Hipshot Bridge fitted to Epiphone EB-0

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by markyted, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. markyted

    markyted New Member

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    Hi All, Just fitted a Hipshot Supertone to my Epiphone EB-0 so thought I’d do a few lines of review.
    Very easy to fit, the bridge is supplied with two sets of bolts with different size threads. The EB-0 required the larger, “chunkier” thread, fitted in moments.
    I also took the opportunity to clean and condition the fretboard. Strings re-fitted with no problems, if you only have one wind around the peg, you may have to replace the strings as the Hipshot requires more string between ball-end and saddle.
    I have every string set as low as possible, I’d still prefer the action to be lower, but bridges to facilitate this aren’t out there.
    In my opinion, this upgrade is worth doing. The main advantage is I can now set the intonation accurately. The factory fit is millimetres out, so it’s not possible with standard-gauge strings. In addition, the increased distance to saddle from ball-end means no more cloth winding over the saddle on the E. Additional plus points include louder acoustically and sounds slightly more punchy-clearer amplified.
    Not a cheap upgrade, but accurate tuning, intonation and slightly lower action worth it for me

    Any other mods/suggestions welcome, particularly interested in Gotoh Mudbucker option. Regards!
     

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  2. Trey LePark

    Trey LePark New Member

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    I've always wanted a EBO but Gibson wants too much for theirs and I think the quality of the Epi is questionable. Maybe at some point Gibson will decide to produce a higher quality Epi?
     
  3. markyted

    markyted New Member

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    Ahoy! I am extremely pleased with my EB-0, it’s a 2019 Indonesian. The neck, which has a rosewood fingerboard is very well finished, the body and neck are mahogany. For around £185 new, it’s worth a go. I keep mine handy for working pieces out, as it’s light, small and convenient. All the best.
     

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