Sound — 8
The sound range is tremendous. Through my Ashdown Rig I've been able to accomplish high treble sounds and very deep and rich bass sounds. This is with an equalizer though. Hooked up unaccompanied by an equalizer it tends to have more of a Jaco Growl type of sound.
Overall Impression — 9
For the price you pay, you cannot get a better bass. It suits any music style. The easy adjustments is a stand-out feature. I have no major complaints about the bass and I would recommend it to beginner and professional.
Reliability & Durability — 10
The only problem I seem to have is every month the strap buttons start to come loose. Other then that I have used it through a few long gigs with out even thinking about bringing a backup. Solid axe.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I got this bass ordered into my local dealer, the action was not what I expected it to be. I learned that this could be easily adjusted with the three-point bridge. Everything on the bass is easy to customize to how you like it. The finish on the guitar was much more stunning then the online image of the guitar. I was actually stunned by the resemblance to it's guitar counter-part.
Features — 8
The name Epiphone seems to scare people off, but I find that in it's price range, it is unmatched. It has a 23 fret, rosewood fret board and maple neck. The body is made from alder and flamed maple top. It carries the standard Les Paul electronics except for a 3-way pickup selecting switch. My main complaint is the weight, however, weight has always been a factor in buying any standard les paul and in my opinion is worth dealing with.