This is my secret weapon a bass i have had 30 years 1970 Gibson EB-3 I string it with light flats from la bella and the short scale makes them amazingly easy to play it has a fat fuzzy sound with both those pickups too
I have a '68 and these things are workhorses! I threw some flats on there as well, the lighter Ernie Group III set, and it sings now- after years of sitting in its case in a corner at my grandpa's house.
Does yours have the thumb rest, or is it open like the one pictured? I've always preferred the big block rest over one of the small Fender finger rests.