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The EB-0 bass makes the authentic SG shape available to all bass players with its easy to play short-scale, narrow neck and total fret access. Its powered by a single Sidewinder bass Humbucking pickup for authentic rock tone.

Surprisingly good little bass0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I picked this up because I wanted to see how a short scale bass would work for me. I have some back and shoulder issues and playing a 34" scale was getting increasingly uncomfortable and my playing time was getting shorter and shorter. I've been spending a lot of time with this bass as a result. I decided to try this bass because it was clearly higher quality than a Squier Bronco, but was more affordable than a Fender Mustang level instrument. First the bad. There's only one pick-up right at the neck, so tonal variation is, shall we say, limited. Adjusting the tone knob doesn't really seem to have much effect at all. I knew this when I made the purchase, so it doesn't bother me, but this isn't for you if you're looking for variety in this regard. The only other issue is that the cable jack hasn't been great - the nut that secures it doesn't stay tight, and the jack itself was ridiculously tight at the outset. It's slowly loosening over time, so it's really not a huge deal, and for $400 I can't really complain. Another thing to watch out for here is neck dive - the SG body is really small, the tuning hardware is big for the size of the instrument, and the location of the strap peg at the bass of the neck all mean that if you let it go, the headstock will be pointing straight down in no time. Again, I new this when I bought it but if this is the sort of thing that bothers you, steer clear. Now for the good. It's pretty well setup out of the box. The action is perhaps a little high, but I'll just have it lowered when I bring it in for a setup/adjustment. Due to the relatively light string tension, this doesn't cause any playability problems, so it's really a matter of preference. The tuners are solid and don't seem to budge at all, the pots are smooth and everything works just as it should. Overall the hardware is great for the price point. Now, I may have just gotten a good copy, but I find the finish on the neck and body to be outstanding. They would be good for an instrument several times this price, so for a bass coming in under $400 it's outstanding. The fretwork and neck are particularly impressive - perfectly rounded and as smooth as they could possibly be. I've compared it directly to friends instruments costing four to five times as much and it absolutely matches the quality of those when it comes to the finishing on the neck - it's crazy good for the price. Finally, it's a lot of fun to look at and to play. Overall, I'm very pleased with this bass. My ratings don't reflect my true appreciation of it, but are representative of what I think most people might be looking for. Based on it's charm and the above average fit and finish for the price, I'd be inclined to give it a much higher rating. This was a very good introduction to short scale bass, and I'm looking forward to getting a Mustang in the near future for a some added tonal variation.
Posted by Scott on Mar 25, 2019
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It?s Ok0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
This was my first bass, and when I initially tried it, it?s was super heavy for an instrument. Then when I tried it when I was gonna buy, it was fine. Now for the features. There is 1 pickup which I don?t like, cause I want more than 1. It is fun to play though. My advice is get this as a 1 year commitment and learn riffs and find other Basses for next year, cause the more I play the thing, the more I grow to dislike it. It is good shapewise. SGs are cool. If I were you, try other more expensive basses (like the thunderbird) to find what is right.
Posted by Jaegar on Mar 18, 2018
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Decent bass1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This is a pretty decent bass. It's feels fine and sounds fine. The sounds doesn't have much punch to it though. Stays in tune enough. The knobs on it are kind of weird. If you turn your tone all the way up, it will be at number 2, and if you turn the tone off the number on the knob is at 3 so that's kinda dumb haha but it's fine. I don't own this bass just rented
Posted by Keenan on Jun 28, 2016
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Great little bass, like the short scale1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I'm mainly guitar player who has played 25 years. Wanted a bass around and I found this to be an excellent option. No it is not a top of the line instrument but for the price I am very happy. Excellent value. My full-time bass playing friends have fun with it when they come over - no regrets.
Posted by Jack G on May 22, 2015
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Short-Scale Bass4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
Being a guitar player primarily, I switched to bass and I found that this made it so much easier to play. I had a regular bass- but the short-scale neck allows me to do so much more. The only drawback- there is very little to no tone variance. I may be looking to go to another type of bass so I can adjust the tone according to the song.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2014
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My Review on the Bass3 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
this was my first bass guitar. at the time (as a beginner) it was a good bass. if your a beginer looking to spend a low budget then this would be pretty good. its been 2 years now and i still have this bass and it works really good. but when you good at bass then youll notice that this sound isnt the best and it is most definatly time for an upgrade. besides thats, its an alright bass.
Posted by anonymous on May 21, 2013
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An alright bass2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSydney, Nova Scotia
This was one of my first bass guitars, purchased it a few years ago because of the sg shape. The finish is very nice, very durable too. The neck is fast and smooth, comfortable to play. The downside is the pickup. The tone is very muddy and they is not a lot you can do with the sound of this bass.
Posted by Travis on Sep 18, 2012
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Epiphone EB-0 short scale bass3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Owned a Gibson EB-0 back in 1968 and sold it a while ago. Lately I've regretted it as I play a Fender P bass and my fingers are getting stiffer with age! Bought this guitar last week and just love it. The finish is top quality and it plays easier than my old Gibson. I would recommend this bass to anyone young or old. It's heavy about the same weight as the P bass, but plays so much easier.
Posted by Ed Dukes on Apr 28, 2012
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Exellent value!!!!3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Purchased this bass for my son. For the money you can't beat it. No fret buzz, stays in tune, great bass hands down(for something that is made in china).
Posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2010
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