All posts for the month February, 2013

1966 Gibson EB-2D “Triple Bypass” Modification


For those brave souls who wish to go fishing in their F-holes, I present to you a case study in implementing the fabled EB2 choke-bypass modification.  This was my attempt at it, and I was extremely happy with the outcome – especially since no irreversible modification to the bass was required.   What is this […]

1995 Rickenbacker 4003s/8 Structural Repair


In December 2012, I purchased a Rickenbacker 4003s/8 8-string bass project from Ishibashi Music in Japan.  The bass had been heavily discounted due to a structural issue that had rendered it unplayable.  If I recall correctly, their website listing stated something to the effect of: “major faulting, we do not recommend this bass” :) I […]