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What model Epiphone was it?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mkandolf, Mar 3, 2008.


  1. mkandolf

    mkandolf

    Nov 21, 2007
    Saint Clair, MI
    Fellow Bassists,

    Way back in the '70's I had a red Epiphone hollow body electric bass. I got kinda curious and started listing basses I have owned and/or wanted over the years and I can't remember what model bass that was. :confused:

    Body style was hollow body, very similar in appearance to the Casino guitar IIRC.

    Can anyone help me out or even know where I can find a picture of one? I might even start looking to pick up one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. basstones

    basstones Supporting Member

    May 24, 2005
    Houston, TX
    maybe this?


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  3. mkandolf

    mkandolf

    Nov 21, 2007
    Saint Clair, MI
    That may very well be it. Had a fairly unique tone to it, can't say that I really liked it, also had a bar that 'muted' the strings if I remember.

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  4. Rivoli
     
  5. 7flat5

    7flat5

    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
  6. 4001V63

    4001V63

    Apr 19, 2006
    Finland
    Pic looks like mine ES-232C -67 Kalamazoo Epi Rivoli

    Absolutely fantastic bass. There´s nice semi-hollow sound with rick-type ring and upper register.
    Easy to play and sounds great with fingers and with pick...
    There isn´t mute either. That EA-260 (japanese) was a bit different construction technically. Haven´t never see or try.

    I tried new (korean) Rivoli and didn´t like at all. Totally different instrument all the way.
     
  7. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    The EA-260 was made in the Matsumoku plant, and only came in bright red. The same bass was sold with many brands on the headstock such as Univox, Conrad, Lyle and others with the only differences being the finishes and headstocks.

    The most obvious giveaway for that bass is the dots down the E side of the fretboard instead of the center. If the OP can remember where the dots were that should tell what it was.
     
  8. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    The deciding factor: set neck or bolt on?
     
  9. mkandolf

    mkandolf

    Nov 21, 2007
    Saint Clair, MI
    Aha! I look back at the thread and there's more info. Thanks to all that replied.

    While I originally thought the Rivoli was it, the picture of the EA-260 is definitely it. I remember the mute now and those offset fret dots.

    This was my first bass, bought from a friend for about $50 so many years ago.
     
  10. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    I had one for a while (finished and branded differently) and loved the sound. I still think about those pickups, but the neck and string spacing were more narrow than I like.
     
  11. AbbeyRolled

    AbbeyRolled

    Apr 21, 2006
    Anybody know where I could find parts for an ea-260? I have the body, but NOTHING else. No pups, no neck, no electronics. I've been scouring the internet, and just can't come up with anything. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  12. they made a wilshire bass? sexy
     
  13. Enforcer94

    Enforcer94

    Dec 14, 2015
    Google Epiphone EA-260 hollowbody....is that it?
     

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