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Change of plans.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FatherFunk, Sep 28, 2005.


  1. FatherFunk

    FatherFunk

    Sep 25, 2005
    For my first Bass I was going to buy an SX. But ends up, the band my brother-in-law is in, has an Epiphone endorsement. Which means 60% off an Epiphone bass.
    So my questions are...
    are Epiphones worth it?
    and any suggestions for one that would end up in the $100-200 price range?

    Preferably with a Jazz neck.

    You guys came through for me once, I'm sure you can do it again.

    P.S. He's also lending me a Reverend to try out.
     
  2. thats cool...i think that epiphones are a little hit or miss, some are great, some aren't so hot. I would check out the SG bass they make, you might like them...


    you should hook me up with one :)
     
  3. Get the Epiphone Vince Hornsby.

    It's a pretty nice bass.
     
  4. Im horrible at math, But after that 60% off, A epi Tbird shoul fall around $250, right? Great basses btw, Nothing muddy about them, dont believe the hype! The les paul basses are good too. They both has jazz sized necks I believe.
     
  5. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    Thunderbird or EB-3, I say.
     
  6. Keep the Reverend and end all contact with your brother-in-law. :eek:
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I think the bass you choose should be towards the music you play. If you are looking for a vintage sound the EB's are a really good choice. The t-bird will give a great late 70's and 80's tone. With that kind of discount, stay away from the lesser expensive models. Epi sells basses for like $160 retail.
    Stop at a GC or some other store and play a few to get an idea of what may work.
    I am unsure if EPI makes a 1-1/2" nut width neck and what their finger board radius is.
     
  8. FatherFunk

    FatherFunk

    Sep 25, 2005
    So, and Epiphone over an SX?
    And where's a site I can look at them with prices?
     
  9. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    For the love of God, keep the Reverend!
     
  10. FatherFunk

    FatherFunk

    Sep 25, 2005
    OK, I'm getting pretty stoked about this Reverend. Are they really that great?
     
  11. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yes, and the fact that they're no longer made makes 'em that much better.

    Reverend dropped the line because not many sold, even with how great they were.
     
  12. Folmeister

    Folmeister Knowledge is Good - Emile Faber Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    Tomball, Texas
    Yes! They are light, play very well, and sound killer. My Rumblefish is my favorite gigging bass. If you really want that Eppie, you can sell the Reverend to me.
     
  13. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I totally missed the part about the Reverend. Yes, DEFINITELY keep that one. Some of the coolest basses ever made, and they're gettin pretty hard to find now.
     
  14. The Reverend Rumblefish is a very unique and great bass.