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In 1959 these were followed by the more conventional-looking EB-0 Bass.
The EB-0 was very similar to a Gibson SG in appearance (although the earliest examples have a slab-sided body shape closer to that of the double-cutaway Les Paul Special).
The earliest production Jazz basses had a "stacked" volume and tone control for each pickup; this was soon changed to the familiar configuration of a volume control for each pickup, and a single passive tone control.
Around 1947, Tutmarc's son, Bud, began marketing a similar bass under the Serenader brand name, prominently advertised in the nationally distributed L. Heater Music Company wholesale jobber catalogue of 1948.The 1935 sales catalog for Tutmarc's electronic musical instrument company, Audiovox, featured his "Model 736 Bass Fiddle", a four-stringed, solid-bodied, fretted electric bass guitar with a The adoption of a guitar's body shape made the instrument easier to hold and transport than any of the existing stringed bass instruments.The addition of frets enabled bassists to play in tune more easily than on fretless acoustic or electric upright basses.The Fender VI, a 6 string bass, was tuned one octave lower than standard guitar tuning.It was released in 1961, and was briefly favored by Jack Bruce of Cream.