epiphone basses (cheap, effective)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pike66, Oct 22, 2001.

  1. pike66


    Apr 28, 2001
    Long Island NY
    hey all!
    I just want to say how much I love my epiphone bass.
    it's a Power Bass II model.
    It's a cheap, no frills bass, that most bass players, including myself at one time, would say "that's not a bass! that's the biggest piece of crap I ever saw!"
    But, it's not!
    It's such a cool bass. the p bass style pickup and jazz pickup at the bridge make it sound like a fender p-bass special. I mean, the pickups aren't the most mindshattering things in the world, but they work well.
    Plus they are built like tanks. I also own an Epiphone Accubass, and that one is just as good.
    I do still love my american fender jazz bass. nothing can top it in my opinion. but, for a cheap piece of crap bass, the epiphone rocks.
  2. ashtray9


    Aug 1, 2002
    Tempe Arizona
    I own a power bass too. I respect it a lot for such a low priced bass. Really good deal ($150 new). Though, I am thinking of replacing the pickups to make it badass.

    It was my first bass, and I have grown attatched to it as my ability to play it increases every day.

    Is it rare? Possibly any market value?
  3. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    I just looked at the Epiphone site and couldn't see a Power Bass II model listed there. Any pics? It sounds interesting.

  4. i have an epiphone, but i dont know what model it is. It was my brothers(RIP), and he passed it down to me when we went to college. It is a pbass copy and says EPI on the headstock, i dont know what model it is specifically called though.