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Came into ownership of a Gibson EB-0 a while back, and learned to my surprise that the bass that had been on my want list for a while was actually the same scale as your average guitar. Other than the issue of getting accustomed to the smaller frets, are there any special concerns to be aware of (gauge, string tension, intonation, etc.)?

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None that I can think of.

The shorter scale means the strings are under less tension than a regular bass. That's good for the neck.

Enjoy it! Sounds nice.

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