Les Paul Special review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 7
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 8.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 5.3 (11 votes)
Epiphone: Les Paul Special

Price paid: $ 239

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 9
I play some metal, mostly classic rock and some blues.I play thru a Hartke stack and my Fender bassman 25 practice amp. I have played it thru other amps and it sounds great no matter what amp I use. I am able to get a variety of sounds out of this and it suits every thing I play very well.

Overall Impression — 9
The only things I some what dislike about this guitar are the pickups and it's a little heavy I love the tone and it's easy playability. A great deal for price. If it were stolen I would Hunt down the mother f--ker and kill him take back my bass and go buy another one.

Reliability & Durability — 9
I have gigged for 2 years without a backup with this bass and will continue to.The strap buttons were solid but I replaced them with strap locks.I have strap locks on all my guitars.I changed the knobs(personal preference.)The finish is holding up fine(just a few minor scratches )and seems like it will last for quite a while.

Action, Fit & Finish — 7
As I said earlier the neck needed to be adjusted and I raised the pickups a little. The Finish was a flame maple top with a transparent black finish. all the hardware was solid and has held up well.The nut was cut too tight on the E string.I do wish I could find different pickups, something with little more output.The 442's are an odd size.

Features — 9
This bass was made in China in 2006.It's a 34" scale.The neck is super slim (it needed to be adjusted when I got it)it has 20 jumbo frets.Mine has a mahogany body with a maple top with a transparent black finish.The bridge is a badass II.It has a pair of 442 alnico bass humbuckers with 2 volume and 1 tone controls.The tuners are grover I think they are very smooth. it did not come with a case.

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