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Jazz bass tone out of Epiphone bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DNbass17, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. When i started out playing bass guitar i bought an Epiphone EB-0 bass (Epiphone EB-0 Bass) , i didn't really have tone in mind but at the time it suited the kind of music i played because of the wide low end.

    However, nowadays i'm looking for a tone similar to a fender jazz bass. I was wondering if anyone knows anyways to get these sounds without buying a new bass or pushing my amp a lot.
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  2. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    As a former Epiphone EB-0 owner, I'm afraid my best advice is not what you want to hear: Buy a Fender jazz bass! :)

    I modded my EB-0 extensively, and was just never happy with the sound, no matter what I tried.
  3. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    I used to have an EB3 and can say with some experience that that fat old neck humbucker alone isn’t going to get you a J tone :)

    (The EB0 being a short scale doesn’t help much either...)

    I’d go for a decent budget J - Squier, SX, Harley Benton.
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  4. Yep, a budget J will get you most of a J
    for cheap
    with way less trouble than unsucessfully modding an EB-O.
    Probably cheaper than the mods and it leaves the EB-O unmolested.
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  5. would this do? https://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_hbb1975_na.htm
    or would i have to spend more
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  6. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
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  7. Nebula24


    Nov 23, 2017
    Norman, OK
    Join the more than 1 bass club!

    I love my eb0. One day i might join the club if i find a new shorty i cant live without. But so far its enough for me garage rocking.

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