What is your overall opinion of this product?
First off... I've been playing guitar and bass for a long long time. I've played the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've had custom instruments made for me. I've graduated from recording school. I've been in the music business for 49 years. So, I know what I'm talking about.
The Epiphone EB3 is one well constructed instrument. It is also quite heavy. The mahogany wood of the body gives it a wonderful deep resonant sound. The rosewood fingerboard is really beautiful with excellent fret work, and it gives off a nice warm sound. (It would be nice if Epiphone offered the EB3 with a pau ferro fingerboard.) The neck is more on the fat side than thin and may be a little difficult to play if you have small hands. The 34 inch scale neck is nice and long and a breeze to play, but it is also top heavy which means if you don't support it, it goes down, down, down. The pickups are really amazing. Between the Sidewinder and Mini-Humbucker, I'm able to get the sound I want. The bridge is rock solid. The hardware is really nice. The weakest point on the EB3, for me, are the tuners, which I will eventually change in the future. But don't get me wrong, the tuners are quite good and definitely keep their tuning. The strings supplied with the bass were quite good, which was a nice surprise. The set-up of the EB3 I received was spot on for me. I didn't have to make any adjustments at all. The truth is... The Epiphone EB3 bass is an amazing bass no matter what the price is.