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ID this Epiphone pbass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheGreatSealof, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Deptford, NJ
    I just purchased this bass for $30.00. It had lots of problems that I repaired, i.e. bridge, neck bow etc.

    I purchased it for a beater bass because my job requires me to travel extensively. I will remove the neck and pack the body and neck in my suitcase to save baggage fees. I am not concerned about damage or theft. Just need something to travel with to keep my fingers primed while away from home.

    Can anyone identify model or possibly the approximate age?
    epi pbass.

    epi pbass head stock.

    pbass body, pbass style pickup, and Jazz style neck.
  2. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    Accu bass, right?
  3. Looks like a accubass to me.
  4. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Deptford, NJ
    Thanks for the help. yes, it appears to be the Accubass. It plays and sounds great. I got a good deal for $30 and a little effort repairwise.
  5. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    I passed up an early accubass a few months ago for $70. I regret it.
  6. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    Got one here for a great price a few months ago.
    Excellent basses for little $$$ with the right strings and setup.
  7. Thanks for posting the link, WV! I have the sunburst Jr., have had it for a few years now. It was/is the first bass I got (as a present from my wife) in my current incarnation as a bass player. :D

    Its a good looker and a *smooth* player, after a careful set-up! Sounds pretty darn good with flatwounds, although now it needs a new tone pot and I plan on replacing the tuner machines with something like the black Grover 144BC4s. Anyone know what size they are?

    Also toying with the idea of replacing the pups w/Bill Lawrence P46s. Has anybody done this?

    Is there an Accubass club? :p

    Found the club....
  8. wilfred


    Jun 17, 2012
    Don't these old epi p bass copy's have plywood bodies?
  9. pocketgroove


    Jun 28, 2010
    Mine does. Not an Accubass, but...

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  10. Stilettoprefer


    Nov 26, 2010
    I would chop most of that headstock off pretty quick if I bought it for $30.

    Good looking bass otherwise, nice score!
  11. wilfred


    Jun 17, 2012
    Its pretty sweet how they are string through...
  12. bootsox


    Apr 28, 2012
    Biloxi, MS
    who cares? it's the overall construction and the electronics that count. as long as the neck pocket is tight and the frets are in the right spot you got a bass that can sound fantastic with the right pups and controls