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The hardware, pickup, knobs, and pickguard all look period-appropriate.
The intonation problems will only occur if the silk winding at either end go over the saddle or nut. But the string s are a little bit bigger at the end the string near (near the ball end). This extends perhaps an inch past the ball end on average, whether covered by silk or not.
It has a serial number of 600479, putting it somewhere between ’68 and ’69.
The cherry finish on the top of the body is in fantastic shape with only light wear and checking.
But someone told me that short scale strings are better for the intonation. That is one good feature of the Labellas- they don't have silk windings to interfere with the Gibson two-point bridge.
I've heard that long scale strings on a short scale can endure stress around the tuning key post; the silk windings that end can prevent this, but if you get a too long string, you'll need to cut that end off.
Me, I use labella flats and wallow in the mud......
that brings me to side question (probably covered before somewhere). - '82 Gibson Victory Standard - '72 & '78 Fender Music Master Basses - '50s / '60s Egmond Princess 2 - Fender BG-32 - ...That is one good feature of the Labellas- they don't have silk windings to interfere with the Gibson two-point bridge. Ideally you don't want this to rest on the saddle for intonation and consistency of action, sometimes you don't have a lot of choice, though.Actually, this would likely be the same length on a long or short scale set.Y'all seem to have more Gibson-centric folks over here......I just picked this up locally - a 1967 EB-2 in nice shape...nut is replaced (not pretty but working) but the rest looks original. It's got flats on it now, but I'm thinking of switching to rounds.I don't think i've ever broken a bass string - but I play with my fingers.