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#1
I would like you opinion about epiphone sg bass is it good does it worth it money if buy it?
#2
Personally i dont like them, im not a fan of gibson basses and epiphones to me are even worse. I have played them before and they never felt right to me.
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#4
i dont like them....i think the thunderbird is a better buy...and if thats too much, (300 american dollars for a real nice bass isnt tho) then a yamaha would be allright if ur just starting its about 180 dollars
#7
I bought one for $80 dollars last year because the store was going out of business. Unless you can get as good a deal as I did, I'd recommend you stay away from it. It's incredibly neck heavy and the tone kinda sucks.
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#8
yeah the sg bass is horrible. there uncomfortable and their sound lacks. the thunderbirds are sweet though
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#9
thunderbirb it worth the money but because i am fan of Randy Rhoads and i would like to have something similar like his flying v
#10
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Can't you wait more than 2 minutes?? Jesus christ.

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thunderbirb it worth the money but because i am fan of Randy Rhoads and i would like to have something similar like his flying v


Yeah well, you can't have everything can you?


I am a huge fan of Justin Chancellor, but I'm not gonna sell my life to buy a Wal. Yet.

If you're a fan of Rhoads, why do you want an SG bass?


Look into Dean basses - they have lots of ugly designs:

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#11
Does Somebody have Epiphone flying v bass if yes is it comfortable have good sound general i wont opinions
#12
i was thinking about getting an Gibson SG bass, but i'm not so sure now...i'm happy with my P-Bass Special

#13
i dont want to buy an SG bass i just wonder if it is good because it is hve very low price
#14
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i dont want to buy an SG bass i just wonder if it is good because it is hve very low price



If it's a really low price, how do you equate that to being good?


I've played one once, and it was fairly mediocre. Felt weird, didn't sound too hot.


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#15
I HATE the SG bass.

1) It's short scale.

2) It neck dives like a mother-****er

3) It has a neck humbucker which sounds like total mud... it sounds almost the same with the tone rolled all the way off as it does with the tone cranked.
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#16
i played a vintage gibson SG, and it felt and sounded like ass. if the gibson is no good, there isnt much hope for the epiphone. they are way overpriced imo cause they are really just that bad.
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#17
I hav a EB0 and they hav a terrible slap tone to it.As far as Gibson sg basses they suck.There slap tone is bad to but if u r looking to play some classic rock or something they sound good for it.Jack bruce from Cream used a Gibson Sg bass sometimes.
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#18
Wow there's a lot of hate for it. The neck short scale is actually quite nice if you switch between guitar and bass a lot. Also the pickups are dark as mentioned but you just have to use the sound right, like Jack Bruce.
#19
I saw the Flying V bass before. It's a beaute but I haven't tried it yet.
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#20
Not to add to the "anti Gibson / anti Epi" flow here, but for the love of god, try it out before you play it. What everyone has said is true, but if you like heavy necks and the tone is OK to you, go for it. Myself, I don't like them because the tone is odd, the necks are heavy enough to do some serious damage and they are short scale.

However, there are some people who like these basses and you may be one.
#21
i don't ignore anyone opinion i understand the you are trying to help but it is the first time that i'm writing in a furum
#22
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Wow there's a lot of hate for it. The neck short scale is actually quite nice if you switch between guitar and bass a lot. Also the pickups are dark as mentioned but you just have to use the sound right, like Jack Bruce.



Then again, he uses a Warwick SG-style bass now, so...
#23
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Not to add to the "anti Gibson / anti Epi" flow here, but for the love of god, try it out before you play it. What everyone has said is true, but if you like heavy necks and the tone is OK to you, go for it. Myself, I don't like them because the tone is odd, the necks are heavy enough to do some serious damage and they are short scale.

However, there are some people who like these basses and you may be one.


i thought short scale was in your best interest
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#24
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i thought short scale was in your best interest


Cute.

I'm a bit of a David--small in stature but mighty with the swing. I like and play my full scale just fine, sir.
#25
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i played a vintage gibson SG, and it felt and sounded like ass. if the gibson is no good, there isnt much hope for the epiphone. they are way overpriced imo cause they are really just that bad.
+1 the Epiphone EB0 and EB3 are overpriced and under quality, need I say more.
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#26
yea man this is radical bass. i think the sg is a great one my friend has one and he just started and he sounds great on it so good choice keep in touch!
#27
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Cute.

I'm a bit of a David--small in stature but mighty with the swing. I like and play my full scale just fine, sir.


Not to be a smartass, but David cheated by bringing a gun to a sword fight.


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#28
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Then again, he uses a Warwick SG-style bass now, so...



If u got the best of cream album in the little information thing it shows jack bruce using a gibson sg bass.
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#29
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Not to be a smartass, but David cheated by bringing a gun to a sword fight.




That's ok, personally I like smartasses, being one myself. LOL. Us small ones have to use all of the tricks in the book.

And btw, there are some Gibson / Epis I do like, the SG is just not one of them.
#30
This is jack bruce playing a gibson sg bass.He is on the left.
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#32
Seems like a popular thing to hate them. Also I'm fairly certain that Jack uses sg basses from time to time at least. They're still the ones on the records regardless of what he's using now.
#33
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Seems like a popular thing to hate them. Also I'm fairly certain that Jack uses sg basses from time to time at least. They're still the ones on the records regardless of what he's using now.

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#34
they sound allright if you could get it cheap go for it but if you want a nice bass go for a fender precision bass
#35
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This is jack bruce playing a gibson sg bass.He is on the left.
Yes but that was then, not now! If those basses were released for the first time today, at comparable prices that they charged in the 60s, which was identical to Fender Jazz Basses, they would be laughed at!
In the early 70s they went for over £400 UK which believe it or not is around £4,000.00. today.
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#36
Jack Bruce could probably make a wash tub, broom stick, and a piece of rope, sound good. gibson guitars are awsome. Epi' guitars are "ok", but their basses are not! (imo). try Ibanez, Peavey, or Yamaha,(OLP,Shecter), until you can afford a "pro" quality bass.

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#40
Yeah, Jack Bruce uses one, but he also turns the bass off completely on his amps, so I don't thing WWJD (J being Jack) is the best approach here.
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