1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

Epiphone EB-0 SS Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wisconsindead, Jan 3, 2014.


  1. wisconsindead

    wisconsindead

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Any thoughts on this Epiphone EB-0 SS Bass? It seems like it might be a good starting point for a new bass. Likely put a darkstar pickup or two on it. Which would put me at half of the price of a new Guild Starfire Bass. Just looking to get a solid short scale bass that I can mod to my desires without breaking the bank. The bridge looks like a hassle to work with but again, at $200 for the bass, a new bridge would be not a big deal.
     
  2. jacksplat

    jacksplat

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Canada
    While opinions, as always, vary widely on this forum, I must say that I am quite pleased with my modded EB-0. I replaced the stock pick-up with a dimarzio model 1 and am keeping my eyes open for a hipshot bridge to replace the crap thing that is there now. it is a swell beater bass that has also proven gig worthy for those situations where I don't want to take my musicmans. I would suggest checking the TB classifieds regularly as there are some good deals to be had there if you are interested, as I was, in keeping costs down. As well, from a pure fun perspective, the short scale is a blast to play.
     
  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Location:
    Queens
    I recently bought one, and returned it shortly thereafter cuz I found one in the color I wanted and with the hipshot supertone in the classifieds.

    I loved it as it is stock, but the new one that's trapped in a ups hub right now cuz of the snow should potentially be more awesome with the better bridge. I may or may not swap the pickup for the dimarzio depending on how it sounds as is.
     
  4. wisconsindead

    wisconsindead

    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    thanks for the rapid replies and advice.

    Is this an easy bridge replacement? I'd prefer to not have to drill holes into it.

    Why would they put such a non user friendly bridge on there?

    323, what color did you like? I think the black looks pretty nice (says the guy wearing all black)
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Location:
    Queens
  7. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Location:
    Erie, PA
    I have a Korean made EB-0 and I like it. It doesn't sound muddy and it plays nice.

    I've read that some of the Chinese EB-0's can be poor quality.
     
  8. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Location:
    Queens
    What about the Indonesian? The new one I'm getting is apparently Indonesian.
     
  9. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Location:
    Erie, PA
    I don't recall hearing anything about Indonesian EB-0's, but one would suspect that they may have been made in the same plant as the Squier VM's and CV's. That would be a good thing.

    But keep in mind that I'm no expert, just relaying what I found from my own research.
     
  10. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Location:
    SE Como
    CVs are Chinese-made.

    With the giant pickup cover on the EB-0 a guy could hide a lot of interesting pickup types under there.
     
  11. klejst

    klejst

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    About four months ago I packed it in playing bass (for a couple reasons) and went back to playing guitar. I am throwing around the idea of getting back into playing bass.

    I have found a used but good condition Ebony version of this bass for $100. It is being sold out of state for I cannot check it out in person and my local music stores do not currently have one in stock I can get a feel for it on. I have owned and played Precision basses before however a change is alright and for budget reasons I cannot get too crazy. I have never played a SS bass before either but I hear some prefer them because of their smaller neck, size and sometimes weight and you can actually play faster on them. I am 6' 4" so it may look a little funny on me but I cannot imagine it being much bigger then standard guitar size?

    I have seen mixed reviews on the EB-0 compared to the EB-3 but it's person preference and for $100 I figured it cannot be that bad and should be to satisfy my gist.
     
  12. unclebass

    unclebass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Location:
    Southwest Louisiana
    Well worth the $100. If you don't like it, you should easily be able to get all your money back, if not a few dollars more. If you like it, but want to go long scale, you could go for the Pelham Blue EB-3, it has a 1.5" nut as well. Just got an EB-3 cherry finish, haven't played my others since.
     
  13. klejst

    klejst

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Thanks for the input.
     

Share This Page