#2
Where's the guy with the 'Epiphone Bass = Fail' Headline?

I need him right now.....


But no, do NOT get it. I have played these pieces of crap and it is not worth draining the money, when you could get something better.

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#3
I know Gibson basses tend to be on the ok side unless we are talking about the Grabber and I'm sure there Epiphone basses are no different, but you can definetly get something better. I highly suggest checking out the Ibanez GSR200. Better bass and lower cost.

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#4
There's a guy around here with a Dr. Cox avatar and a user title that says "Epiphone Bass= Fail" and i agree. For the price of that (im guessing around $300), i'd recommend a used squier vintage modified jazz bass and maybe an acoustic combo amp.
#5
when i played it in the store it seemed ok.

do ibanez have a starter pack or anything?
#6
also if anyone knows places in australia where i can check these things out it'd be great
#9
billy hyde always a good store to check out and also check out your local stores
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#12
I've never heard a review of an embassy bass, it's one of the Epiphone originals they brought back isn't it? It might be okay, can we get a review if you played one?
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#13
Epiphones are fine, the quality of them is a lot higher than it used to be.
Don't quote me, but I believe Epis are made for Gibson by the Samick factory, who I think also make some Squier Affinity series guitars for Fender.
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Epiphones are fine, the quality of them is a lot higher than it used to be.
Don't quote me, but I believe Epis are made for Gibson by the Samick factory, who I think also make some Squier Affinity series guitars for Fender.

There's no issue with the quality of epiphone basses, they're simply flawed at design stage. Bad weight distribution, bad wood choices and impractically muddy pickups are all features of their EB and thunderbird lines and I sincerely doubt this model is any better.
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There's no issue with the quality of epiphone basses, they're simply flawed at design stage. Bad weight distribution, bad wood choices and impractically muddy pickups are all features of their EB and thunderbird lines and I sincerely doubt this model is any better.


Well, looking at the specs and picture of this particular model, I'm not sure if those rules would apply. Looks balanced, made of maple, and has a P pickup. I don't see any resemblance to the T-birds or EBs.
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There's a guy around here with a Dr. Cox avatar and a user title that says "Epiphone Bass= Fail" and i agree. For the price of that (im guessing around $300), i'd recommend a used squier vintage modified jazz bass and maybe an acoustic combo amp.

you mean ol Indian Rock Star?

this one isn't as bad, I would rate it with ESP's on the stupid scale, right above the Deans.

but if you're looking to start, look at that Ibanez. GSR200 is major victory.
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Well, looking at the specs and picture of this particular model, I'm not sure if those rules would apply. Looks balanced, made of maple, and has a P pickup. I don't see any resemblance to the T-birds or EBs.

Point taken, just speaking from experience. I still doubt it's as good as a vintage modified P though.
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There's a guy around here with a Dr. Cox avatar and a user title that says "Epiphone Bass= Fail" and i agree. For the price of that (im guessing around $300), i'd recommend a used squier vintage modified jazz bass and maybe an acoustic combo amp.

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#19
Ibanez GSR200. Nuttin' beats Ibanez for quality on the lower price scale.
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#20
If you were to get an epi bass you would get the embassy.

But go for Ibanez/Cort
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those are really really good basses to start playing

I agree, any of those will do you well for a while.
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