Epiphone Newport Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wwittman, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. wwittman


    Apr 21, 2004
    Westchester, NY
    so... anyone here know?
    Talking about the 60's Epiphones, is the two pick-up version (their version of the EB-3 but with that rounded cutaway shape) also called a Newport?
    or did it have a different name?
  2. wwittman


    Apr 21, 2004
    Westchester, NY
    Bump... NO ONE knows?
  3. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
  4. SMG

    SMG Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    metro Detroit
    The two pickup version, which by the way, has Thunderbird pickups instead of an EB0 pickup and 34" neck instead of 30" was known as the Embassy. I have never played one, but reports are that they compare favorablely with a 60's Thunderbird because they don't have the as drastic of balance problems.
  5. wwittman


    Apr 21, 2004
    Westchester, NY
    thanks, but then that's not the one I am asking about!

    The one I played a few times looked exactly like a Newport but with EB-3 style humbuckers, one large one at the neck and one small one at the bridge.

    JUST like a 2 pick-up Newport.

    it also had a 2 on a side headstock, unlike most Newports I've seen.
  6. 69'Vette


    Jan 28, 2003
    Cedar Hills, UT

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    The early Newports had 2+2 headstocks. Two mudbuckers could have been a mod, or it could have been special ordered. I've seen a couple EB-3s and EB-2s that were ordered that way.