1967 GIBSON EB0 BASS
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1967 was a transition year with EB0 basses having many different component configurations. One example is in the Pearloid inlaid Gibson headstock logo. There was sometimes no "i" dot, or the "i" dot was sometimes included and disconnected from the "G". The "o" remained open. Gibson used three different styles of tuners: Kluson clover riveted tuners with slot head screws, chrome closed gear Japanese tuners and Schaller tuners with "G" logo engraved on. The knobs changed to two silver top/black witch hat shaped knobs including numbers, volume/tone words and metal position pointers. By late year the two pole tune-o-matic bridge with four intonation adjustable plastic saddles with chrome bridge cover was introduced. The bridge cover included plastic shims.
Other 1967 Gibson EB0 characteristics: Pearloid crown inlay centered on headstock, two screw plastic truss rod cover with no model name, unbound rosewood 20 fret board with pearloid dot fret markers, short scale glued in neck, one large chrome four pole humbucker pickup at neck butt, black/white/black pickguard, curved ebony thumb rest under the G string, sometimes a chrome hand rest over the strings, Centralab potentiometers, various shaped capacitors, chrome bar bridge with a hex intonation screw at each of the two mounting poles (for first part of year), strings mute, Switchcraft input jack on body front, strapholder on body back, brass colored grounding shield in pots cavity, five screw plastic controls access cover on body back, black chipboard case with with crimson interior.
Gibson shipped a total of 1676 EB0's in 1967. For 1967 serial numbers see the "Gibson Serial Number Chart". For more precise dating cross reference the serial number with the instrument's potentiometer codes.