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$40 Epi LP bass is a rock machine

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rock O, Dec 1, 2019 at 10:03 PM.


  1. Rock O

    Rock O

    Oct 28, 2018
    Always keep a few bucks around for those FB marketplace steals. I'd been watching this drop in price a few days and pounced at this price.

    EVERY screw and nut was loose but most were there. The truss rod worked, I cleaned, tightened, and wiped it all down. Sprayed out the scratchy full-size pots.
    I found an old set of used D'Addarios and intonated it up and I'll be damned if it isn't a real player!
    Anyone have one of these? I don't think I'd hesitate to play this out!
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  2. I could'a done what you did (for a higher price) but didn't. There was one on GC used for $100+tax (+20 ship). Now I have a good review. Next time...
     
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  3. Rock O

    Rock O

    Oct 28, 2018
    It's pretty light (looks like real mahogany in the cavity), minimal neck dive, and sounds clear and meaty.
    The set neck is narrowish, chunky, and easy to play for a long scale.
    Well made!
     
  4. For 40 bux, you betcha! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. MynameisMe

    MynameisMe Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2018
    Jax Florida
    I’m a sucker for finds like this and would play it for sure!
     
  6. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Very nice, may it serve you well. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    There is nothing more fun than a lot of bass for a little money!
     
  9. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I would rock the hell out of that thing.
     
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  10. nilorius

    nilorius

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Nice price, nice try, nice buy !!!
     
  11. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia living la vida loca Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Great find. I'm always cruising fb/CL, but I've really got to stop buying basses.:)
     
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  12. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    You got a whole bass for less than a set of TI flats! Looks great!
     
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  13. For $40 yeah—VERY well played!
    That's almost enough to make me get a Facebook acct.
     
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  14. Rock O

    Rock O

    Oct 28, 2018
    Don't do it!!!
     
  15. you talkin' to ME? :)
     
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  16. Saw a band at a local pub couple of months ago, bass player was playing one through a small combo amp, absolutely killer punchy sound. People who look down on Epiphone basses in general don't have a clue as to what great basses they are especially for their price range. I gig my Epi basses regularly and proudly. My band mates like my sound and I get compliments from the audience as well, nuff said.
     
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  17. My Allen Woody has been my main player for several years. Qualidad.
     
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  18. Steve88

    Steve88

    Mar 27, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    Ive owned two Epiphone Les Paul basses. Both sounded fat and punchy. The first one in particular looked and sounded very good (I think it was an older MIK deluxe model, flame top, block inlays, with VVTT controls) , but I couldnt get along with the ergonomics.

    The flat black and wear spots on yours screams R&R.
     
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  19. If it holds tuning, ANYTHING for $40 is worth being played on at least one song per set! LOL
     
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  20. A steal at that price! Nice grab/work :thumbsup:
     

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