Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top Transparent Black

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Les Paul lends his name to this new Limited Edition Epiphone electric bass guitar that gives you unparalleled performance, features and affordability. Starting with the classic Les Paul Special body s... Click To Read More About This Product

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Les Paul lends his name to this new Limited Edition Epiphone electric bass guitar that gives you unparalleled performance, features and affordability. Starting with the classic Les Paul Special body shape it sports a solid mahogany body and neck for rock-solid performance, rich bass and clean, clear highs. Two specially designed alnico bass humbuckers with separate volume controls and master tone allow you to dial-in the perfect tone. With a 34" scale length and 1.50" nut width, the new LP Special bass has great balance and is easy to play. For its price, won't find a better performing bass anywhere!

Features
  • Pickups: 442R alnico humbucker
  • Hardware: Black
  • Scale: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1.65"
  • Neck: Set
  • Neck Material: Mahogany
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by PowerReviews
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well balanced tone!

I currently play a Fender Jazz and a Gibson Ripper with my band. I like the light weight and the playability of the Jazz, and the fat sound of the Ripper. The Les...Read complete review

I currently play a Fender Jazz and a Gibson Ripper with my band. I like the light weight and the playability of the Jazz, and the fat sound of the Ripper. The Les Paul bass seems to be the ideal combination of the two. We play mostly Motown and Classic Rock, with some blues and country on the side, so for me versatility is very important. The Ripper weighs about 10 pounds making it difficult to wear for an entire night, and the Jazz just doesn't provide enough punch on certain songs. When I played the Les Paul bass, I was pleased to dicover that it is perfect balance of the two basses' tones. Another plus is the slender neck on the bass. The neck feels similar to a Jazz bass, but does still provides ample resonance, and feels sturdy to the touch. I would certainly recommend this bass to most bass players.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good sound. Terrible quality.

I bought this bass because it is a Les Paul. We all want a Les Paul, they are cool, but it also sounded cool when I played it in-store. I bought and right...Read complete review

I bought this bass because it is a Les Paul. We all want a Les Paul, they are cool, but it also sounded cool when I played it in-store. I bought and right away I noticed that the strings buzzed, this wasnt a big deal because when the amp was turned up loud it wasn't noticeable. After a couple of weeks playing this the input jack fell out, it just fell out while I was playing, I had been smart enough to buy the waranty when I purchased this bass so they repaired it quickly, but it was a hassle to not be able to play. Then after a couple of months, the strings still buzz, the screw that holds my strap on falls out, it just rips out and my bass crashed to the floor. So what im saying is that although the bass looks and sounds cool, it is built at a very low quality, consider this before you drop $$$ on this bass when there are better ones out there.

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(170 of 179 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well balanced tone!

By Lowend2

from Bergen, NY

I currently play a Fender Jazz and a Gibson Ripper with my band. I like the light weight and the playability of the Jazz, and the fat sound of the Ripper. The Les Paul bass seems to be the ideal combination of the two. We play mostly Motown and Classic Rock, with some blues and country on the side, so for me versatility is very important. The Ripper weighs about 10 pounds making it difficult to wear for an entire night, and the Jazz just doesn't provide enough punch on certain songs. When I played the Les Paul bass, I was pleased to dicover that it is perfect balance of the two basses' tones. Another plus is the slender neck on the bass. The neck feels similar to a Jazz bass, but does still provides ample resonance, and feels sturdy to the touch. I would certainly recommend this bass to most bass players.

(63 of 70 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amazing bass with an amazing price!

By Crusher_destroyer

from Ft. Worth, TX

This bass is amazing! The pickups sound great! Great highs, and thundering lows! Very easy to play, as well as a lot of fun! It's a well balanced bass and looks great! Definitely a great price for such an amazing bass!

(50 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pleasent Surprise

By Mrskygod

from Ft.Worth , Tx

After walking past this attractive bass on numerous trips to GC., I decided to play it. I was very surprised at it's tone , finish and overall quality. Where else can you buy a set neck bass for the price? The red one is drop dead beautiful and I only wished they made it in a short scale. No muddy tones like the old EB series basses. I really like mine.

(46 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass

By bassman2000

from Big Bear lake, Ca

This bass is one of the favorites in my collection, with all the perfect contouring of the classic gibson les paul guitar.this bass has $1000.00 worth of tone and the one piece neck very smooth low action with the factory setup. Stays in tune well when I play live. this bass has the classic tones and control like a Rickenbauker. can here the notes and riffs without an amplifier for practicing alone has a lot of value for a great price! Downside they dont have a 5 string yet!

(44 of 52 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big things come in small packages

By Garrett_da_bassplayer

from Sunnyvale, California

This is every bass players dream bass right here. This bass has a great sound. I never get any feedback from my amp. Great sound quality for any amp. The weight is very even not top heavy or anything it mostly stays where you want it to. Occasionally you will have to adjust afetr a while of jumping around. This bass may be heavy but it really gets around. I swing it and it goes very well> this is a must buy.

(37 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The perfect bass? No such thing

By Charles O'Leary

from San Francisco CA

This bass is NOT for everyone. If metal is your style, these pickups lack the drive that you'll want. In this price range I'd look at an Ibenez, Peavey, Dean or a BC Rich. If you are a slap style player you'll also want a more responsive set-up. If you have a small hand you'll need a bass with a shorter scale. This IS A LONG SCALE instrument. I'd hate to see a player quit because they bought the wrong bass. True professionals, this bass has only one tone control for the two pickups and no type of selection switch. That said; Who is it a great match for? Rock, soul, blues and country players will be greatly impressed. Has a wonderful "bouncy" sound, rich lows and bright highs. Also, the mahogany sustains and resonates the notes, that one can practice without an amp in a quiet setting. A better job could have been done matching the maple top, at least on mine (I bought it on-line) Also junk the cable and the tinny sounding strings that come with it. Any quality middle gauge will do

(21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such A Deal!!!!

By Randy Dean

from St. Louis, MO

For years I've wanted a Les Paul Bass...........but a Gibson Les Paul Bass was just toooooo much money. Then I heard a commercial for The Guitar Center on the TV and thought "What the heck.....check it out". To my surprise I put in a search for Les Paul Bass and it came up with this beauty........ The sound (after changing the strings to flat wounds) is amazing, with such deep deep tones. The guitar is not a cheap knock off........but a Real Les Paul.....a glued in neck (not a bolted on one), great pick ups adn I'm glad I came to the web site. Years ago I owned a Violin Shaped Beattle Bass and it was a knock off but played great but nothing in comparision to this one. It was the perfect choice for me and I hope for alot of you.

(20 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the epiphone les paul

By metalman1234

from Rutherford, NJ

I am actually about to buy this bass in a few days. A friend i have owns this bass and it sounds incredible. He let me play a little and i love how comfortable it is to play. i definetely think this product is a must buy. My father owns the thunderbird which is also by epiphone and although i have never played it, since no one is allowed to touch it but him, it is also a great bass guitar. Don?t even think twice about buying this bass guitar. Just buy it. It is worth every penny.

(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a thumper

By Travis

from Haltom City, TX

I bought a trans black model at the local GC store. Excellent finish and detail. A simple design but that is what I like. The low end thump on this guitar is awesome. Pickups are amazingly quiet when you are between songs. Stays in tune like it should. It sounds like an old Gibson EB to me. It is a little heavy and does tend to lean forward a little but that is no big deal for me. I also play a Highway 1 Fender which costs more than three times what I paid for this. It does not play the higher tones as bright as the Fender but I like this one better for rock. I put a set of D'addario 165 nickel wound strings on it right away. (stock strings sucked) I do not know how long this bass will hold up but it seems like it is built like a sledge hammer---solid! If there is a better bass at this price I would be surprised. For reference I have owned several Squiers, EB-3 Epiphone, Fender standard P, Peavey T-40...this one blows them away because of the low end thump and quiet pickups. By the way this bass looks much better than the pictures here.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Jesse

from Brick, NJ

This is my first bass but I studied hard before picking one. Absolutely incredible. Perfect sound. Very comfortable to play. The strings that came with it were not too great so I added Elixir heavy's to it. Sounded a lot better although i would suggest getting mediums next time.

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