Sander Vinberg with Gibson EB bass

Sander Vinberg can’t speak highly enough about the EB Bass.

Sander has been playing Americana and soul around the Seattle scene, most notably with Vaudeville Etiquette. He says: “The EB Bass has really grown on me. It took me a while to find a setup that worked with it, but now that I’ve got it set up the way I want, I really dig it. The biggest difference from other similar, passive basses is the neck profile. It is wide and flat for a four-string bass. It is thinner and wider than other Gibson basses, like the semi-hollow Midtown model. The whole bass is also very light. This is not a bad thing, and it has great sustain because of the heavy Babicz™ bridge, but it takes some getting used to.

“The most important thing to me is that it is easy to play. To me, playability is more important than tone. An instrument with great tone sounds good in the abstract, but a bass that is easy to play makes the musician sound good, and that’s what this bass does. It lets me take my attention off of the physical act of playing and focus on creativity and listening. It’s a great counterpart to my double bass, and it’s the only electric I’ve used for shows and recording since I got it.”