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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
 
4.4

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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.

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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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(71 of 87 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Beginning Bass

By GuitarMan8000

from El Cajon, CA

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric 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 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.

(49 of 63 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EB-0

By jk4mann1

from Houston,Tx

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

My favorite guitar came in a bass style with warm low tones and punchy high tones. Truly a wonderful instrument.

(26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great starter bass

By MC Chauncey

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

When I first decided to play bass, I knew I wanted a nice, cheap bass with a small scale, because I'd never played before, and I'm a girl with small hands, and also because I wanted to save money (who doesn't? =]) The bass itself is very well-made, considering its price, though I have found that the nut on the output jack seems to twist around when it's plugged in, and after constantly re-tightening it I've had the bad luck to snap some of the wires inside (a problem fixed with a few screwdrivers, a razor and electric tape). My other complaint is that it is SO GOSHDARN HEAVY. It starts to kill my shoulder after a few songs...which isn't all that fun. But all in all, a great starter bass. But get a good, wide strap that's easy on your shoulders to help distribute the weight more evenly.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Personal Favorite

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

This is my first bass that I own but I have tried another EB0 before I bought this one. I have played this bass for eight months and I haven't grown tired of it. It has such an excellent feel to it. Such an awsome tone. As soon as I started playing this particular bass, I immediatlely fell in love with it. By far, besides the Thunderbird, the EB0 is an instant classic that follows in the footsteps of its Gibson cousins.

(15 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good guitar

By dKApzZ

from NY

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

Slapping is a little hard because of pick up location and must be done on guitar neck, making it hard to slap and pop because u cant pop over the pickup either.. it looks good though, sounds good, definitely worth the money..

(14 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

hmmmm........

By Fender_bass

from Reno, NV

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

The epiphone eb-0 has a very boring, non versatile tone. It comes equipped with a low quality bridge(I know this because I have played several of the same bass and gotten the same results). The bridge gives it terrible sustain as you go higher up on the fretboard and an annoying buzzing sound if you like to use drop-d or drop-c tuning. it is also a shorter scale bass than the norm. I would not recommend this as a purchase for an experienced player but maybe as a cheap starter bass. My recommendation is to treat yourself to a standard p-bass or an ibanez.

(11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass

By BassKid 5225

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

I've have been playing bass for about 2 years now and my dad says I'm pretty good. I started out with my dad's 1960 something Kimberly bass ,but anyway this SG is a great bass, a smooth nice sound, everything is good. But I'd like a Gibson though. The only bad thing was the Volume knob fell off.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing bass

By Spike of brt

from Bristol, VT

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

This bass is great. This is my first bass and gives me the perfect tone for what I play. This bass is very light and the picture doesnt even show how beautiful the cherry finish is. I agree it is very hard to slap so I play with a pick (also cause I play guitar.) This bass looks just like Tripps from dope, Who is a big influence for me. I Cant complain except for the neck heavier than body but thats it.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone EBO Bass Cherry

By Joe Barfield

from Gainesville,Georgia

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

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

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Little Bass

By Jeff, Young Old Timer

from Lakeland, FL

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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.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great beginner bass

By toxic fevers bassist

from columbis,ohio

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

This bass is great if your a beginner though it's kind of buzzing but you can fix that part it goes away after a while and it doesn't have a lot of substain.This bass is good for a beginner who is going to play a lot of covers so if your a beginner buying this bass I recommend it.

(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Come on now!

By Fenders suck

from Chicago, Il

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

All of you bass snobs. I tried one of these in the store last week. It plays like butter. I've been playing for more years than I care to say, and I can't believe what you can get for 200 bucks these days. I have a Hamer 8 string and a Hofner that are both 30.5" scale so this fits like a glove. If you think the strings suck, put on some Pyramids. Thats what Jack Cassidy did. If you think the pickup sucks, buy a real one from Gibson. If the bridge is bad, etc. You can't get the wood from a real EB0 for this price. I'm getting one tommorow. Jeez, for $200 you can get a tiny amp and tuner also. The amp will make a swell paperweight and the tuner, well... tuning is highly overrated. How much more could you ask for?

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Impressed

By JOSEPH PETRINO

from NY NY

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

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!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A lot of guitar for $200

By Jeff

from SF, CA

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Beginner Bass

By Bassist

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

It's a great bass overall, it got a great sound its not that heavy like some basses and its great for beginners, I got this bass 2 days ago and its a great deal for its price. Good quality and great sound I would reccomend buying this bass.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

not bad

By Jordan

from elkhorn wisconsin

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

I am not a bass player, I'm a guitar player who bought a bass to play for fun. honsetly its a great guitar for the money, it rattles alot, but the shorter neck length makes it an easier ajustment for a guitar player. its great for someone just looking for a bass to jam with some other people on or for starters

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lovely Bass

By Paul C.

from Bloomingdale, IL

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best bass for any price

By Nancy Nowak

from Grand chute wisconsin

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

not as expected...

By robert lillegard

from broken arrow, OK

Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

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

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Little Nostalgic Bass

By Jeff - Young Old Timer

from Lakeland, FL

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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.

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