#2
i dunno but that thing looks good... spesh in black
however its basically a thunderbird, which alot of people hate. i wouldnt get it. unless your sure and your into taht sorta thing.
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#5
I heard it sounds really good, I would try it out first though.

I love the black ones look which is weird cause I usually like red...
#6
Product description:
"With a 34" scale length and 1.50" nut width, the new LP Special bass has great balance and is easy to play."

Specs list:
Scale: 34"
Nut Width: 1.65"


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#7
Thunderbirds dont have great upper fret access, and the neck joint gets in the way sometimes i think. But i dont see whats wrong with em, as most bass players dont use T-birds for Jazz or for music with bass like that.
#8
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All you need to know about what I think.

But since I make a habit of answering the questions, I would say it is not REALLY a limited edition. Besides the contradicting specs, nothing seems out of the ordinary for the bass. If it is selling, Epiphone will keep selling them. If the bass doesn't sell, they selling will probably stop.
#10
I really like that red one, actually.

However, the epiphone special guitars are pretty poor, so i'm not endorsing this - I'd say try it or something in the same range in a shop before buying.

The fret access actually looks alright on that...
#11
From what I read this one is better then most epiphones though.

well I can hope.
#12
Epiphone and gibson make bad basses so dont get it.
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#13
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True. I'd sig that if I had space.

As much as I like Stuart Zender's LP tone on Mark Ronson's new album, I doubt a special version would sound that good. Shame...
#14
wow just wow, how about some tonal variety epiphone?

seriously how is it a good idea to just take the bland boring toneless electronics of the thunderbird and slap them in yet another lump of mahogany?
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#15
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wow just wow, how about some tonal variety epiphone?

seriously how is it a good idea to just take the bland boring toneless electronics of the thunderbird and slap them in yet another lump of mahogany?

thats exactly what i thought
why not make something with p or j pickups?
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#16
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thats exactly what i thought
why not make something with p or j pickups?


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I'm all for the looks of the T-bird to be honest, but if they could sort out the neck dive then I'd think about getting one. If the tone is muddy anyway, high frets would sound utter crap, I'd use it for simple rock beats, just for variety.

Hmm, anyone got any info on a Firebird? I may just get the guitar version of the T-bird.
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#17
They're really neck heavy. I've heard of some people putting fishing weights in the body to even out the weight. Don't buy it.

And no, there is NO WAY that epiphone is limited. Limited in quality maybe.
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#18
That Les Paul happens to be a bass that has been around for a long, long, LONG time. There is nothing limeted about it, epiphone has been selling those as long as they have been selling thunderbirds.
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#20
Quote by litus
thats exactly what i thought
why not make something with p or j pickups?

they did that. For a while epi made a Ripper. I guess fan boys didn't like fret access or tonal varity.
#21
The bassist for Rocco Deluca and the Burden has one and he manages a good tone, so I can't imagine it's all bad. Can't see it having good balance, though.
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#23
If it's mahongany, it might be worth it - that's one of the main reasons I don't like epiphone special guitars - they're made of basswood or some pish, and although alot of good guitars are made from basswood, for a les paul it needs to be mahogany i think.
#24
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They're really neck heavy. I've heard of some people putting fishing weights in the body to even out the weight.

*waits for Gibson supporters to talk about how this is not a big deal/acceptable*
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#25
I love Les Paul guitars, but they are heavy guitars. I owned one at one point.

However, like so many other of Epi/Gibson's "take two strings away and viola! its a bass" design decisions, this one seems so misguided.
#26
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As much as I like Stuart Zender's LP tone on Mark Ronson's new album, I doubt a special version would sound that good. Shame...


Stuart Zender used a Fender Precision, and has done since 2000, hasn't he?
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#27
Embassy reissue. Start a petition!
That would beat this easily.
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#28
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*waits for Gibson supporters to talk about how this is not a big deal/acceptable*

Pssshhh. That is an easy sacrifice for the raw awesomeness that is Gibson.
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#29
I think it'd look amazing with two warwick/musicman style humbuckers and a rake of switches for doing singlecoils, out of phase, parrallel etc.
#30
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Hmm, anyone got any info on a Firebird? I may just get the guitar version of the T-bird.

Firebirds are actually very awesome guitars. Warren Haynes from Gov't uses one and so does Johnny Winter. Very nice warm sound.
#31
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Stuart Zender used a Fender Precision, and has done since 2000, hasn't he?

Yes, although I believe he used a Jazz for some tracks on the Mark Ronson album too.
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#32
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Embassy reissue. Start a petition!
That would beat this easily.


Umm... Isnt the Embassy out still? My local shop (which is filled with epi/Gibson basses, one being a 5 string Gibson t bird which has been in there for at least a year) has 2 I believe and MF is pushing a pack with one in the new catalouge.
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#33
Quote by Nutter_101
Stuart Zender used a Fender Precision, and has done since 2000, hasn't he?

Check the current edition of Guitar+Bass mag for the Zender interview. And pics of his LP bass.

The Embassy they've released now bears no resemblance to the early 60's Embassy I posted on the 'Gibson SG bass' thread. That's one Epi I'm not sticking up for...

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That'll be the rare EB-1 derivative that's the butt of many jokes in the orchestra pit, then?
#34
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#35
Looks suspiciously like a Guitar Hero III Cash-in to me. I'd say play it before you pay it, because I ain't so sure that'd be a good idea, as an Epiphone Special usually means cheap, tacky, and suspect quality - Look at the SG special and LP Special II from the guitars. Try it out first.
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#36
well, if nothing else, it LOOKS like it has better upper fret access than a T-Bird...
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#37
This 'looks' fairly nice. But I expect it to be bad, I still have nightmares from when I tried a T-bird the other day. Lets just hope epi havent kept up the usual work of making there basses extra-shoddy.
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