Epiphone EB-3 Electric Bass

This sweet set-neck bass boasts a mahogany body, Pau Ferro fretboard with trapezoid inlays, Sidewinder neck pickup and a biting mini-humbucker in the bridge.

Psst...the Epiphone EB-3 electric bass is an excellent steal for the beginning bassist! This baby features Sidewinder neck and NYT Bass Mini bridge humbuckers housed in a dark resounding mahogany SG-style body, a sturdy mahogany set neck in a comfy SG shape, a smooth Pau Ferro fingerboard with 22 frets and sleek trapezoid inlays, dual sets of volume and tone controls, a three-position transformer to adjust frequency response, a secure stoptail bridge, and shiny chrome hardware. Break into the electric bass game without breaking your wallet -- pick up this classic SG-shaped axe.

Sweet SG Mahogany Body

The SG figure is perhaps one of the most recognized body shapes in rock history. Mahogany makes a great tonewood for electric basses because the lower and middle frequencies of each of your notes are pushed a little bit more. A rich and deep tone is the consistent result when you plug this baby in and fire it up.

Comfy SG Mahogany Neck

Your Epiphone EB-3 features a 34" scale SG-shaped mahogany neck that's made to fit well into your hand. This mahogany neck set into a mahogany body allows for a pleasant and almost seamless transfer of sound. Once your hand grips the smooth 22-fret Pau Ferro fingerboard, you won't be able to get enough of how easily and comfortably this neck plays.

Unique Dual Pickup Set: Sidewinder Neck and NYT Bass Mini Bridge Humbuckers

To capturing your notes and projecting them into an earth-shaking signal, Epiphone outfitted this EB-3 with read more a Sidewinder humbucker in the neck slot, and NYT Bass Mini humbucker in the bridge. Your Sidewinder delivers a thick and full tone rich with mids and lows, and you NYT Bass Mini brings in a little extra high-end bite. This unusual pickup paring brings an atypical yet appealing tone to your EB-3.

Solid Set of Tone Controls

The control complement on this baby is pretty sweet. Along with dual tone and dual volume controls, your Epiphone EB-3 also houses a three-setting transformer switch to adjust the output frequency response of your notes. Play around with each setting to see which tone best suites your particular style and tone. With the Epiphone EB-3, you get serious tonal range in a seriously affordable instrument!


- Resounding mahogany body in SG shape
- Mahogany neck in SG shape
- Pau Ferro fingerboard with 22 frets
- Trapezoid inlays
- Sidewinder humbucker in neck position
- NYT Bass Mini humbucker in bridge position
- Dual volume and tone controls
- Three-position transformer to adjust frequency response
- Chrome hardware
- Stoptail bridge
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- Pickups: Sidewinder/Mini-Humbucker
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 34 in.
- Nut Width: 1.65 in.
- Neck: Set
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Fingerboard/Inlay: Pau Ferro/Trapezoid
- Body Material: Mahogany
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EBG3CHCH1
Blemished, Cherry
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EBG3CHCH1
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EBG3EBCH1
Blemished, Ebony
Shipping Weight: 12.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EBG3EBCH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Epiphone EB3 Electric Bass

The Epiphone EB-3 takes professional features and makes them affordable. This bass is for beginners and pro-Players. Solid Mahogany construction featuring a set Mahogany neck. With a nut width of 1.65 in., it's very playable. The Electronics include the Sidewinder pickup for depth, and The Mini-Humbucker gives body and detail. The Trapezoid-Inlays give this bass a nice vintage look with a modern Sound.

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (38 ratings)
Submitted September 24, 2009 by a customer from myfairpoint.net

"Jack Bruce and others in the house"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Quite satisfied with the bass,I own a Hofner and a P bass and they all have their own sound and this one fits right in to the mix. It will be hard to choose which one gets the most time
The bass has remarkable sustain,selector switch lets you find the sound you're looking for.
It came with the usual short cord and allen wrench.
Ease of Use
No problem, just move the switch to desired selection and away you go
Beautiful finish, compliments from all who saw it. quality is top notch
Very affordable for the quality product
The Wow Factor
It's a classic, one look and anyone who has ever played, recognizes this bass right away. The cherry finish is a must.

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Musical Style:

blues, rock,pop
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