Epiphone Jazz Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TolerancEJ, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. I noticed this instrument in the Guitar Center Used Gear section. They simply labeled it as Epiphone by Gibson (no model mentioned.) Essentially, it just looks like a jazz bass with a Gibson neck. Listed at the Houston, Texas location.

    Is this an actual Epiphone model or just an instrument made from various parts?

  2. D_Bag


    Feb 8, 2013
    St. Joseph, MO
    I'm assuming it is similar to my first bass. I have a Epi p bass that I got about 16 years ago. If I remember right it was about $200 and it came with a little practice amp. There's no model number on the bass. The neck is pretty much garbage on mine. It has a few cracks and the truss rod won't budge and if I remember correctly the pickup was pretty noisey.

  3. Looks like the same one. The used GC price is $129, so it must be the same one you're referring to.
  4. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    State College, PA
    It is a real Epiphone bass. My first bass was the P bass version, or what Epiphone calls the "Accu Bass". That model I believe is called the "Rock Bass" and is probably from the early 90's.
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  6. Hah... clever play on words on their part.
  7. lol. Gibson probably quoted at the time, "It's a Rock bass, not a Jazz bass."
  8. ih8law


    Aug 8, 2009
    Houston, TX
    I saw this at the Houston GC yesterday. It looks to be in good shape. The bridge looked huge on it.