I have just fallen in love with the tone of the Gibson EB-2 bass guitar. I have the Epiphone Rivoli from the '60s, hard to date, but it was made between '63 and '67. Perfection from the same plant as the Gibsons in Kalamazoo. What a dream bass - punchy, full, sustaining, and easy to play.
I was hoping someone could chime in that knows about this instrument. Thanks I have the Epiphone Rivoli from the '60s, hard to date, but it was made between '63 and '67. Perfection from the same plant as the Gibsons in Kalamazoo. What a dream bass - punchy, full, sustaining, and easy to play.
The EB-2's tone and style attracted notable bassists like Chas Chandler of the Animals and John Entwistle.
Gibson ES335-type semi-hollowbody bass all original and in good condtion for its age.
A single humbucker on the neck and a shorter scale length identify the EB-2 and set it apart from the likes of the EB-2D, which was released in '66 sporting two neck pickups.
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My friend has an old Rivoli, it's a short scale bass, and I found out something I never knew: besides the regular pickup, it also has an acoustic-type pickup embedded in it somewhere (under the bridge? I don't know if the Gibson version had this or not.
I do know that a lot of the British Invasion bands in the early 60's used Rivoli's/EB-2's, they seemed to be pretty popular at that time.