I started to wonder about all the reasons there's not much love around here for the SG-EB style basses. My first bass (1968) was an Gibson EB-3. I loved that bass. Nevermind the short scale, as a LOT of guys were using them back then. Our guitar player had an SG Standard and it looked pretty cool. I understand the neck dive issues with the SG long scale. I've played a few Epiphone EBO's, too, so I understand not liking that too much...(kinda cheap feeling and I hate the location of the strap button??), and long scale is pretty much the norm these days for bass. I prefer long scale these days as well. I see the ESP Viper 414FM is on sale at Hello Music for $398. I don't know a lot about these basses. I don't prefer active pickups, but the strap button is in a sane place. So, there's ESP. Then there's that insanely priced Warwick model, which is WAY too expensive. Why have so few manufacturers decided not to manufacture an EB-3 long scale style bass? It was such an iconic shape back then and to me it still looks contemporary. It's my opinion that a manufacturer could sell an SG style bass if they could find a way to: 1. cure the neck dive issue 2. be more creative with pickup styles. If I could find an SG bass with no neck dive and either a single coil P/U (or two) or even a split coil, reasonably priced, I might go for it. So, my question is, why aren't there more choices for such an iconic style bass such as these?