In 1961, Gibson redesigned their EB-0 electric bass to match the unique shape of the SG guitar, and a classic was born! Something about the SG body just balances well with the EB-0 design.
The EB-0 is a straight-forward bass: short 30-1/2" scale and one big humbucker in the neck position. Relative to other bass pickups, the EB-0 humbucker has strong output, which gives it booming low end that shakes doors and rattles the windows. But with easily-accessible volume and tone controls, you're able to dial in some different sounds to fit the setting.
The Epiphone EB-0 is a faithful modern-day reproduction of the original Gibson EB-0. It has a few cost-cutting design considerations—bolt on neck, laminate body, polyurethane finish, etc.—but it's effective.
- Body: Laminate Mahogany
- Neck: Laminate Mahogany with slim-taper "D" profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot lianes
- Scale Length: 30-1/2"
- Nut Width: 1-1/2"
- Bridge: 3-point adjustable
This 2011 Epiphone EB-0 is in excellent shape all around. It shows some superificial signs that it's used and not brand new, but it is free of any severe cosmetic issues or repairs. It plays nice and easy, and it includes a modest (albeit ill-fitting) gig bag.