Authorized by Gibson, with the EB-0 Electric Bass, Epiphone has brought back a classic bass guitar of the early '60s. Based on the SG, this guitar-sized (30-1/2" scale) electric bass is a great axe fo... Read More
Authorized by Gibson, with the EB-0 Electric Bass, Epiphone has brought back a classic bass guitar of the early '60s. Based on the SG, this guitar-sized (30-1/2" scale) electric bass is a great axe for anyone not quite large enough for a full-size bass. Though small and light, the Epiphone EB-0 Bass has huge sound, and full-size people can play it too. Case sold separately.
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Great Beginning Bass
This is my first bass. I walked into the store to look at basses and saw this. I looked at it I knew it was the one I wanted. I plugged it in...Read complete review
This is my first bass. I walked into the store to look at basses and saw this. I looked at it I knew it was the one I wanted. I plugged it in and it played great. It has a good fat sound with good highs and lows. The one pickup is kind of iffy though. It's also hard to slap on it. Slapping just seems unnatural. But, this is still a great bass if you're a beginner.
Most Liked Negative Review
good, until you try and make it better
I've gone through 2 of these basses in 2 years and had the exact same problem with both of them. The bridge has popped out of the wood of the guitar on 2 seperate...Read complete review
I've gone through 2 of these basses in 2 years and had the exact same problem with both of them. The bridge has popped out of the wood of the guitar on 2 seperate basses when I have tried to adjust the action. Tonewise the bass is NOT that versatile. In order to get any semi-decent tone our of it you have to do all the adjusting on your amp. all in all iit was a decent bginner bass, until I tried to make it better. If I were you I would try the squires that are in this price range as an alternative
Reviewed by 39 customers
Not as good as some are saying and not as bad as others are saying. In this price range there are some other choices I would look into also if I were you. This bass is not for everyone. It's built very solid and their is nothing "cheap" about the way it's made. The neck feels good, but I've played many short scales that feel better. Others will disagree with me, but the sidewinder pickup sounds awful. You'll need to replace that at some point. Many complain about the 3 point bridge. It works fine. Learn how to use it. There seems to be two body versions. A light plywood version and a heavy mahogany version. I have the heavy version and it is just too heavy. I like this bass, but there are better choices in this price range.
I bought one as a backup bass (in black) and I must say I'm very impressed with the attention to detail. Mine is made in Indonesia. The finish is beautiful and all joints fit together perfect. The fingerboard is very pretty wood. The setup is very good but you will need to do the intonation. The saddles were left in the visually pleasing diagonal position which means no one did the intonation. Not a big deal. Also I use tiny washers on the ball end of the strings to keep the silk from riding on the saddles. It works, so don't listen to the BS about the 3 point bridge. The sidewinder pickup is much better than I had read. You just need to EQ it correctly. It's very punchy and I think it's gig worthy. Nice job Epiphone!
From top to bottom- the tuners are nice, solid, and stay in tune, smooth feel and nice gear ratio. the neck is a nice solid neck, now it is made out of mahogany but its very stable. it may be bolt on but you cant really tell the difference with that. it may have only one pickup but MAN its a great pickup, great for the rock side of music. the pickup is better than those on alot of other basses. the body is mahogany so you'll get a darker tone out of it. the controls are great, solid, and built to last. this bass may cost only 200 dollars but its the same as a les paul jr. costing low on the gibson range. all in all a great bass, very solid
To start, I bought this bass after falling in love with the physcodelic rock sound and wanted a more bassy tone like that of legendary bassist Jack Bruce, needles to say the only logical choice was a SG style EB bass. After some research I found the Gibson SG to fall short of the sound I sought. The next alternative was Epiphone, which blew away all my expectations in sound and feel, even despite the fact that mine is used. The Singlehumbucker is more than capable of producing a great range of tones. Neck dive isn't as bad as most people make it out to be. The real beauty is that unlike Fender which has been copied in every possible way, the Epiphone is a unique insrument which does justice to its long laid to rest Gibson conterpart, keeping its tone craftsmanship and feel alive and well in the great price model.
I bought this bass almost 5 years ago when I first began playing bass, and I am still playing it to this day (for lack of appropriate funds to get a Rickenbacker). Although I am currently searching for a new bass, I have few negative things to say about this bass other than that the action could be smoother, and that the single soap bar humbucker limits the range of tone that you can get out of it. Also, for it's price so be prepared for occasional maintenance. I have had to re-soder the input jack connecting a few times. Here's some positives: It's affordable and a great bass for starting out. Also, with it being a short scale bass you can put it in a large guitar case and not have to spring for a bass case. The short scale nature and thin neck allows for people with small hands and short fingers to play it easily, and if you have long fingers and large hands like myself you can fly on it if you wax your fret board. Some tips: -If you want strap locks you will probably only be able to put one on the rear strap position because the front one doesn't allow for the screws in most strap lock kits to fit. -If you can't afford a better bass, like myself, than just play it on a good amp. I bought a GK 300 watt amp from GC and plugged this baby in and with some adjustments on the equalizer it sounded like a new bass in itself.
I've been playing bass on and off for 15 years and I decided to get an instrument to just play around the house. I've owned Rickenbackers and Fenders (USA made) and I thought I was going to get a "toy bass" for $200 but I was shocked at how amazing this instrument sounds! If you want something that's lightweight, comfortable, and sounds great, this is the bass for you. I absolutely recommend this bass.
Okay, first off I'm gonna say that this is my first bass and that I'm more experienced with electric guitars, so my input should not be taken with 100% seriousness. Now that we have that out of the way... I bought it today and I have to say, I'm loving it. I've played a Gibson SG Bass before also at my GC tons of times and i have to say, even though the Gibson obviously has better tone, this bass is still awesome. First off, the pictures really don't do justice at all. The GC pictures make it look very plain and almost plastic-y looking. But when I saw it in the store it looked absolutely beautiful. The wood grain with a sweet dark cherry color is a look that can't go unnoticed. And the tone of the bass is delicious too. In my opinion the sound is full like a bass should be and with proper EQ it makes for a deep rich tone that you could get out of something much more pricey. Now, i know what some of you are thinking. "Oh a good bass doesn't need EQ to sound at its best." Well let me tell you, this definitely isn't a Gibson or Fender or something high-end like that, so don't expect perfection out of the box. I use NI Guitar Rig Pro 4 with an Mbox 2 mini to get the sound to its fullest. It's great and, beginner or not, I think you will love this bass when you get it. And remember, if you don't you can always bring it back. Cons: A little heavy, but I've never considered weight to big of a deal. Other than that everything seems great to me.
IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!!! Also has no buzz and great sound. Its so easy to play and nice to show off. I also own the original gibson and i see no difference in the sound quality which is saying something. i bought one for my son i was so happy with it and sold my gibson sadly due to private issues but this is a good replacement!
The Gwinnett County Store in Lawrenceville,Georgia The staff was great and very helpful Brian and Eric. Great Bass Great price.No buzz like some reviews say. looks great easy to play.
Great little Bass Guitar.Easy to play sounds good looks real good.Has a warm sound no Buzz like i have heard.I have a Schecter custon 4 Diamond Series also.It has a different sound. Thats why i got this Bass Guitar and love playing it. Joe
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