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have you tried a epiphone EB-O?

Discussion in 'Ask Mike Watt [Archived]' started by 74rickbass, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. I know you occationally use a gibson EB-3 not a epiphone EB-O, but have you tried out an Epiphone EB-O? I tired a Epi Eb-3 but that was long scale so it wasn't much of a reference.
  2. watt

    watt TalkBass Pro Supporting Member


    I use a gibson eb-3 a bunch! almost all my gigs live cuz of the small scale. haven't tried an epiphone eb-0 but I played an old gibsson eb-0 (van conner's, from the screaming trees) and it was about the same playing wise. missing some bite in the tone though cuz the bridge pickup was missing (they're the same bass where the eb-3 has both a bridge and neck pickup and the eb-0 only has a neck one).

    on bass, watt

  3. Malcom


    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    I wouldn't recommend it.

    I confess to being biased against short scale basses, but the Epiphone EB-0's are bolt neck, as opposed to the gibson's set neck. Big dif'rence
  4. watt

    watt TalkBass Pro Supporting Member


    the fender mustang is short scale and has a bolt-on neck and it's pretty good. just my opinion... I played a grabber a couple of times it was ok. I recorded last november w/a victory and it was good. both gibson basses and both bolt-on necks. both long scale though, maybe that makes a difference.

    it's the human part that's the biggest component though, huh?

    on bass, watt