binding, and changing the original tuners to Grovers®. The bridge was also replaced with a high-mass model and can now be strung through-body or as a top-loaded bridge. All of these details are faithfully represented in the new Gibson Custom Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass. A custom hardshell case is also included.

Features include:

  • Body Style EB
  • Body Shape Double Cutaway EB-0
  • Body Material Mahogany
  • Binding Single Ply White, Top
  • Body Finish Nitrocellulose VOS
  • Neck Profile Gene Simmons 1959 EB-0
  • Scale Length 774.7 mm / 30.5 in
  • Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius 304.8 mm / 12 in
  • Fret Count 20
  • Frets Low Profile (.045)
  • Nut Material Corian
  • Nut Width 40.64 mm / 1.6 in
  • Inlays Acrylic Dot
  • Joint Glued In, Set Neck; Hide Glue Fit
  • Hardware Finish Chrome VOS
  • Bridge Kluson High Mass
  • Tailpiece String Ferrules, Top and Back
  • Tuning Machine Grover Mini Bass
  • Pickguard Gene Simmons EB-0, Black 4-ply
  • Truss Rod Standard
  • Truss Rod Cover Non Vintage; “Gene” Hot Stamp in White
  • Control Knobs Black Speed
  • Strap Buttons Aluminum
  • Pickup Covers Chrome, with Chrome EB-0 Hand Rest Over Bridge
  • Bridge Pickup Rhythm SG Bass
  • Controls Master Volume, Master Tone; CTS Potentiometers, Ceramic Capacitor
  • Output Jack 1/4″ Switchcraft
  • Strings Gauge .045, .065, .085, .105
  • Case Gene Simmons EB-0 Bass Hardshell with Gene Simmons Signature Reproduction
  • Accessories Certificate of Authenticity
  • 8lbs 1oz
  • #GS040

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