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Epiphone bass guitars are a force to be reckoned with. These thick-stringed instruments deliver huge, thumping sounds and crisp, clear basslines.
Epiphone bass guitars are a force to be reckoned with. These thick-stringed instruments deliver huge, thumping sounds and crisp, clear basslines.No matter if you're a beginner or an experienced pro, our classic shapes and designs like the SG and Thunderbird will truly blow you away.
These iconic models are joined by similarly legendary archtop style Jack Casady's and retro Newport models, offering you plenty choice both sonically and visually.
But that's not all - each model is also affordable for a bass guitar of this quality. Plus, every Epiphone bass guitar comes with a competitive warranty, giving you peace of mind and confidence in your purchase.
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Epiphone bass guitars have their roots in the company's double bass instruments of the 1950s. These outstanding basses were partly why Gibson acquired Epiphone in 1957, so they could integrate their advanced tooling and experience into their product line.
Shortly after Epiphone's introduction to the Gibson fold, they started producing electric basses like the Rivoli and Newport, both based on popular Gibson models but with slight alterations to their appearance.
The batwing headstock of the Newport has become iconic amongst enthusiasts, while the Jack Casady designed semi-hollow bass has become one of the most popular bass guitars worldwide. These legendary models still grace the Epiphone's lineup today and are more affordable than ever!
This means Epiphone is a great choice for both first time bassists, and musicians searching for guitars packed with vintage vibes and character. And that doesn't just apply to their looks! Their lineup includes various pickup styles to offer an array of tones, from the twin humbuckers of the Embassy Bass to the single, low-impedance humbucker of the Jack Casady.
Speaking of Jack Casady, the Jefferson Airplane bassist is a known lover of Epiphone instruments and is joined by accomplished musicians like Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers Band, and the signer-songwriter Sheryl Crow. Despite their affordability, Epiphone remains one of the leading bass brands for today's players and continues to be at the cutting edge of tone.
Epiphone Viola bass guitar is semi-hollow with a maple body and central solid block for improved sustain and reduced feedback. Its design harks back to an iconic British Invasion style, and its slim-taper mahogany neck and mini humbuckers deliver a classic tone that suits various genres.
Epiphone and Gibson guitars have distinct sounds due to variations in their design, construction, and materials. While both brands produce high-quality instruments, the choice between Epiphone and Gibson depends on personal preference and budget.
Here are some notable artists who have used Epiphone bass guitars: