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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

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  • Re-creation of a '60s classic authorized by Gibson
  • Based on the SG with 30-1/2" scale
  • Great axe for anyone not quite large enough for a full-sized bass
  • Small and light
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EpiphoneEB-0 Electric Bass
 
4.3

(based on 201 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (4)
  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Recording (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A 40 year itch!

I had a late 60's Gibson EB-O stolen in the early 70"s and I have had an itch that needed to be scratched ever since. Vintage Gibsons are totally out of my...Read complete review

I had a late 60's Gibson EB-O stolen in the early 70"s and I have had an itch that needed to be scratched ever since. Vintage Gibsons are totally out of my price range and Gibson no longer makes the short scale EB-O so It had to be an Epipi. The original 3 point bridge is spotty at best and the pick-up weak, so I changed it out for a DiMarzio dp120 Model One from MF and a Hipshot Truetone bridge. After as couple of hours at my local wizard luthier and a set of DP flat wound strings... I now have a truly amazing short scale wonder! The basic guitar is very well made and straight ... my luthier actually told me he thinks it is better made than most of the Gibsons he sees these days, so for way less than the big boys, I now have the base of my dreams again!
Thanks Musician Friend!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid beginner bass

I've been using this bass exclusively for about a year. I love the small scale because I have small hands and I can play it much faster than bigger basses. I love the tone...Read complete review

I've been using this bass exclusively for about a year. I love the small scale because I have small hands and I can play it much faster than bigger basses. I love the tone of the pickup, but I feel like it doesn't pick up the E string as well as the others and therefore notes I play on that string are quieter. It's also hard to pick this bass with fingers as there is no good place to rest your hand, especially if you're playing the E string. It's much better with a pick. Due to the shape of it, my picking hand gets really fatigued quickly due to the angle that it forces me to hold my arm and it's sharp edges make it very uncomfortable compared to other basses. The short scale is great for standard tuning, but if you need to lower it at all, the intonation gets all out of wack quickly and it never sounds in tune. So avoid this bass if you plan to play in any drop tunings. Despite that, I still enjoy it. It's a good bass for the money, but it clearly has it's limitations.

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3.0

Easy to play. Unique tone.

By Chip

from California dreaming

About Me Child

Pros

  • short scale for smaller hands

Cons

  • Flat sound... but that isn't always a negative!

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

    For years I've played an inexpensive Squier P-bass. I'm not the biggest guy on the block, so I thought I'd try a smaller scale bass so I could span three frets with three fingers, as opposed to using four to span the distance on a 34" scale fretboard. I picked up an Epiphone EB-O on sale. Much easier to play scale-wise.
    My problem is with the tone, or lack thereof. I'm used to the bark-like bottom end of the p-bass, but the Epiphone doesn't sound like that. If you love indistinct vague low notes of questionable origin, a sound as aggressive as a mouse at a cat convention, string taughtness that rivals jello, and sustain that rivals a teenage boy's romantic encounter with a swimsuit supermodel, the Epiphone has you covered. As for me... I'm back to the P-bass.

     
    5.0

    Great Bass For The Money

    By JonB

    from Long Island, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

      This is a great Bass at an awesome price. The 30.5" profile is great for beginners and for more experienced players who don't have the longest fingers - like me! Sounds good as is but a pickup upgrade would turn this Bass from "great-for-the-price" into "Great. Period." Classic look, easy to play, and very comfortable. I would recommend this Bass to any and all.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Solid beginner bass

      By Blastoplast

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good For Smaller People
      • Good Tone
      • Well Built For The Price

      Cons

      • Not Comfortable To Play
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

      I've been using this bass exclusively for about a year. I love the small scale because I have small hands and I can play it much faster than bigger basses. I love the tone of the pickup, but I feel like it doesn't pick up the E string as well as the others and therefore notes I play on that string are quieter. It's also hard to pick this bass with fingers as there is no good place to rest your hand, especially if you're playing the E string. It's much better with a pick. Due to the shape of it, my picking hand gets really fatigued quickly due to the angle that it forces me to hold my arm and it's sharp edges make it very uncomfortable compared to other basses. The short scale is great for standard tuning, but if you need to lower it at all, the intonation gets all out of wack quickly and it never sounds in tune. So avoid this bass if you plan to play in any drop tunings. Despite that, I still enjoy it. It's a good bass for the money, but it clearly has it's limitations.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Little Bass

      By Jeff, Young Old Timer

      from Lakeland, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great for all venues
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Original bridge could / should be better

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

      I wrote a review for this bass a few days ago, and I made one big mistake I need to correct. My wife did tell me to get this bass, but - and here's the correction - it arrived the day AFTER she passed away and never got to see it. Sorry my brain was still disengaged when I wrote the first review. The more I play it, the more I appreciate my darling wife's blessing on it. She would have loved it. I've also had a little more time now to play it, and I am more impressed with its retro 60s sound and feel than before. I do highly recommend changing the bridge with a Hipshot Gibson two-point bridge. It's fully adjustable for action and intonation, and the string saddles are independent of each other. That means tuning one string will not affect the other three as is the case with the original bridge. Also, the sustain improvement is quite noticeable. If you want to be truly happy with an EB-O, just do it. I also found the Rotosound 77SM flat wound strings to be very good and add to that vintage sound. They fit on very well, too. I changed my rating from four to five stars due to the improved performance. It's worth the money.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Little Nostalgic Bass

      By Jeff - Young Old Timer

      from Lakeland, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great Vintage Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

        When I told my wife that the short scale EB-O was back in production, she told me to go ahead and get it. Mind you, this is after several "no more basses" and with no conversation or opposition whatsoever. After I did a bunch of research and read reviews, I went for it. I also ordered a Hipshot bridge for better sustain and ease of adjustment. The original bridge leaves a lot to be desired, hence the 4 stars. Once I had the bridge on and replaced the strings with RotoSound 77 flat wounds, I found myself back in 1965. This little guy sounds EXACTLY like the original Animal's Gibson bass tone for tone. It has that vintage thump that I used to love on so many 60' songs. I will treasure this baby forever, especially since my darling wife passes away right after it came in. She thought the cherry stained mahogany was gorgeous. It plays great; there's nothing not to like about it. Of 14 basses I own now, this one is and always be far more special to me than all the others combined.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good bass but it needs modifications.

        By Chain

        from Hamilton

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

        After you change the nut or machine it for flat wound strings or just about any replacement heavier gaged strings and upgrade the pickup you will have one of the nicest bass's for playing loud, heavy, fast music. The shorter neck makes a huge difference. Sounds awesome through an Ampeg stack with a 66 vintage Humbucker. Before the changes it was just good for practicing, good for a beginner, really inexpensive and looks cool but needs these changes if your in any way serious.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great price great bass

        By GuitarZero84

        from Knoxville, Tn

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Ease of Use
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Great looking
        • Neck Size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Learning
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

          I bought this as my first bass guitar. I have been playing guitar for over 15 years now and wanted to branch out. I bought this for recording purposes and needed s cheap bass that sounded good enough to back up my guitar. I got the bass, tuned it, plugged it in and started jamming.

          Being that it is a shorter neck it was easier to transition from my les Paul standard to this SG styled bass. I have been recording and have had zero problems. If I do find any, the bridge, neck, and pickup are all adjustable. Great bass!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pleasantly surprised

          By Rockingeezer

          from Chippewa falls Wi

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Looks Cool
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

              In 1971 my parents gave me a Gibson EB0 for graduation. Though it was my first guitar of any kind, I thought it was great (wish I still had it!). I just bought this Epiphone EB0 a couple weeks ago, and it's almost like homecoming. It plays beautifully, has good action, sounds great and is easy to play...good point as my wife is learning to play this too. Even though it only has one pickup, I do like the sound, however treble-y percussive attacks don't happen. Rich, full wall rattling bass is what it does best. Just ordered an Ampeg Micro CL to go with it. All told, I really like this bass, and it was a terrific deal too!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A 40 year itch!

              By Bubba Mojo

              from Fair Oaks, CA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

              I had a late 60's Gibson EB-O stolen in the early 70"s and I have had an itch that needed to be scratched ever since. Vintage Gibsons are totally out of my price range and Gibson no longer makes the short scale EB-O so It had to be an Epipi. The original 3 point bridge is spotty at best and the pick-up weak, so I changed it out for a DiMarzio dp120 Model One from MF and a Hipshot Truetone bridge. After as couple of hours at my local wizard luthier and a set of DP flat wound strings... I now have a truly amazing short scale wonder! The basic guitar is very well made and straight ... my luthier actually told me he thinks it is better made than most of the Gibsons he sees these days, so for way less than the big boys, I now have the base of my dreams again!
              Thanks Musician Friend!

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not as good/bad as some are saying

              By JOSEPH PETRINO

              from NY NY

              Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

              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.

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