Epi > Gibson, New Tbird.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vene-nemesis, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España

    Neck through, new pickups, new bridge (at long last), they even had to put the epiphone logo silk-printed on the headstock to avoid "gibsonation" and ebay-scaming.

    The only shame is it is active, but anyway im looking foward to try it.
  2. lowendgenerator

    lowendgenerator All panic, no disco.

    Mar 26, 2006
    I still want to know if the neck is the old Epiphone style or if they shaped in more like the Gibson necks. The old Epi necks were horribly large and cumbersome.
  3. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    this explains why I saw a last-year's model at the Pasadena GC for ~$279

    me, I can't get past the bolt-on neck. Epi starts makinn this like the original and I'll listen...
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    D'oh - now their neck-thru! Silly me. Well, I guess I should at least look at a new one...
  5. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    It says that the neck profile has been made slimer, but doesnt mention to what extent.
  6. ClydeMcAllister

    ClydeMcAllister Guest

    Jan 18, 2008
    Lafitte, LA
    These look great! I wish the T-Bird sound was to my liking, cause I would so rock one of those.
  7. broadblik

    broadblik Guest

    Aug 10, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    They apparently have a

    ""bad ass" fully-adjustable bridge"

  8. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 Life is short, buy the bass.

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    These are neck through, for the $ I bet they are going to spank the Gibson Tbird
  9. johnnyflats

    johnnyflats Guest

    Dec 31, 2008
    Manchester. uk.
    These look really nice, i have one of the older epi T-Birds and to be honest i really like the sound but as someone else said the necks are a bit cumbersome, so much so that i dont pick it up a great deal which is a shame really but i cant bring myself to part with it.
  10. overdrivethree

    overdrivethree Guest

    Nov 1, 2008
    Western PA
    i dig the black trim on those, too.

    i'd try one. only downside is you can't "Fenderbird" it now.


    Oct 10, 2008
    They finally got rid of that "Horrible" 3 point bridge!
    I Hated that thing!
  12. anyone know street price?
  13. Looks pretty cool. I wonder about the electronics, though, and what the actual street price will be.
  14. Visirale

    Visirale Guest

    Mar 23, 2003
    Wow. I'm impressed. If I play one and like it, I might consider selling both of my rays so I can get a streamer stage one and use that as a gigging rock bass...
  15. JessyB96


    Dec 14, 2008
    Alberta Canada
    It'll probably be comparable to the epi blackbird neck which is slightly thinner and easier to play then the regular tbird. and I'd be willing to say 500 is a good guess for street price. they still should have put the strap button on the back like the gibsons.
  16. LCMBassist

    LCMBassist Guest

    Sep 27, 2008
    Looks like Epiphone have shot Gibson in the foot......these don't seem to have anything that the Gibson doesn't have.....
  17. ggmcgee

    ggmcgee Guest

    Dec 28, 2008
    Oooo, very pretty! What's the feasibility of taking out the pickups and active wiring to drop in some more traditional t-bird pickups? :smug:
  18. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Used they should go for $400- $600 I would imagine.

  19. JessyB96


    Dec 14, 2008
    Alberta Canada
    it could be done u just would have a blank space in your controls which would actually be a good place for a toggle switch actually... Only problem is good luck finding more traditional tbird pickups u can get them from gibson (or so i'm told) but it ain't easy and the 4 string will be 500 (new) if u notice the msrp is the same as on the allen woody bass from epi and that runs for 500 street.
  20. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    He could wire it V/V/T/T, seymoure duncan makes replica pickups or at least ones that are extremely close and you can buy the crome pickup covers from ebay theres a guy selling old gibson parts and replicas of them.