Which color eb-3 should I get? Post your pics...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dukey donkey, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Sell me on a color. I love both black and cherry finishes... was going to get cherry, but black is available now and cherry isn't in stock yet... Show me some pics, guys...make em sexy and convince me your color choice is the best one.
  2. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
  3. Flip a coin?

    I wear dark clothes, so black basses often disappear depending on the lighting.
    This is why I never owned any black guitars or basses...until I bought a black EB3/SG clone.
    SO helpful, right?

    I've always preferred the cherry--it's THE singular finish that's practically defined these basses for 50 years in many people's minds.
    Besides the SG guitars, you really don't see it anywhere else. The word "Iconic" is is being overused to death these days but in this case it fits.
    Black is just black. Everyone has black everything.
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  4. could you explain what you've done there? ...And is that a reflection next to the bridge or damage?
  5. precisely my thoughts on the cherry... plus my first bass was a Global SG copy in cherry (terrible plywood bass, but it growled and roared... I would own it again if I could find one.)...I'm kind of nostalgia-driven.
  6. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    If white with black pickguard is an option that gets my vote .
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  7. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Only two I'd spend my money on.
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  8. that negative one is sexy as all get out... though I fear it would be nigh impossible to obtain one. I'd have better luck buying a new Ric 4003 for 100 bucks...
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  9. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    It's not mine, but I've always thought Pelham Blue looks pretty snazzy.

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I know. I had a shot at one four or five years ago...Long & McQuade
    They don't ship outside Canada, so I'm with South Park on this one.
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  11. delta7fred


    Jul 3, 2007
    To me an SG shaped guitar should be cherry (I have 2 SG guitars and an EB-3, all cherry), others may feel differently of course.
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  12. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    It’s an Epiphone EB0 body with a Sentell Unmudbucker and a Novak EB-BS, a BadBird II bridge, and a homemade 32” scale neck.

    I think that must be a reflection of something...
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  13. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Black is black, red is red, 3 colour sunburst is 3csb, so you have to choose yourself.
  14. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    I agree, Cherry is more iconic. I would own a black since I have a cherry one.

  15. nice pickguard
  16. Cherry is the colour I've gone for but black is good too. Think I saw a walnut one on Ebay a year or so ago.
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  17. burgerdj


    Dec 4, 2006
    The Supreme does it for me...

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  18. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Guest

    Oct 1, 2011
    I'm a big fan of the nitro Fireburst finish they did on some of the 2014s

  19. Ostie


    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    If I could only have one it would be cherry. If I could have two I’d add black. Three would be white. Fourth would be burst.

    Oh wait, I have an Epi and it’s cherry.
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  20. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013

    Not mine, but if you tend toward wearing mostly grey and have some shoes that can match that fingerboard, hot dam!
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