EB-0 review by Gibson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.4 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.2 (17 votes)
Gibson: EB-0

Sound — 10
The sounds you can get out of this guitar are very versatile, it can jump from dark, warm, full sounds to sharp, cutting, springy tones at the flick of the switch and therefore suits pretty much any genre you want to do. Personally, I prefer the treble setting for some really fast riffs that can be heard through even the heaviest guitar parts but the bass setting is also useful for slower, acoustic tracks.

Overall Impression — 10
After playing bass guitar for 6 years, this is definitely one of the best I have ever played. I own an SG, a few acoustic guitars and basses and have played many others in my local guitar shop or down at Nevada music store. The action is really good and easily adjustable and the fretboard is really easy to move around on.

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Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar has been dropped and bashed around countless times and has always stayed intact, the finish has remained in near perfect condition and i have yet to see a screw come loose or pickup dial come off it. The mahogany body is very dense making it extremely durable.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Despite being almost 50 years old, i have rarely had any problems with it. At one point the pickups had to be replaced and so did the machine heads but other then that (and a few minor scratches) it still does its job perfectly. I was impressed because I didn't need to change anything when I got it, it was already set up really well.

Features — 8
Made in USA 1969, it has a shortscale (20 frets) rosewood fretboard and a thin mahogany neck. It has the classic SG style mahogany body with two P-90s and a humbucker pickup. It has a volume control and a tone control for each setting on the pickup selector (treble or bass) and came with DSL locking straps. There is a wooden thumb rest to make plucking easier.

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    "It has the classic SG style mahogany body with two P-90s and a humbucker pickup." Isn't that EB-3? EB-0 has only one pickup. And two P90s and a humbucker? EB-3 has two pickups, not three.
    I'm pretty sure its an EB-0 which had the p-90s added to it but you could be right i'll double check for you though, thanks for the heads-up
    OK, if there's three pickups then there's at least one pickup added. EB-0 doesn't have the pickup/tone switch so I'm guessing it's EB-3. Or then it's just heavily modded EB-0.
    I think its been pretty heavily modded, if i recall correctly EB-3s have a dial not a switch