Epiphone Newport looks like a winner.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by crunchysock, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. crunchysock

    crunchysock

    Dec 29, 2011
    I just came across these a few minutes ago. If it’s anything like the Embassy I just received last week I’m going to have to pick one up.
     

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  2. crunchysock

    crunchysock

    Dec 29, 2011
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  3. melloncollie

    melloncollie Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    In some pictures the bridge pickup looks like it’s right up against the bridge. I’m others it looks to be in more of the stingray position. It’ll be interesting to hear regardless.
     
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  4. Too broke for a Serek, so this is right up my alley. Might need a thumbrest though...
     
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  5. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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  6. Aaaand we have a demo:

     
  7. 350125g0

    350125g0

    Mar 4, 2020
    Yeah, that bridge pickup is way too close to the bridge for my comfort... a little further up and I'd say it was a winner.

    It looks real pretty in yellow/orange though...
     
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  8. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    My thoughts exactly

    I really like the way this looks, if I ever got around to playing garage rock again, this would be ideal
     
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  9. The real question here is whether or not they're alive with pleasure?!
     
  10. B-Mac

    B-Mac Happiness is a warm puppy and a great bass Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    or Menthol:smug:
     
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  11. Well, the "classic" Newports all are!
     
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  12. bobyoung53

    bobyoung53 Supporting Member

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  13. JSandbloom

    JSandbloom Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Redding, Ca
    Lakland Basses
    Be a lot cooler if it had the batwing headstock.
     
  14. Sharko

    Sharko

    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Agree, would like to see this with the bat wing headstock… that said, I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this bass.

    does it neck dive?
     
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  15. Here's my original 61 Newport, currently being restored.
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    Didn't know they were reintroducing them...
    Not sure why they added a bridge pup.... the originals sported one mudbucker, right against the neck. Basically Epis version of an EBO.
    Great looking and well balanced short scale.
    The bass I cut my teeth on.;)
     
  16. blacktocomm

    blacktocomm Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    West By God
    This is now at the top of my GAS list. I may have to pull the trigger on one this week.
     
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  17. Different pickups...
    Different bridge...
    Different Tuners...
    Different headstock...
    Guess they weren't going for a replica thing. Kinda updated it.
    Still dig it..:thumbsup:
     
  18. philpm

    philpm

    May 31, 2013
    Kansas City, MO
    If I can find one locally to try, I'll probably be picking one of these up. Nice colors too!
     
  19. IF I were into short scale basses and ...
    IF it came with a "hockey stick" head stock as opposed to the current one (although that might make the name-plate logo difficult to display) and ...
    IF they offered the original pick-up configuration ...
    I might get interested, pretty quickly.

    I do like some of the colors and the over-all look.
     
  20. Erik herman

    Erik herman Gold Supporting Member

    This looks awesome, may have to get one of these! The hardest decision is what color to pick! That yellow is super cool!