Epiphone EB-0 - Cherry

4-string Electric Bass with Mahogany Body, 30.5" Scale Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 1 Humbucking Pickup - Cherry
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Epiphone EB-0 - Cherry image 1
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The Electric Bass that Helped Start it All

You'll love the feel of the Epiphone EB-0 four-string bass guitar, with its shorter-scale 30.5" mahogany neck that's perfect for fast players, beginners, and guitarists that only occasionally play bass. And not only does the shorter scale make the EB-0 bass effortless to play, it packs your harmonics closer together for a vibrant and lively tonality. It's a great balance to the warm, solid low end with rich sustain you get from the mahogany body. So get a bass that's packed with tone and is remarkably easy to play - get the Epiphone EB-0 four-string bass guitar from Sweetwater today!

Epiphone EB-0 Four-string Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Rich tone, courtesy of mahogany
  • Short scale comfort and tone
  • A classic Epiphone bass
Rich tone, courtesy of mahogany

The EB-0 bass sports a mahogany body for exceptional sustain and a powerful, bassy voice. And with the humbucking pickup in the neck position, you'll get a wide variety of warm, mellow tones from the EB-0 bass. But don't think that the EB-0 bass stays back in the mix - crank the volume and tone controls, and the vibrant sound of the short scale neck springs to life to cut through the mix and hold the rhythm.

Short scale comfort and tone

Of course the short scale length the EB-0's neck makes it easier to navigate the fretboard, and is perfect for beginners and players with smaller hands. But did you know that the scale length of a guitar or bass has a direct impact on its tone? The harmonics your bass guitar generates are spaced along the strings based on the length of the strings - shorter strings mean the harmonics are packed in tighter, giving any note you play more harmonic richness than a longer scale would. Just plug the EB-0 bass into your bass amp and you'll see what we mean, as notes come alive and cut through the mix without becoming overbearing.

A classic Epiphone bass

In the mid-'60s, the EB-0 "SG" bass was the only bass being produced by Epiphone. And they must have gotten it right on the first try, because the EB-0 bass became a favorite of rock icons like Bill Wyman of The Rolling Stones, Jack Bruce from Cream, and John Entwistle from The Who. This EB-0 bass gives you the vintage vibe and feel of the original, without the vintage price tag.

Epiphone EB-0 Four-string Bass Guitar Features:
  • Four-string "SG" bass, with a shorter scale length for more comfortable playing
  • Color: Cherry
  • Classic "SG" body style, the first electric bass style produced by Epiphone
  • Mahogany body and neck provide exceptional sustain and wonderfully warm bass response
  • Shorter scale (30.5") neck is easy to play, comfortable for beginners, and enhances tone
  • Sidewinder humbucking pickup in the neck position captures organic and vintage-sounding tone that's suitable for a variety of musical styles
Grab an electric bass guitar from the days of the rock revolution - get the Epiphone EB-0 four-string bass guitar!

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Bass Guitar Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Body Shape SG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Cherry
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Urethane
Neck Material Mahogany, Bolt-on
Neck Shape SlimTaper D Profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 30.5"
Nut Width 1.50"
Bridge/Tailpiece Adjustable Bridge
Tuners Nickel Tuners
Number of Pickups 1
Neck Pickup Sidewinder Humbucking Pickup
Controls Volume, Tone
Strings (.045-.105)
Manufacturer Part Number EBG0CHCH1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Love it

I've played a long-scale bass since 1973 and had never even picked up a short-scale until I got an Epiphone EB0 last year. All I can say is I wish I had done this years ago! This is a really nice little bass with super rich tone. I put Ernie Ball Hybrid Cobalt strings on and the sustain is superb. I play this in a two-man band through a Bose B2 system and I gotta tell you it is top shelf. Highly recommend you at least check one out.
5/5

Short-scale Thumper

I bought the demo model that was being advertised for a little less money than the new ones. I don't care that there are light scratches on the back... I'm sure I'd end up adding my own in due time, and now I can refer to it as a "reliced" bass. It seems that this bass is from a previous production run as the current images say these are "Hand Crafted in China", but the one I received was made in Indonesia. The body has a sort of painted on wood grain, as the grain is way too uniform to actually be wood grain. Its a nice asthetic touch though. This one weighs around 9 pounds, which is reasonably light and about the same as a Squier P-Bass I own. I bought this because of the 30.5" scale, which is 3.5" shorter than the P-Bass and easier for me to play. Much thinner neck too. It needed a set-up, so I did some adjustments to the bridge to lower the action. The strings were buzzing on the fretboard, so I checked the tension on the truss-rod and it had no tension on it at all. About three full turns and it eliminated the neck buzz. Plugged it in and determined the potentiometers for the volume and tone were not uniform in their sweep. For the first 4/5ths of both there is very little volume/tone increase, but that last 1/5th is where they jump. This is not uncommon in this price range, and it won't warrant a change for better ones. I'll just deal with it, since I rarely change the volume setting and only use the tone knob to reduce the high end a little. Sort of a set it and forget it type of approach. These basses are a good choice for those of us with smaller hands. I find it remarkable that the price of these basses are so reasonable compared to the quality. These are professional grade instruments. Only Epiphone makes the SG style basses these days... there are no new Gibson SG basses currently available, but with this kind of quality its understandable.
Music background: Professional novice
4.5/5

wonderful instrument, great player &sound

I ran across a bass identical to this one in a local pawn and music store a friend of mine owns. A youth in my church had been wanting one for some time. I purchased the bass for him. He now plays it in church. Played through a 300 combo Peavy, it has a wonder sound and playability. Now our pastors son wants a short neck bass like the Epiphone EB-0. A really great instrument. A lot of bass, especially for the price. I recommend anyone to buy this instrument. You won't regret it.
4.5/5

Beautiful Affordable Instrument

Out of the box this bass sounds and looks great! Hard to believe the quality for the money. Here's my assessment: Pros: The cherry finish is flawless. The guitar was set up out of the box and ready to play. The inlays are done very nicely. Cons: The solder joints are done quickly and I repaired some cold solder joints which were causing a buzz. I also replaced the factory strings as they were a bit stiff and dull compared to the new ones I put on. She plays and sounds great! Overall I love "Ruby", she is a fun guitar to play everyday and look forward to maybe upgrading a few things in the future.
Music background: Music Lover
4/5

Love This Bass!

Shipping was fast and the bass was packaged well. It's heavier than you'd expect not not excessively so. The finish is beautiful. Setup was roughly on the mark; plenty good enough. The nuts that secure the volume and tone knobs were loose allowing the pots to spin a little bit Took ten minutes to snug them up. Two other minor complaints: any contact with the pickup cover becomes amplified more than one would think it should and at the very least more than any other bass I've ever played, and the tone control has no effect through 70% of it's travel. That said, I am in love with this bass. The short scale and the width of the neck allow comfortable and quick playing, and the tone is unique and amazing. I've read countless derisive reviews of the "mudbucker' tone, but it should be viewed as an asset and not a detriment. The tone is warm, rich, round, and smooth. Digging in a little bit yields a fantastic fuzzy overdriven tone.This is a bass that wants to be played a certain way to get the most out of it, and paying attention to that will reap rewards. This is a fabulous, well-made instrument at any price, but at it's selling price, it's an absolute no-brainer. Don't hesitate. The bass has mojo in spades
See also: Epiphone, Epiphone 4-string Bass Guitars