NBD 1964 Epiphone Newport

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bigshiny, Aug 4, 2017.


  1. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    IMG_3193.JPG Picked this up yesterday.
    Does anybody have a suggestion where to find a hard shell case for this?
     
  2. Looks in good condition for a 53 year old bass :).
     
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  3. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    That's a beauty. :thumbsup: I have no idea on a case though.
     
  4. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    I'm not finding anything out there.
    Even a really good gig bag would help.
    But I would really prefer a case for this.
     
  5. Duder

    Duder

    Dec 6, 2014
    Florida
    Maybe something meant for a Ripper/Grabber?
     
  6. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Awesome looking bass guitar. Hope it sounds as good as it looks.

    You're thread reminded me of this video. Though this guy makes everything look easy.

     
  7. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player

    Mar 14, 2011
    Very nice! Thanks for posting.

    Can you describe the sound of these basses? Is that a humbucker at the neck?
     
  8. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Or maybe a p90?
     
  9. That's one well-preserved Epi! Congrats on obtaining it.

    I played one in a GC a few weeks ago and got reminded how well-built these basses were. A joy to play.

    To those asking about the pickup, it's the exact same pickup used in Gibson's EB series from that time, Sidewinder aka Mudbucker. Love it or hate it, there's nothing else like it.

    Play that Newport in good health and enjoy!
     
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  10. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    Just an FYI.
    I went with an Access Stage 3 Hard bag.
    Has the movable neck support pillow.
     
  11. Sergio83

    Sergio83

    Aug 31, 2018
    France
    Hello,
    Just found out that Epiphone's own 940-EMBCS fits perfectly.
    Epiphone Newport - 940-EMBCS.JPG
     
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  12. That extra cover just suggests a solid thumb mount for some serious finger picking right in front of the bridge on those nylon strings. :thumbsup:
    Sound sample? :laugh:
     
  13. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    I removed the tapwound strings and put on some Labella’s. It sounds very close to my aluminum upright. It’s actually my backup.
     
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Michael Davis, former bassist for the MC5 played one of these in later years as bassist for Detroit’s Destroy All Monsters.

    There’s a lot of love/desire for those basses. Must have something to it besides just being older.
     
  15. A ton of guts soundwise, and some very nice, tight-grained mahagony on all of the ones that I've played. Very lovable instruments IMO.
     
  16. Swerve

    Swerve

    Nov 22, 2002
    Oregon
    Colin Moulding of XTC used one of these to record the album Black Sea. Sounds great. :thumbsup:
     
  17. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    This was the first year of the batwing headstock. Made in Kalamazoo MI.
     
  18. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    Marshall Grant used this bass for both the Folsom Prison and San Quentin live albums.
     
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  19. bigshiny

    bigshiny Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2010
    St Louis MO
    Sergio83 , thanks for the case info!
     
  20. Great looking bass! Congrats!
     
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