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Overview
  • 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
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    $332.00
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  • Your Price:
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      A big-sounding 30-1/2"-scale bass for smaller players.

      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.

      Features
      • 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
      • Sidewinder Humbucker Pickups
      • Chrome Hardware
      • Nut Width: 1.50"
      • Mahogany, Bolt-on neck
      • Rosewood Fingerboard
      • Dot inlay
      • Mahogany body
      • Case sold separately

      A sweet deal on a quality instrument. Order today!

       
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      EpiphoneEB-0 Electric Bass
       
      4.3

      (based on 156 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (82)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (47)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      88%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good feel (9)
      • Fun to play (6)
      • Good tone (6)
      • Good pick up (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording (6)
        • Jamming (4)
        • Practicing (3)
        • Small venues (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (7)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Nice Little Dynamo Bass

        I have been playing bass professionally since I was 16. Getting close to retirement now. So its been a lot of years. I cannot remember how many bass guitars I have bought,...Read complete review

        I have been playing bass professionally since I was 16. Getting close to retirement now. So its been a lot of years. I cannot remember how many bass guitars I have bought, traded and sold. I picked up this little bass, frankly, because the years have taken a toll on my hands. I also have a Fender 5 string J bass that has become just too painful to play beyond a set or two. I wanted a smaller scale. I am so estatic with this bass. It is everything I was looking for and at an unbelieveable price to boot. It arrived to my door already set up and intonated as well as I could do myself. I did change strings but I do that with any new guitar even if the last owner just put new strings on the day before I bought it. Sure, its a one humbucker pickup rig with only two knobs. If you're looking for impressive switches and lots of extra knobs, better look somewhere else. I run this guitar through my G-K bass amp and it will shake the world. The sound is a nice full fat butted one that goes perfectly with my music. Using a pick adds a nice percussive effect too. This little one will pump up the drive and get those dancers out on the floor. I've seen it myself. If you are looking for "sexy" you might want to look at something different. You want a bass that will do the job and rule the air without any frills this is your baby. My J bass now is shut lovingly away in its hard case and this one's in the gig bag. Epi scored on this one for me. BTW- I read all the "complaints" about this bass in other reviews. Seems to me like all of those issues could be solved with a little common sense and imagination. But I'll not reveal any trade secrets here today... Blues on Ya.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        An easy fix to a known flaw - Vast improvement now

        A Bass problem Solved.Many basses Particularly the Epiphone Eb-0 and Gibson EB basses.. But other basses also can have this problem especially short scaled ones. The problem is when the cotton or...Read complete review

        A Bass problem Solved.Many basses Particularly the Epiphone Eb-0 and Gibson EB basses.. But other basses also can have this problem especially short scaled ones. The problem is when the cotton or metal windings are resting over the bridge saddle. I have searched extensively over the internet and found no easy solution that would not require machine tooling and hard to find parts. What you need is a spacer that will go down the strings...and will stop at the Ball/Ring end. I came up with a very easy fix that anyone can do.. All you need are Steel 8-32 Nut?s. The Type a screw goes into. The Size is based in USA.. So foreign sized may be different.. If so just bring you ?E? string to you hardware store and try out different sizes until you land one that fits as I initially did. I found I only needed one or 2 nut?s and that moved back the windings so only the string part rested on the Saddle. The amount of nut?s needed may vary depending on the type of strings so just in case buy 5 nut per string and your covered. They cost less than 10 cents each.If using an Epiphone EB0 bass I spoke with Epiphone to find out the Gauge strings the Bass was designed and setup for: They told me to use: E: .105 A: .080 D: .065 G: .045 .If buying a new Epiphone please trust me one this.. Change the strings!!! I could not find and exact match but the closest I found in gauge were all the same except for the A string being .085 in a set of Ernie Ball Hybrid slinky roundwounds - which worked perfectly.

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        5.0

        great price great bass

        By GuitarZero84

        from Knoxville, Tn

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        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!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pleasantly surprised

          By Rockingeezer

          from Chippewa falls Wi

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          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!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A 40 year itch!

              By Bubba Mojo

              from Fair Oaks, CA

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              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!

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              4.0

              Just right for use.

              By Rick Holly

              from New Jersey

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                I do quite a lot of recording. My main instrment is guitar with a decent ability on keyboards. I have been working with midi both in my home studio and live on gigs for more than 20 years now and have been playing professionally (full time and part time) for about 40 years now. Most of the time I do my bass parts on a midi keyboard using sounds from several different digitally sampled sources or in the past used a nice Guild bass that I borrowed from a friend. My friend moved a few years ago and I have been forced to settle for the midi bass approach. Recently I became fed up with the fact that I just struggled to get the bass feel I really wanted using a keyboard. I decided to buy a bass. I own several Epiphone guitars and am impressed with their quality and reasonable price. I bought this bass and immediately took it home and used it plugged through an Alesis tube pre-amp into my Tascam 24 track. The sound was really deep and clear. I didn't touch the EQ while recording and only tweeked it a little while mixing. The bass was just what I was hoping for. It played great with nice action and has a solid well made feel. I use an Alesis SR 18 drum machine on most recordings and the tone of this bass works well with sampled Alesis kick drums. For something that will never leave my home studio it is the perfect bass choice for me.

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                2.0

                Bad bass

                By bassguy

                from california

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Diving Neck
                • Flat Sound
                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                • Display
                • None At All

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                This was my first bass and didnt know what to expect, some days later i notices that i couldnt get a good tone and that the pickup was really microphonic, i really hated its tone compared to friends basses like jazz or p and thunderbird, i sold it and saved more and bought a thunderbird which conviced me the most.

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                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just Buy this Bass

                By Jake

                from Glasgow, KY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Needs Setup On Arrival

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                I bought one of these back in 2008 and ended up trading it and never really forgave myself for it. But I've recently gotten another one and still love this bass. The neck is slim, great for smaller players and this bass plays like a guitar (feels like one too). Its light and moves well but where it really pleases me is the tones, they aren't sharp its more of a smooth quality to the tones but that little pickup has got some range. With a good bass head you can make some shelving adjustments and REALLY see what this bass will do, and you wont be disappointed. Don't let the price of this fool you, if you spend the extra cash and drop a DiMarzio DP 145 in this thing it will rival any gibson on the shelf. Best low range price bass guitar out there, period.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love my 4string

                By playitonabass

                from Cleveland, Ga

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great Jazz Tone
                • Sexyness
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Not balanced

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                Vintage look, simple design, light, sounds great clean or with a distortion.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A Welcome Choice In Tone

                By Thomas777

                from GA

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                • Flat Sound

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                Loved the feel but not the tone. I rewired it to early 60's Gibson EB-0 specs and the tone was way better but it still sounds kind of odd by it's self. However it fit right in to a recorded mix vey well. Deffinately a welcome change from the current dime-a-dozen modern bass tone! (Even Justin Chancelor from Tool has commented that his studio tone sounds good in the mix but strange by it's self). This is the perfect instument for those looking for a unique voice in the electric bass world. Just understand that you may need to stay open to some tweeking. Whether that be an inexpensive mod like the one I did or something more like a pickup swap. Dimarzio makes a good direct replacement that's available here on Musicians Friend.

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                4.0

                Had to send the first one back

                By 50's Rocker

                from Bella Vista, AR

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                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good finish
                • Good Tone
                • Good value
                • Lighter than most 8 lbs
                • Short scale

                Cons

                • a little neck heavy

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                Musician's Friend quickly replaced a defective bass. Since I'm primarily a guitar player, I wanted a short scale bass. There are few options out there. When the first EB-0 arrived, I spent a couple of hours setting it up. Neck, bridge, and intonation all were way out, and a deal breaker 12th fret buzz just wouldn't go away. When I went to adjust the bridge, the screw anchor pulled up from the body of the guitar. Back in the box and a call to MF customer service. They took care of me, and a new one arrived a week later.

                I'm satisfied with this EB-0. It's not a high quality bass, but a good value for the money. Good tone, easy playability with new flat wounds that I installed, looks good, decent tone (after adjusting the pick up). After the first gig, people came up to me and said that they liked the looks and tone of the new bass. The "old" bass is an entry level Hofner.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Bass

                By Mac Pate

                from Jackson, Mississippi

                Comments about Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass:

                Great Rock bass.
                It's a great bass if your looking for a low rock sound. I play a wide range of music from Jazz to Classic Rock. I've been in a few bands and been threw a number of basses but never have i had one that is this good of quality for this little amount of money. If it we me now i would buy the version with two pickups just because you have a wider range of sound. Still a great bass for Rock.

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