I have been looking at Gibson basses. They replaced the EB3 (long scale) with the SB (short scale). I am curious how different theses compare tonally? There are Epiphone EB3s available, but have the three piece bridge and cheeper appointments. I am curious why Gibson does not offer both the EB3 and SB? In my mind the EB3 would be the more serous instrument and would be the one that Gibson would offer, relegating the short scale to Epiphone. Any information would be appreciated.