#1
So, my mom and I are in this store, and I see a 4-string in the corner (this is a mostly clothes store). It said Gibson on the headstock, but the plate where the neck bolts on said Epiphone. It's violin-shaped, black, if I remember correctly, with a pickguard, single humbucker, tone and volume knobs, and they wanted $250 for it. Just wanted to see if anyone knew anything about it.
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Last edited by altosaxgeek5 at Jul 12, 2006,
#2
Yeah Epiphone makes a Violin bass. I dont think i've heard of Gibson making one. But $250 dollars would be the price of a Epiphone. Different companies make those kinds of basses, more knownly Hofner then Epiphone.
#3
well it couldve been an electric violin, if the strings were thick like bass strings then it was probably a cello or a violin bass
#4


You mean like this one?? They were pretty famous because they were used by the beatles, as far as I know.
#5
^paul mccartney used a hofner. and they arent that great of basses, but since he used it, it must be the best bass ever (kings new clothes senario)

but i havnt played an epi, but i know the hofner and jay turser basses are set neck. but how you are describing it, it dosent sound like a violin bass


#6
I'm positive it was a violin bass.
I was just wondering, because I've seen the Hofner and Jay Turser violin basses, but never seen one by Epi.
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#8
although Paul mcarteny played one I really don't see the appeal of violin bass, it's rather annoying after a while (in my opinion at least, I am very fallible)
#9
although Paul mcarteny played one I really don't see the appeal of violin bass, it's rather annoying after a while (in my opinion at least, I am very fallible)


Apparently he bought it because it didn't look out of place as a left-handed bass.
#11
Quote by GnFnR
Yeah Epiphone makes a Violin bass. I dont think i've heard of Gibson making one. But $250 dollars would be the price of a Epiphone. Different companies make those kinds of basses, more knownly Hofner then Epiphone.

Gibson made them in the 50s, if you ever see the film 'Rock Around The Clock' (which I doubt) you'll see the Little Richard Band's Bassist using one.
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#12
Quote by kaptink
Apparently he bought it because it didn't look out of place as a left-handed bass.
He bought it because it was cheap and at that time he was poor.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
2x10 + horn
1x15x10 + horn