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New Epiphone basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Basvarken, Jan 17, 2017.


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  1. Basvarken

    Basvarken Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2010
    Velp Rockcity
    Luthier / Gibson Bass Book
    I got a heads up from Chris P Dekker editor-in-chief of De Bassist magazine, who is currently at the NAMM. Two of the new basses that Epiphone announces for the summer of 2017 are already being discussed in the Thunderbird thread (Pro Thunderbird and Embassy)
    Thunderbird Club

    But this stunning beauty doesn't really fit in there:

    masterbuilt-bass.

    It does come with a hefty price tag....
    $ 1665
     
  2. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    I'm more excited about the new Epi Embassy,which looks pretty intriguing.
     
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  3. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    I can hear what it sounds like, from just the pic...

    ... Cha- Ching!
     
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  4. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    The hefty price tag might be worth it if it's as good as it looks. Not that I could justify buying one, but it sure is beautiful.
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Oooh. I so want to put a piezo bridge on one of those... ...wait already has one? hmmm. good thing I just went broke buying something else.
     
  6. KB5

    KB5 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    All of the new Epi basses should be added to this thread. It would be very convenient.

    Here's a link to the Korina Explorer that is still pretty new. Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Korina Explorer Bass
     
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  7. Basvarken

    Basvarken Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2010
    Velp Rockcity
    Luthier / Gibson Bass Book
    Here's the announced Thunderbird (that has been discussed in the Thunderbird thread)

    Retail price $ 995

    sixtiesbird-2017.
     
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  8. Basvarken

    Basvarken Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2010
    Velp Rockcity
    Luthier / Gibson Bass Book
    And here's the Embassy (which we've also been discussing over at the Thunderbird thread)

    Retail price $ 696

    embassyreissue.
     
    40Hz, maxschrek, tuba_samurai and 8 others like this.
  9. Love the new T-bird and Embassy basses.
     
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  10. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I have lusted for an Embassy since I saw my first one many years ago, but always wayyy out of reach. Clean ones are north of $5K.

    These look amazing.

    Love the TBird as well, but the Embassy...and in white no less!!:thumbsup:
     
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  11. MrBassman17

    MrBassman17

    Dec 30, 2011
    Brewster, NY
    Two thoughts on the Century Masterbuilt : first, the retail price is never the price you pay at the store or on line; second : I wish they (Epiphone) would bring back the Zenith! I own one, and it is a spectacular instrument.
    That being said, I guess I'll have to woat until summer to play this new Century, and see if I come down with another GAS attack!
     
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  12. Blackjac97

    Blackjac97 Supporting Member

    May 27, 2012
    Maine
    I thought this exactly when I saw that picture!
     
  13. matty1039

    matty1039

    Oct 26, 2015
    New Orleans
    What is the scale on the Embassy?
     
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  14. JJR58

    JJR58 Dirty Bird Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY.
    Oh, please, please Epiphone, hope you get these right.

    i want that Thunderbird!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    Wow, Epiphone is really nailing it this year.
     
  16. Still eagerly awaiting a Rivoli...
     
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  17. StatesideRambler

    StatesideRambler

    Jul 1, 2015
    So far my GAS has been controlled with treatment but that NEW Embassy PRO Bass is causing it to flare up again.
     
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  18. Johnny Crab

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

    Feb 11, 2004
    South Texas
    Had both the Embassy and 60's T-Birds, all have been sold long ago(1989) to move to Texas.
    Very happy I didn't spend a small fortune for a "real one" again with these 2 coming out!

    6 months to accumulate funds.....YAY!
     
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  19. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    Tbird looks great.

    I guess I'm going to have to get used to the "improvements" they made to the Embassy. Really wish they had gone with a batwing and left the body shape alone. That upper horn... yeesh. Transparent cherry looks nice, though.
     
  20. Matt O

    Matt O

    Feb 19, 2013
    The Mitten
    Also, reading the descriptions closer, they state the tbird is a thru neck, but neck construction on the Embassy is not mentioned.

    Anyone have info if the Embassy is a bolt on?

    I guess these will be at NAMM so we will soon find out.
     
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