I have to look at the headstock to remind me this isn't a Gibson from the 60's. It definitely has the Gibson vibe. It's a beauty to look at. With the dual pickups and the three-way selector switch, you can get a lot of different tones. I like this bass so much, I had to buy the matching SG 400.
(Ownership period: Six months.) This was my first Epiphone purchase. I wasn't sure of the quality verses price question but decided to make my purchase based on other reviews of Epiphone products. The fit and finish on this bass are superb, or to be more precise- PERFECT! . Set-up was on the mark. Neck feel is quite good. Adequate volume and tone control response makes blending the pick-ups easy. It is a bit neck heavy and will dive if you are not careful. As a consequence, it's not a super fast neck. Over-all, a great bass at a great price.
you can't find a better bass for the money
I got this beautiful black bass a few years back...was pleasantly surprised by the quality and workmanship in such an affordable instrument! Very nice appearance! Always dug me some Jack Bruce...and I've always been an SG guy on guitar! I did have to do an action/intonation adjust, and swap out the strings...other than that, it now plays fine...better with age. Less stiff. The sound?...no complaints. Epiphone seems to have nailed premium quality sound on budget instruments. I really like the mid position...both pickups...with the neck pup volume rolled back a bit, and the bridge pup wide open. Solid rock tone though both my old SWR Super Redhead, and my newer Ampeg. Overall?...DEFINITELY worth purchasing and playing! Bang-for-the-buck!
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