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Eb-Oh or Eb-Zero

#1 User is offline   Conduitcore 

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:08 PM

So I just bought a 1969 Gibson Eb-0 Bass and am dieing to know how it is truly written and pronounced. Is it with the letter O or the number 0. I often hear people on youtube and in guitar center say Eb-O"oh" but in some movies I've heard Eb-0"zero". My brain forces me to assume its 0 "zero" since there is Eb-1 2 3 etc numebered models. Can I get an official confirmation on this?
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Posted 23 May 2015 - 11:06 PM

View PostConduitcore, on 23 May 2015 - 12:08 PM, said:

Can I get an official confirmation on this?


YES!
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Posted 24 May 2015 - 08:08 AM

Let me clarify.

The model designation is the number "zero", but it is pronounced "oh" like the letter. Although proper pronunciation of the numeral "0" is "zero", I have never heard the model verbally described as an "E-B-Zero".
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for answering L5! Man that is so weird that it is in fact a Zero but yet is pronounced Oh. Its like one person one day said Oh instead of Zero and it just caught on, how odd.
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Posted 25 May 2015 - 05:04 PM

It's been my observation that most people not in the scientific or mathematical communities pronounce the number "0" as "oh".
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 05:10 AM

Same as the 330(Three Three Oh)guitar, you don't say a "Three Hundred and Thirty" or a "Three Three Zero".
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Posted 26 May 2015 - 06:43 AM

View PostGoingdownslow, on 26 May 2015 - 05:10 AM, said:

Same as the 330(Three Three Oh)guitar, you don't say a "Three Hundred and Thirty" or a "Three Three Zero".


Here in the States, those models are usually referred to as "Three-Thirties" or "Three-Thirty Fives" and so on. most of the time when I hear of the EB-0 it's referred to as EB (oh). I'm guessing it's said different in various parts of the world.
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Posted 22 November 2015 - 05:56 PM

It's just like phone numbers, years or addresses --- at least here in the states, people always direct you to "Fourteen-Oh-Five Anystreet," pronounce years as "Nineteen-Oh-Two" rather than "Nineteen-Zero-Two, and usually use "Oh" in place of "Zero" when reciting a telephone number.

The bass is an Ee-Bee-Oh.
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Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:06 PM

As a foreigner I just concluded that "oh clue", "zero clue" and "no clue" would mean the same, but sadly I have - just that... :unsure:

We say "keine Ahnung" = "no clue" in formal German, and "null Ahnung" = "0 clue" in colloquial language. :)
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Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:23 PM

What would the Romans have called it?
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Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:42 PM

View PostGoingdownslow, on 22 November 2015 - 06:23 PM, said:

What would the Romans have called it?

Imperitus (masc.), -a (fem.) alcis rei. In colloquial Latin they might have said nulla suspicio. Anyway, the latter is just a personal - suspicion [biggrin]
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:35 PM

View PostGoingdownslow, on 26 May 2015 - 05:10 AM, said:

Same as the 330(Three Three Oh)guitar, you don't say a "Three Hundred and Thirty" or a "Three Three Zero".


We don't say Three Three Oh either --- it's a Three Thirty, and its semi-hollow cousin is a Three-Thirty-Five

As evidence, I'lll cite Sherlock Holmes' renowned address, which is always pronounced "Two Twenty-One Bee" Baker Street.
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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:53 PM

EB0 is a good bass it does fine with just the one pickup.
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