Epiphone EB-0 vs. Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special HB

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  1. Dradder

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    I'm thinking of picking up an inexpensive single humbucker bass, so interested in anyone's opinions, experiences, comments, etc., on the Epiphone EB-0 versus the Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special HB. Thanks!
     
  2. armypunkguy1977

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    I prefer the Epi because it's a short scale; put tge Squier is much more versatile, especially with the eq.
     
  3. Geni758

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    Go with the Squier. I had the Epi you are considering and it was awful. Currently have Squier VM Jaguar SS and it is miles better. I've also considered that model with the single HB. I think it would be good.
     
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    And a specific question...

    Withe the Squier HB's active tone circuit, or whatever it's called, and there being a battery and all in the bass, would it be better running the Squier through an active or a passive DI box? Thanks!
     
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    The pickup in the Squier Jag HB is very high output, I have nothing else to add.
     
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    I went into GC to buy a speakon cable and to specifically check out the Epi EB-0 because I was thinking of buying one. The GC I went into didn't have one but I saw the Squire Jag HB for $129 brand new, played it for two minutes and within a few seconds I knew I was getting it. I played it that night at a gig, no setup needed, and it was great! It's my second bass, the 1st that I have played for the last three years is a short scale Danelectro Longhorn. The bass is light and the pickup is powerful and punchy. If you are looking for super low end, not the best choice. I like plinky-plunky percussive muted picked bass and this Squire Jag HB is a real bargain and a treat to play if you are into that kind of funky punky punchy kind of sound. I am a heavy handed flatpicker on the bass so take that into consideration. I think it looks great as well. I got the Candy Apple Red one. I would recommend the Squire Jag HB for sure. I have never played the Epi EB-0 but I have read that the humbucker is very muddy sounding.
     

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