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1961 Gibson EB-3 Soundclips

Audio samples of a 1961 Gibson EB-3 electric bass guitar through various vintage amplifiers. Click on the buttons to play the soundclips.

Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1961 Gibson EB3
through a
1964 Ampeg B-15N

1961 Gibson EB31964 Ampeg B-15N
Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

more vintage guitar soundclips.

Pos 1 - neck pickup only with tone choke

Guitar vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 1. With a clean amp (vol 3, treble 5, bass 5) you get a really fat round sound from this setting. Played fingerstyle.

Guitar vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 1. With a slighter hotter amp (vol 3, treble 6, bass 6) and played at the bridge. Fingerstyle.

Pos 2 - bridge pickup only

Guitar vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 2. Clean amp (vol 3, treble 5, bass 5) and played fingerstyle at the bridge. This is the thinnest sound you'll get from an EB3, but still with plenty of punch on the low notes.

Guitar vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 2. A slightly snarlier amp setting (vol 5, treble 5, bass 5) is perfect for this varitone position. Played fingerstyle.

Guitar vol 10, tone 3, varitone position 2. Rolling off the tone a little on the bass, and pushing the amp further (vol 7, treble 5, bass 5) gives the fantastic distorted bass tone that the EB3 is famous for - especially when you really dig in like this. Played fingerstyle.

Pos 3 - both pickups in parallel

Guitar vols 10, tones 10, varitone position 3. Both pickups through a clean amp (vol 3, treble 5, bass 5) . Fingerstyle.

Guitar: Vols 10, tones 10, varitone position 3. The snarlier amp setting again (vol 5, treble 5, bass 5). Played fingerstyle.

Guitar: Vols 10, neck tone 10, bridge tone 3, varitone position 3. Amp vol 7, treble 5, bass 5. Played fingerstyle.

Guitar: Both pickups, vol 10, tone 5, varitone position 3. Same louder amp setting as above (amp vol 7, treble 5, bass 5) but played a little harder with a pick.

Pos 4 - neck pickup only

Guitar: Vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 4.. Clean (amp vol 3, treble 5, bass 5). Fingerstyle.

Guitar: Vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 4. With the amp turned up a little (vol 5, treble 5, bass 5), and played down by the bridge. Fingerstyle.

Guitar: Vol 10, tone 10, varitone position 4. With the amp turned up a little further still (vol 7, treble 5, bass 5), Fingerstyle.



Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1961 Gibson EB3
through a
1973 WEM Dominator Bass Mk 1

1961 Gibson EB31973 WEM Dominator Bass Mk 1
Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

more vintage guitar soundclips.

Pos 1 - neck pickup only with tone choke

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Clean amp: volume 3, bass 4, treble 5. Played fingerstyle.

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 4, treble 5. Played fingerstyle.

Pos 2 - bridge pickup only

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 4, treble 5. Fingerstyle.

Pos 3 - both pickups in parallel

Guitar: volumes 10, tones 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 4, treble 5. Fingerstyle.

Pos 4 - neck pickup only

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 4, treble 5. Fingerstyle.



Vintage Guitar Soundclip:
1961 Gibson EB3
through a
1964 Gibson Atlas IV

1961 Gibson EB31964 Gibson Atlas IV
Shure SM57 microphone, into an M-audio mobile pre USB interface.

more vintage guitar soundclips.

Pos 1 - neck pickup only with tone choke

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 7, treble 7. Fingerstyle.

Pos 2 - bridge pickup only

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 7, treble 7. Fingerstyle.

Guitar: volume 10, tone 2. Amp: volume 5, bass 7, treble 7. Fingerstyle.

Pos 3 - both pickups in parallel

Guitar: volumes 10, tones 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 7, treble 5. Fingerstyle.

Guitar: all controls at 10, except bridge tone 2. Amp: volume 5, bass 7, treble 5. Played with a pick.

Pos 4 - neck pickup only

Guitar: volume 10, tone 10. Amp: volume 5, bass 7, treble 5. Fingerstyle.


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