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Why do they never get it right? (Epi Casady content)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Avezzano, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. I mean: you have to boost the sales of a classic, established model, creating a "limited edition" for a given bass, right? Well, it's reasonable and legit, to me. So, why in the whole damn world don't you make a poll first and only after you select the color for said special run? I mean: would you like better the first or the second, instead? (Just asking for opinions)

    Epiphone-Jack-Casady-Bass-Silverburst. 28s78xv.
  2. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    No silverburst for me. Like Antigua, to me it was ugly then, and ugly now. YMMV
  3. nubs


    Mar 1, 2005
    i like the silverburst, the standard 3tsb is SO common a dime a dozen with that finish...how many sunbursts in that scheme does one actually need....IMO
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    The silver finish looks a lot better to me. Sunbursts are boring.
    Just wondering, what makes you think that Gibson didn't enquire before releasing this model?
  5. the fact that most comments in the forums are not exactly full of enthusiasm.... I might be wrong, but my impression is three/four "bleah" and maybe one "wow"... (and maybe a couple of "well...")
  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Which one are they releasing?
  7. you can easily find the black, the golden one and (recent) the silverburst. For only a brief period it was possible (several years ago, 97/98 if I am not wrong) to find the standard tritone sunburst, that to me, despite its large diffusion, is still one of the most appealing colors...


  8. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    They already release the silverburst. To me, I can't stand either one...

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Thats why I took the liberty of refinishing mine ;)

  10. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Glittery greenburst, a la G&L. Lovely.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Thank you :)
  12. I like the goldtop and sunburst - the silverburst possibly looks better 'in person', but
    from the photos I've seen, it does little for me. But if you like them, great..
  13. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I don't like the Silverburst but I like the black pickup, ring, knobs, and guard.
  14. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher

    Feb 25, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    Liked the gold one. Bought the gold one. Love the gold one.
    Imaginary Pony likes this.
  15. moebass


    Jan 4, 2011
    Im not a fan of the silverburst. I wish they would make a white one or a aged cherry,even just bring back the regluar sunburst.. You know the "good" gibson colors.
    Silverburst looks cheap. Although the silverburst is in my oppinion was not ment for me,but emo kids wanting somthing thats "not for old people".
    Well atleast there 3 color options.
  16. Not everyone thinks they "got it wrong". The Silverburst is an unknown quantity at this early point. It may very well prove to be the most popular finish of all. I like all the finishes, including the new Silverburst.

    Just because a few nabobs on a web forum find it necessary to express their disgust with something hardly "proves" anything.

    If anything has been "proven", it's that the Sunburst version was the least popular finish. Maybe that's why it is less common and no longer offered.
  17. Silverburst with cream plastics would give it the more vintage feel and add some contrasting tones to the monotonous tones of the body.
  18. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    That silverburst is about is about as far from "vintage" as you could get. As far as I've seen the original Gibsons came in black, gold and a tobacco burst.

    The fact there's as much difference of opinion over the silverburst says loud and clear Epiphone blew it. If it were one of a dozen options that would be one thing but since it's one of what, three? it was pretty poor market research to come out with something that wasn't more widely liked. How about a trans-orange for example? or a reverse cherry burst? Lots of options that 95% of people would ooh and ah over.

    I've had my eye out for the right JC Model for a while but I detest that silverburst and unless I got one cheap enough that I could comfortably afford refinishing it would keep me from buying one.
  19. Why? On this board there are differences of opinion about everything. Just means different strokes.

    How on earth can anyone know that already? The Silverburst just came out.

    Yeah? 95% ? lol
  20. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    On the JC, yes. Silverburst has been around for quite awhile though.

    With that said, I don't think Epi blew it by choosing that color.

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