All of a sudden...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nunovsky, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    ... Epiphone is taking over my colection!

    I've just realized that the most represented brand in my collection right now is Epiphone.

    It all started with my Jack Casady bass that I bought used from a friend back in 2017. Then I bought a Thunderbird Vintage Pro that came to my hands in early January 2019. And now I've just received my new Viola bass that I really love.
    I've been GASing for a violin bass for a long time and I was divided between the Hofner Ignition and the Epiphone Viola. What made me go for the Viola were the controls. I very much prefer the volume/volume/tone controls of the Epiphone compared to the control plate of the Hofner, specially because I like to play with the tone a lot. And when I received the Viola I instantly fell in love with it. I still have a set of Labella flats to put on it but it sounds just like I expected it would.

    For now I think I've ended my Epiphone aquisition frenzy... unless they decide to remake the Zenith fretless bass...

    Here are my Epi babes...

    Last edited: Jun 6, 2019
  2. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    Nice collection! The recent crop of Epis seem to be way better than the old ones I was used to. I've been seriously GASsing for an EB3 recently.
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  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Those 3 Epi's combine to cover a whole lot of sonic territory! (About as different from each other as you can get!) Love 'em all! :thumbsup:
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  4. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    That's exactly why I got them!
    In fact, that's how most of my basses were chosen. They have to be different from the others that I have and allow me to get something new into my sonic range.
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  5. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Nice man, I really would like one of the Tbirds one day.
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  6. Nunovsky


    Sep 4, 2004
    I really love this Tbird! It's got it all: sound and looks!
    And it's sold at a great price new, so you may even get them cheaper in the used market.
    And they totally kill with drive!
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  7. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Nice stuff.
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  8. butterfingers1


    Apr 22, 2019
    You now need the iconic EB3 and the short-lived Embassy Pro which can still be found in stores. It has the Tbird’s Probucker pickups, and is the most “normal” and ergonomic Epiphone bass. I’ve seen rumours production might restart in 2021.
  9. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Oh god, these Epi T-Bird VP’s are calling me...
  10. oldandbold

    oldandbold Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2019
    Honesdale PA
    Nice collection, but no Rumble Kat? :D