Used by Kim:
Kim was given this bass by its former owner, Mike Watt. Check this interview where he discusses it at length!
Per the above interview, he bought this off eBay and a previous owner had tried to convert it to a six-string. He had to put pins in the body where the neck joined because the extra tension had cracked it. It may have originally been an EB-0?
Blue body w/ silver undercoat (painted, originally brown)
Aguilar OBP-3 preamp
3 pickups: Bartolini ZBS-440 pickup in the bridge, Bartolini humbucker in mid, original (?) neck pickup
Midrange control with mini-switch for 400/800hz mid frequency and preamp bypass mini-switch.
Pickup blend control (chicken-headed knob) blends the middle pickup with either the bridge or neck pickup, depending on which one is selected
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