I bought this bass on impulse with what nowadays is
classed as spare change, I have a number of long scale
basses and one Violin bass made by Shine the company that
makes basses for Epiphone.
Well I'd been using this bass 90% of the time over the
past 6 years... so I kinda got used to short scale.
So as I was passing the store, I fell in and tried a
Mustang, a Bronco..... and the Ebony EBO... I fell in
love.... 139 GBP it was like robbing the store...
I thought she would be like a cheap hooker.... nice for
the nite but you wouldn't want to marry her..... but I
was wrong..... can't even look at any of my other girls
If this bass was stolen I would go out and buy two
more.... cherry and ebony..... Well I'm gonna buy a
cherry one anyway.
Epiphone have got to be making a loss on this bass.
She is brilliant, she is Ebony in color and her name is
Pearl ..... and at the price they sell them for....... it
should be against the law.
Maybe that is their only flaw.... "price" if an item is too
cheap... folk are wary....
This has to be one of the most user friendly basses I
have ever owned....
Solid Mahogany bodied with a mahogany short scale neck it
is a joy to hold, not a sharp fret in sight it is slim
Out of the box this bass was cool.... I reckon they give
this a set up when it arrived in store, only the "E"
string needed retuning.
I liked the out of the box sound, but it was not "me" so
I slapped on a five year old set of flats... and she came
to life and developed a soul....
Well now, you read all kinds of crap about short scale..
"Not real basses" is a good myth set about by long scale
players who have never played one for any length of time,
usually just in the music store... "One trick pony" learn
to play instead of talking about playing on AB or other
This bass is loud , quiet, dark , muddy , bright.... it
sounds how YOU make it sound. The Sidewinder rocks the
joint.... you feel it in your chest.
One shiney pick up, one volume, one tone, plug and play
at it's best. sort of like a P bass... and they don't
say they are limited...or do they ?
Havn't had it long enough to really say if it is gonna live
to a grand old age..
But every thing is heavy duty, It could be used as a weapon
and still be in tune. afterwards
The ebony paintwork is well applied and shows no defects at
all,and all the bits are well fixed together with no gaps.
Mudbroom Boom! Good for 60's style rock.
I wish Epihone would stop using that STUPID three point bridge!
Model Year: 1999
Price: $200.00 (new)
Where Obtained: GC
MIK, Mahogany body and neck, Rosewood board, set neck design, passive electronics, Mudbucker pickup, Vol&Tone,
That STUPID three point bridge, clover tuners. 19 frets.
Easy to play 30 inch scale. Neck would dive if you let go of it.
One trick pony. Heavy, mudbroom sound.
Well built, except for that STUPID three point bridge!
Tried out Peavey,Fender,Ibanez,Palmer,EBO,&Rogue.All around $200.00 some with power boost.But when I put the Epi EB-O in my hands,it fit me like a glove and I noticed the quality almost instantly.Not heavy or bulky.Nice tones.
Model Year: 2006
Price: $164.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Drome Sound
Made in Indonesia.Body and neck are mahogany with a cherry transparent finish.Fret is rosewood and very nicely laminated.22 frets with inlays. 4 strings. 1 Humbucker pickup.I thought 2 pickups would be the way to go like the SG-3 but my Peavey Combo 300W 1X15 speaker with 8 band EQ (paid $25.used,awesome)makes up so many tones and lots of power.
Love short scale basses, can't quite reach on a full scale, this is a step up from my Johnson short scale P bass.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: BIGFOOT MUSIC, Smokey Point WA
SG style bass, 1 Massive humbucker, great short scale growl. Made in china, made of mahogany, black finish, Chrome hardware. Tuners are a bit on the cheap side and will probably be the first thing repaced/modded.
Action a little high, bridge is wierd and a little difficult to adjust. spent days trying to get it to intone properlly, settled for less than perfect intonation. Compares better than similar priced squiers.
I play anything sloppy or simple, this does the job. Use this with a Behringer 300 Watt head & Peavey 15" BW cabinet. Sometimes use a Hartke Attack Pedal along with a Boss Metal Zone & DS1. Also sometimes use an MXR Dyna-Comp. Might replace the pickup & wiring/pots eventually, sound fine for now.
Its a solid chunk of wood, dont forsee any durability issues.
For the price its really good. i cant say its the best bass i ever played but its still amazing for the price. if your looking for somthing to just play around with or get into bass its really good. because even after u buy a step up bass you have something so pretty to look at
Model Year: 2003
Price: $230.00 (new)
Where Obtained: musicians freind
All i can say is its so nice. love the 30 inch scale. so much easyier on your hands than a 34. and the bolt on neck hasnt given me any problems either. simple tone and volume knobs... but the best thing about it is the killer looks. sg body, see through cherry finish and a chrome plated humbucker.
Easyiest bass i have ever played. i havent ever messed with the action. it is so low. i can play a whole song with hammer on and pulloffs and my hands woullnt be tired. and its so easy to swing and "dance" with. neck is super fast and super thin.
It only has one pick up and im not a big fan. i really think its better for blues and jazz not much of a rocker unless u get some heavy distorsion. but gives really big deep warm tone. good for the price
Nice... strings go out of tune when it rains. i havent ever had to adjust anthing major and ive had it for 2 years now.
Even tho im giveing it a 2, i do know that it has some good points, but its that bad points that bring it down loads. Do not buy this bass for giging ect, only for a (10-13) birthday. Not sutalble for younger players because of the sharp tuners ripping fingers apart. Its ok for a beginners bass, but i would replace this bass early, half a year into learning. The price is far too much for what you get(just like a jazz bass) but i would have a jazz bass anyday compaired to this. If it was lost or stolen, i would thank them, lol only jokeing. I would probably go out and buy a spector, which i am getting this week(or next week) as they are MUCH better basses than this rubbish copy.
Model Year: 2002
Where Obtained: Windows
Where to Begin......Where to begin, As it was my first bass, i spose its ok. There are some flaws to this bass;
-LOTS AND LOTS OF BUZZ
-Pickup placed awkwardly so slap is difficult
-Not much tonal range
-Head is far too large
-Tuners are far too big for this type of bass
-Tunes have sharp wheel for the tuners to 'tune' on, i have caught my finders on this a few time when slideing and have cut my knuckles to shreads.
Although this bass has some bad features there are a few good features;
-Shortscale good for smaller fellow bassists (like me last year)
-Finish is quite nice (cherry red)
-Bass is heavy dutey, i have droped it many times with minimal damage
I didnt Try it before i bought it, so thats my fault. I only started a year ago but iv played loads of basses from then and this is the worst i have ever played (well there was that peavely.......;)). Its alright for a beginers bass, but i wouldnt let the younger bassists near the headstock - its a danger to your health!. Although it has its bad points, it had some good points, but is definatly not worth what i payed for it.
Erm..pass? As i said before lots and lots of buz on the neck, no matter where you play. The neck is decent, good for little fingers. Not much elese in this section apart from the fact that slap is hardly possible and that its top heavy so its hard to play standing up at gigs ect.
I have to admit that this bass does have a decent sound. When i say decent, i meen as in the lower end of the decent spectrum. I play it through a fender frontman(15w) at home n my mates ashdown for gigs ect. It does sound alright...........well apart from the buzz, But there are many basses that sound better, for example spector basses, even the lower end performance series sound better than this, and this is more expensive, even at sale price! Please dont buy this if your in a band, people will laugh...
Its a heavy duty bass. Tuners go out quicker than others but its ''well'' built.
Average bass, needs some work becaue it is used.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: news ad
Kind of heavy in the body. bad pickups, but fine for a start.
Bridge is slightly raised near teh E string, harder to press down on E string.
The only downside is the 1 pickup
Model Year: 2001
Price: $209.00 (new)
Where Obtained: mars music
Very nice bass plays just like a normal guitar i wouls say. the single humbucker gives off a nice hot tone. has the gibson SG style body.
The action is very smooth. the neck is nice and thin and allows for great speed. when you pick it up for the first time it feels like you have known it forever
I mostly use it for metal and some lighter songs. its has a nice full sound for anything
Ive hit it on walls and stuff i dont think it will ever break on you
I bought this bass for the short scale sound, if that is what you want, this bass deffineitely does the job.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $209.00 (new)
Where Obtained: mars music
Eb-0 short scale bass in cherry finish. I really enjoy this bass. I bought it to get the Cream era Jack Bruce sound, and that's deffineitely what I got. Tone range through the pickup is limited in comparison to say a Jazz bass(which I also own). The instrument is constructed very sturdily. The only drawback is that it is very neck heavy, but the sustain is incredible. This bass is deffineitely worth the money paid for it.
The action is somewhat limited as to adjustment, but the short scale setup makes it very easy to play. Frett buzz is very low.
Sound quality is slightly limited because of the single humbucker. But the tone is excellent whether all low end, or with heavy mids.
Haven't had the bass that long, but it seems very sturdy so far.