Epiphone EB3 5 string - Opinions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PanteraFan, Feb 3, 2002.

  1. My friend is buying his first bass, and a good deal has been ofered to him. An Epiphone EB35 for £100($142) mint used. It's in great shape, but I've only found two reviews on the net, both of which were good. I want to know what type of music this bass is suited to, and how it suits a beginner. I'm going to restring it EADGC for him, as he wants the E on the top and he's a former guitar player, so I'm trying to get him into chording early:D.

    He was gonna buy an Ibanez GSR200, but he doesn't want to spend more money if this Epi is any good. So, how does it compare to the Ibanez? In reviews, the GSR got lower ratings than the Epi, even though there are much less reviews of the Epi.

    So, opinions? Problems with the bass? Also, can anyone explain the 5 way switch and what function it has(more for my own personal sanity than anything)?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. I'm sorry, but I refuse to believe that NOBODY owns this bass.