In this video Gene is shown playing the Gibson EB-O in black. According to the website [Axeology](http://axeology.com/Gibson.html) this bass is "long believed to be a prototype for a possible Gibson Gene Simmons signature guitar, this bass is actually a heavily modified 60's Gibson EB-0."more
In an article from [Gibson.com](http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Peter-Hook-Talks-Joy-Division-New-Order-And-Bass.aspx) Peter Hook tells Michael Leonard "The first bass I really invested in was a Gibson EB-0. I love the sound of Gibson basses, but I needed a double-octave scale for my style of playing. So I had to get a copy of an EB-2 made by [U.K. guitar maker] Chris Eccleshall."more
In this photo, Kim Gordon can be seen playing a Gibson EB-O. On Sonic Youth's [website](http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/bass19.html) it says: "Used by Kim/Jim 2002-2009 NOTES: '69 EB-0 purchased in Austin on the Murray Street North American to replace the blue P-Bass she'd been using previously, because she was unhappy with its sound. Jim used this bass on "Kool Thing" "Kissability" and "Drunken Butterfly" when Kim isn't playing. Jim didn't seem to use this (much?) in 2004. Kim says: "I've been using the EB-0 because it's just easier and smaller [than the Thunderbird]. It only sounds good with new strings, though [usually D'addario mediums]. I'd like to have another bass that has more resonance to it, but for now this one is really fun to play live." -Red body -1 pickup -Rosewood fretboard -Black pickguard -2 knobs"more
"Calling himself an “artist first,” Walker’s got the guitar collection to back it up. With his three favorite Gibsons being his ’67 ES-335, ’71 ES-355, and a late-’60s EB0 bass, Walker says, “Those are my Gibsons that I don’t take on the road. " - Walker about his Gibson EB-0 and other Gibson guitars.more
When my original bass was stolen, my roommate, also a bass player, suggested that I search out an EB-O for the music I was playing at the time. I had been borrowing one if his P-basses. It took awhile but I finally found one in pieces and the finish stripped. Another buddy put it back together and finished it in black rather than the SG red. It has the perfect sound for the proto-punk stuff we were doing in Death (the Milwaukee version) in the early 1970s. Just a flat out loud sound and extremely easy to play! Just getting back into music and this is my go to instrument to get my fingers retrained!
I haven't played around with this bass yet, but so far it has been incredible to use. I managed to find a 1966 (WELL used) and couldn't look at it for long without buying it. I regret absolutely nothing about it, and considering most of it is original and it has large visible damage to the body, playing it is still a dream.