Epiphone Les Paul Special Electric Bass

Epiphone Les Paul Special Electric Bass

This no frills, no nonsense bass brings you the fundamental look and feel of a Les Paul at a price even a professional musician can afford.

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Submitted September 5, 2012 by Monte McEwen in Henderson, NV
"Epiphone Les Paul Bass"
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Right out of the box this bass preformed excellent. Just tune it up & started playing. Bought it to play the new addition to X-Box 360 Rocksmith game. It worked like a champ. Love the feel of this bass as it has been a while since I've played. My old bass was a Sun Burst Music Man I got for Christmas in 1976 from my parents. This one is by far a better bass, very well made. Recommend highly.
Musical Background:
Since 1970 in a band in high school, but now just for my own enjoyment.
Musical Style:
Classic Rock, Country & Jazz
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Submitted February 21, 2011 by a customer from aol.com
"A BIG (EXPLETITIVE) SURPRISE"
OH THIS BASS IS A KEEPER I WILL NOT SELL OR TRADE IT AND IF IT WERE STOLEN YES I WOULD BUY ANOTHER
Sound
i actually bought this bass because i needed the flight case it came with.however when i played it through my ampeg rig, i got the surprise of my life!! this epi les paul bass sounded AWESOME!! really great bottom end sound. this bass is excellent for playing "clean" so i now use this bass when i play out and when i need some overdrive i just simply switch to my other bass and hit the stomp box. I RECOMEND IF YOU DONT HAVE MUCH TO SPEND AND YOU PLAY "CLEAN" BASS ALOT (NO OVERDRIVE OR DISTORTION) THEN GO AND BUY THIS!!! I PROMISE YOU WONT REGRET IT
Features
I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE BETTER LOOKING IF IT HAD DIFFERENT INLAYS. OTHER THEN THAT ITS A GREAT LOOKING BASS
Ease of Use
THIS BASS IS VERY EASY TO PLAY
Quality
I DONT USE THIS AS A BACK UP BASS ITS ONE OF 2 MAIN ONES I USE. I USE THIS TO PLAY CLEAN AND MY TRABEN ARRAY ATTACK TO PLAY EVERYTHING ELSE. TO BE HONEST I REALLY LOVE THE LES PAUL
Value
ILL JUST SAY THIS WHERE I PURCHASED IT AT IT WAS VERY WELL WORTH THE PRICE
Manufacturer Support
IVE OWNED LOL QUITE A FEW EPI'S AND I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH ANY OF THEM THUS I NEVER NEEDED CUSTOMER CARE OR SUPPORT. IN ENGLISH THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT. AND FOR THE PRICE, ITS SECOND TO NONE
The Wow Factor
I DONT KNOW ABOUT THE SEX APPEAL OF IT BUT IT HAS A VINTAGE LOOK WITH A DARKSIDE TO IT
Musical Background:
active musician
Musical Style:
rock/metal
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Submitted January 25, 2008 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Dont let the price fool you, it ROCKS"
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Keep it forever
Sound
Excellent Tone and playability.... Got it for a second bass and can,t put it down, Very satisfied and price remarable.
Features
Everything Satifactory
Ease of Use
Little rough on my left hand but easy to modify the sound. Plays great through Peavy combo 155 amp...great bottom end
Quality
Very well made,
Value
Yes
Manufacturer Support
Havent needed any support
The Wow Factor
I like this bass because of its simple looks and Maximum playability
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Rock
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Submitted June 15, 2007 by a customer from comcast.net
"Les Paul...... It explains itself."
I think this should last me a good 10-15 years as a back up bass.
Sound
It is great with my tiny amp, but the strings rattle every now and then.
Features
It would be better if it had some different inlays. The glossed neck is smooth and quick.
Ease of Use
It is extremely easy to use, but it is a little heavy.
Quality
The construction is great. No scratches or anything.
Value
It is worth $269.99. Let me correct mysel... BUY IT PLEASE!!!
Manufacturer Support
I have not had to contact Epiphone since i got this basss 7 months ago.
The Wow Factor
If the picyure had a hot chick holding it, i would have bought even if i didn't play bass.
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Rock, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock.
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Submitted May 8, 2011 by a customer from cox.net
"Very Happy Player"
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I would think that this Bass will do me until I get good at playing. Will most probably upgrade when I start playing Bass at gigs.
Sound
Bottom sound is great but the upper sounds could be better. I'm hoping that better strings will help.
Features
It did come with an amp cord. Kinda lame. I have better cords it they do make a difference. It could have at least came with instructions on bridge adjustments and knob control information. They could have also at the least included a bag or case.
Ease of Use
The fit for me is very good. I like the feel, not has heavy as some have listed. My Les Paul guitar is heavier. Will be changing the strings though. I'm just learning the bass, but have been playing stringed instruments for 40 years.
Quality
I like the finish. It is different than most that I have seen. Easy to clean. Not a lot of frills to it. Looks very well made and solid. It should last a long time, unless I do a John Entwistle with it.
Value
Great price for a good looking bass that feels great playing. Just don't like the strings.
Manufacturer Support
I can only assume. And we all know what that stands for.
The Wow Factor
Very sexy. We'll see if I can attract the opposite sex with it.
Musical Background:
Part Time Musician
Musical Style:
Rock, Country, Alternative
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Submitted November 2, 2007 by a customer from yahoo.com
"It's an okay bass for the price."
It's a cool bass if you're just starting out. But after 2 years, you might want to upgrade to something better, like maybe a Fender Standard Precision or Standard Jazz Bass.
Sound
The sound is quite good, especially when you use the neck pickup a little more. Remember, you get what you paid for. But if you want a better bass sound, you might want to change the pickups in the near future.
Features
The features on this bass is okay, nothin' fancy. You have your standard black crome hardware & standard transparent color finish. You might want to replace the strap buttons on there & put on some strap locks.
Ease of Use
The neck is a fast & easy to play. The nut is the size of a Fender Jazz bass, which is great for people with smaller hands.
Quality
I think it's made well, but you have to make sure you find one or order one without any flaws before you buy it. There is no guarantee that a low priced bass like this one, or any bass, will not fall apart or break. If you take really good care of it, it should last you a couple of years or so.
Value
It's worth it's price, I guess. I mean, you'll definitely get what you've paid for.
Manufacturer Support
I've never dealt with the company, but 2 of the black tuning pegs were starting to brake off due to overwinding the strings. So I tried to replace the pegs, but couldn't find any that fit, so I don't play that bass anymore.
The Wow Factor
I don't think I, or anyone else, would lust over this bass. But I do think it's a practical bass to learn & practice on until you can afford a beautful Fender or Gibson model.
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Classic Rock & Alternative.
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