The EEB (Eastwood Electric Bass) Bass is a tribute to the AMPEG AEB model from the late 1960's. Strange yet elegant, the EEB has a look like no other Bass. The F-holes are cut completely through the body for an unusual see-through look. Original AEB models sell for more than $2,500 in todays Vintage Guitar market.
Posted by D. Belden on 8th Jan 2016
I got my EUB-1 a few weeks ago and I've really enjoyed it (first fretless ever). The feel, sound and looks of this bass are great for the price.
My only real complaint as a newbie fretless owner, would be the strings these basses are being shipped with... after about an hour of playing I started noticing marks on the fretboard left by the default roundwound strings. I ran to the nearest store and bought some flatwounds. Not only is my fretboard safe from marks now, but the naturally deep and mellow sound of the bass has been enhanced by the flatwound strings. It's all blissful carefree playing now.
Posted by Dr. T on 28th Sep 2015
What I wrote in my review for the EEB-1 holds for the EUB-1 as well: super-cool looks, great quality, most enjoyable playability, and serious sounds in spades. The fretless feature of course underlines the warm and solid sonic character of the bass even more, and with the surprisingly wired range of the tone control it is very easy to go from a super-deep salsa thump to quite modern fretless sounds in a second. Adding a Boss chorus (if your dare: go stereo!!) creates a fantastic, big sound that for ballads between drums (and maybe some percussion) and the solo voice everything is covered - no need for further accompaniment. In the higher pitch ranges, the bass "sings" wonderfully. I find instrument to have a remarkable value for the money.
Great, highly gratifying instrument - I have since sold my other (name brand) fretless and have never looked back.
Posted by brandt larsen aka burntdinner on 28th Sep 2015
I had "THE" original fretless, I miss it dearly..........I now have an Eastwood and am happier than ever. Better than the original buy far and the sound is more than I could hope for. I've played for 50 years now and don't need another bass thanks to Eastwood !! I've had this bass for 4 years now and it's just gettin' it as James Jamerson would say..........thanks so much
Posted by Kevin Gann on 28th Sep 2015
I was looking for a slithering sound a la Michael Been from The Call - he played an Ampeg fretless (a rare breed indeed). So I ordered the EUB-1, and when the bass arrived, I plugged it in and was exhilarated. My 3 other basses are fretted (and quite good), but the value proposition that the EUB-1 puts forth is unlike most. Tone and beauty at a great price. Unique iconic looks with f-hole cutouts and beautiful sunburst finish invoke a serious, jaw-dropping x-factor. Then the sound - nothing short of a sonic revolution. Slides up and down the neck capture all the in-between frequencies simultaneously adding vibrant warmth and overwhelming cool. This bass opens many new doors! Love it.
Posted by Lonote on 28th Sep 2015
I've been a bass player for almost 50 years, and have played fretless for about 30 years. You name it: Peavey, Yamaha, Fender, Hamer and now the Eastwood EUB-1. Some were good and some were not quite so good. The Eastwood is my favorite, I have owned it for about 4 years so the honeymoon period is over. It does everything I need it to do and does it well. I am a traditional blues player and the EUB-1 does a convincing upright emulation but it is no one-trick pony. It also can cover rock, country, jazz and Latin styles with ease. I am very pleased with my black beauty; the fabulous looks are the icing on the cake.