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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... Read More

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Overview

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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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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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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5.0

awsome

By Luis Robinson

from New Jersey

I bought this bass as a used one for 150 with a gig bag what a steal. i play this bass so much my fingers hurt. the sound is nice the wood in perfect. i have the red one and i get so much attention when i bring this out for band practice.

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5.0

Big sound. Small price.

By Micah Cox

from Owensboro, Kentucky

I'm not going to get technical but I'll give you the run down on why I bought this bass. I used to play in a punk band and metal band years ago but stopped playing when I got married. Just sort of faded from it. I had some high end basses and I sold them 23 years ago. I never thought I'd get a great sound I like for a cheap price. My praise Band at Church needed another bassist and I told my Pastor I'd be interested. Well I worked in radio and I was on a budget. I got on the site and started reading reviews and took the risk. At $300 I wasn't going to be out much and I thought I could save up for a great bass while using this one. Now I don't want another one. Shipping was fast and free and when I pulled my bass out of the box it was already in tune. I saw reviews saying the factory strings weren't up to par so I ordered some GHS Boomers. I haven't put them on yet. The factory strings sound great. Some said the bass is heavy but I like the weight. The sound is rich. The grain in the body looks nice. This bass is way more than I expected. Still waiting to put on the Boomers though.

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4.0

Gerat Bass Love it

By Tomas L Chesney

from Tecumseh Mi

This is a great bass with a couple of tweaks. Spend $50.00 bucks (or do it yourself) Switch out the junk pots with CTS 1MGs in the volumes and a 250k in the tone, put in a good cap (I used an .022 orange drop) I will replace the plastic nut with graphite or bone next but for now it is fine. This Bass comes alive! Sounds as good or better as the GIBSON version for hundreds less and holds its own against many other Basses that are twice the price. Great neck, smooth frets and easy to adjust to you style of playing!. You should change the strings that in its self make a difference. Guitar Center helped me all the way if you are looking all I can say is good job epiphone this is a Great Bass go for it!

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4.0

A good deal

By Dan Hargrove

from Mass.

I had mine shipped from Nevada, and she checked out okay out of the box. With the exception of the jack not being connected(which I did) I think she is pretty well put together. I like the neck through the body. I currently play my Gibson USA 1973 Les Paul Triumph. The Epiphone LP Special is a bit bigger in the neck thus making you have to work a little harder at first. Also, the balance is off. The neck tends to point downward when you let go. Not as heavy as I thought it would be as it is made of Mahogony. I put her to the test right away out of the box, because she was delivered to me with only enough time for me to make a few minor adjustments, change the strings and head out to a show I was playing. I used her for 2 sets before picking up the Triumph. I know that was risky, but I'm a seasoned bass player and I relied on the storied history of the Epiphone brand and quality to see if she has what it takes. I was not disappointed. Even with the minor things I found, This guitar is well worth the money.

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5.0

EPIC!!!

By Nick Wilson

from Lee's Summit, MO

Was looking around for a new bass for a long time, did lots of looking around. Went to guitarcenter.com and looked and found this. Never saw a bass as good looking as the transparent black one. Went to a local guitar store and just so happend to find this! Best money I have ever spent in my life! Sounds just like a bass should!

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4.0

a classic

By bogobogo

from lancaster

first of all i only tried this bass i dont own it to start the finish is awsome but but it does get realy dirty the neck is fast smooth i was realy worried about the neck bieng too thin but it feels perfect "to me" the tone is nice deep rich i think thius bass is good for beginners it is defineitly an option to consider and (trust me it looks 100times better in person) try it the only reson i gave it 4 stars is because i dont own it and havent had enough expiriance with it

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A Good Bass...

By Charles

from Brooklyn, NY

This Bass is ideal because of its Les Paul shape and effective pickups. I don't mind the extra weight, although it may be a little heavy for a long night at a gig. It has a clear, deep sound and is easy to play. I love this bass because it is different from the standard bass shape (like the mishapen fusion V) of most basses. This is a good buy for the price and sound you want for a bass. I would recommend it to anyone!

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bass!!!

By Mason

from Stryker

Iv had this bass for about 4 or 5 months now. I love how big the pickups are. I play this for pep band at my school during basketball season. Its has a nice rich sound. I give it a five out five. But get some strap locks because the stock ones do not hold a strap very well. but overall a fantastic bass.

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(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.

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5.0

Highly recomended

By Volf

from Conyers, GA

This bass doesn't have the weight of a normal Les Paul that I've been used to. It has a flat face, instead of th eraise in the center, but it looks great on stage and the red is just plain beautiful. The pictures here show it being a two piece, but the one I got is a solidbody bass that is fully painted. This bass should also be listed as an acoustic, because it's just as loud acoustic as it is on nearly full volume on my 60w amp. Absolute love this bass and recomend it to beginners and life-long bassists alike.

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