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WestOfBen
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SOLD: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass

Post by WestOfBen » 12 May 2017, 20:34

Offering up my beloved Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass.

Make a tonal and visual difference, yeah I know that sounds all salesman like but I am really sad to see this bass leave the family. It is a monster and I just don't have the space or place to use it like it needs to be :(

This is the closest to a real Gibson these Epi Les Pauls ever came. I have made modifications as tastefully as I could, for a purpose at the time I needed. I always hoped the modifications wouldn't detract too far from the essence of the original thing.

Standard things
Korean made, est mid-2000s
Set-neck
Deluxe features, binding, block inlays, ornate headstock inlays - all real stuff
Smaller Epiphone headstock - ultralight tuners as standard
Standard 3-point bridge, these aren't that bad and easy enough to adjust
Straight neck
A few knocks on back, see pics. No marks on front. Overall finish is excellent and polishes up real nice
Semi-chambered Mahogany body, neck not sure
Genuine arch-top with flamed sunburst finish, my eyes will miss this
Nice neck shape somewhere between Rickenbacker and P-Bass
No lightweight but balances fairly well for an Epiphone and definitely not more than 5kg

Modifications
Added tail-stop to help prevent the typical 3-point Tune-O-Matic bridge from tilting. I found this made adjustments and tuning more stable. I have done the same in the past with other Epiphones with this bridge type.
SGD Lutherie Sidewinder Dual-coil humbuckers in chrome cases, custom jobbies from the US
Push-pull HB/Single-coil volume knobs to pull single coils out - wiring is standard Les Paul type VV/TT
99% matching standard knobs
Professionally installed Gibson Les Paul Bass/Treble 3-way selector switch using high-quality parts and matching cream coloured back plate and switch plate - no Epiphone Les Paul Bass to my knowledge ever had this feature, it is killer!
All wired as nicely as I could inside

Other things
It has a few sounds. In full HB mode it is like thunder. It is a high-output bass. Switching to SC on either coil tames this. Bridge pickup has a nice midrange snap. Neck pickup is deep and both are pleasingly throaty. It definitely has a Les Paul sound, with flavours of Thunderbird to my ears. Big thick sound with bite.

Over the years I have experimented with tunings using mostly CircleK (Kalium) strings for BEAD and CGDA tunings. Currently strung with DR Drop-Downs for CGCA. Handles normal tunings easy. Ultra-low tunings might need slight filing of bridge pieces and stop to fit heavier gauge strings. But that's "normal" extreme stuff. It probably sounds great with flatwound strings but I never tried.

Rock, metal, who knows what else. This is a great thumping bass. Channel your inner Sevendust. Channel your inner rock legend. Definitely channel something else. This would be a great step up for a young person wanting to move from entry level to something with a bit more guts. Girls or guys should be happy. Strap it low low or strap it high. I never found hanging it low to be uncomfortable.

I hope it goes to a good home :)

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Last edited by WestOfBen on 17 Aug 2017, 16:12, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $700!

Post by TheSpiced_Malonge » 12 May 2017, 21:33

Foul temptress....

Location?

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $700!

Post by WestOfBen » 12 May 2017, 22:22

Spiced Malonge ha! In Bendigo.
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $700!

Post by noplanb » 14 May 2017, 22:26

May I ask where you got the tail-stop from? I have been looking for one...
I see..............basses!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $700!

Post by WestOfBen » 14 May 2017, 22:43

I thought it was from Bass Parts Resource but their catalogue isn't listing it. I had considered a Warwick stop tailpiece but the style didn't fit.

Googling bass stop tailpiece shows some good options. I like the one on the orange Deusenberg.

Buy my bass :D :thumbup:
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 22 May 2017, 14:08

Dropping $50. This bass is advertised elsewhere for slightly more. Giving my friends here preference.

I'll include the standard pickups as well.
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 06 Jun 2017, 16:48

BUMP!
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 13 Jun 2017, 13:02

Bump!
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 29 Jun 2017, 18:33

Bump make a reasonable offer :)
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 07 Jul 2017, 12:46

Bump
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 14 Jul 2017, 10:28

Bump still needs a new home
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

WestOfBen
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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - Stand Out for $650!

Post by WestOfBen » 20 Jul 2017, 13:19

Bumpy bump!
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - DROP $550!

Post by WestOfBen » 14 Aug 2017, 12:07

Dropped to $550. That's it, can't go no further.
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

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Re: FS: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass - DROP $550!

Post by WestOfBen » 16 Aug 2017, 11:09

Sale in progress!
Rickenbacker 4003JG, Epiphone Ripper, Marina P/J fretless, Tanglewood ABG, 1960s Rose Music Tempo SS semi-hollow bass, an acoustic guitar, GK 700RB-II, SWR Henry 8x8, some pedals
My band is called Ascribe!

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