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Epiphone Viola Bass VS  

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This veteran from the British invasion is back without the vintage price tag! Mod looks and warm, bass tone come together as a result of its hollow laminated maple body with a short-scale 30" maple ne... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

This veteran from the British invasion is back without the vintage price tag! Mod looks and warm, bass tone come together as a result of its hollow laminated maple body with a short-scale 30" maple neck, elegant flamed maple top and dual bass mini-humbucking pickups. Other features include a floating rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece, 2 volumes, 1 tone, chrome hardware, and vintage sunburst finish.

Features
  • Style: hollowbody viola shape
  • Body: laminated maple
  • Neck: set maple
  • Finish: Vintage sunburst
  • Fingerboard: rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: dot
  • Pickups: NYR & NYT mini humbuckers
  • Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone
  • Bridge: floating rosewood
  • Tailpiece: trapeze
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Scale length: 30.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.65"
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EpiphoneViola Bass VS
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

best bass for the buck!

Wow! I have been playing double bass for six years, and bass guitar for three, and may I say, that this bass is the best of both worlds! It has two, sweet...Read complete review

Wow! I have been playing double bass for six years, and bass guitar for three, and may I say, that this bass is the best of both worlds! It has two, sweet humbuckers, that with a little judicial use of messing with your tone, can go from a warm, smooth, low-end groove, to crystalline highs for a funky snap! Because of it's semi-hollow construction, it is very light, and good to go for hours of playing; this style of build also adds that rich, acoustic bass flavor to your sound! The neck is very fast, with a very nice, thin profile so jumping from note-to-note just got that much easier! And because of the short scale, you can really fly on this bass with massive octave working. The finish is beautiful and I could not be happier. Buy one today, it's worth every penny and more!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

TRIED IT OUT ONLY

I tried this bass out and immediately put it back down. I thought the bass had a treble-like and distorted sound. But some other people loved it on here, so try it out...Read complete review

I tried this bass out and immediately put it back down. I thought the bass had a treble-like and distorted sound. But some other people loved it on here, so try it out to see if you like it.

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(75 of 79 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best bass for the buck!

By Standupbass

from Washington

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

Wow! I have been playing double bass for six years, and bass guitar for three, and may I say, that this bass is the best of both worlds! It has two, sweet humbuckers, that with a little judicial use of messing with your tone, can go from a warm, smooth, low-end groove, to crystalline highs for a funky snap! Because of it's semi-hollow construction, it is very light, and good to go for hours of playing; this style of build also adds that rich, acoustic bass flavor to your sound! The neck is very fast, with a very nice, thin profile so jumping from note-to-note just got that much easier! And because of the short scale, you can really fly on this bass with massive octave working. The finish is beautiful and I could not be happier. Buy one today, it's worth every penny and more!

(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warm Tones for Old Rockers

By Mickey

from PA

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

Owned a beatles bass years ago and regreted everyday since I sold it. This bass is as rich and warm sounding as the original I played. I actually prefer the look and tone to the new Hofners. The action is great, and the tone is perfect for older rock and blues. Besides tone and playability it looks awesome.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sir Paul Should play on this!!!

By Robert N.

from Hollywood FL

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

Don't break your bank looking for the real thing. They cost a lot more for the same quality. I was amazized by the heavy sound a cheap instrument could deliver. I own a gibson and a fender and amazingly I find myself taking this more and more to the gigs. It sounds great for the money and they look amazing on stage and there's always someone to say "wow... what a beautiful instrument". There will be a broader range of sound on different basses out there... but for price so right as this one.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Viola bass

By Gino

from virginia

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

I was going to trade in a jackson dinky for a squier p-bass. I saw the viola bass on the rack.Nice maple top and back, paint was well done, good sound, crisp, yet bassy. Short range scale, easier for fretting. Frets were nicely polished, tuners were ok. Needles to say I got it and I put it on my personal display. Beautiful instrument with good playability.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flame top

By acousticbase56

from Virginia

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

Beautiful. This is a gorgeous bass when you see it in real life, I've owned mine for a couple years now, but on the way to a gig, it busted in an accident, so I needed a replacement bass. What did I do? Bought the new version! The action was perfect right out of the box, the tuner heads were nice and tight. The factory strings even sounded nice, they were very bright (which is not my favorite) but they sounded so clear and articulate! I might get some flatwounds later, just to see if they'd do it justice. The tonal control is amazing, this thing has so many voices, I never found them all on my old one, but maybe this time I will! Beautiful bass, a steal of a price, buy one today!

(16 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

amazing

By therazorzedge89

from baltimore MD

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

this bass can do any type of music and is beautiful, but you can not slap, fingertap(well), and if you use any type of distortion it has no growl so it doesnt get as distorted, and you will get bored of this bass very easily

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best for Performing and your Wallet.

By Beatlefan#1

from Chattanooga Tn

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

I have watched the anthology 3 times, almost every Beatle documentary on BBC, and have re-memorized HELP! and a Hard Days Night. I own 5 Beatle LP's, and Paul McCartney and Wing's world tour pamphlet. I can honestly say this is a very good replica of Paul McCartney's Violin bass. Great sound too. Easy to slide across, tune, and to play. It's a very comfortable to bass to play. The only thing is it's a little heavy. For the price, it's a steal. That is the great thing about Epiphone, it gives you the sound of a Martin, Gibson,or Fender for half the price. Not only do I recommend this product, but any product made by Epiphone to anyone(especially fans of the Beatles and Sir Paul McCartney).

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Bass!

By Logan Stewart

from Indianapolis IN

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

I got this bass for christmas. My first one ever. I haven't been able to put it down since. I've been playing it for a week and i feel that it's exetremely easy to use, the only downfall is the neck heavyness but i don't mind. It sounds like an Upright bass with the right amp.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

not only for beatles fans!

By ian

from anehiem california

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

this bass is amazing. the second i plugged it in iheard the awsome deep bass tone im used to, but more!amazing bass.i like how the volume gives u so much control over ur sound the only negative comment is that it's hollow.not to say that thats a bad thing, but with this small body, the neck falls down when u stand up and play.still nothing that bad ,though.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Rick Gaines

from Potosi, Mo.

Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:

I have played bass for 42 years. Like many I was a big Beatle fan. I have always wanted a Hofner but did not like the price. I saw this bass along with the knock off Hofners. After playing the Hofner, I picked up the Epiphone. WOW was I surprised. The sound beat the Hofner hands down. The fit and finish was perfect. The sound was deep and soulfull with good mids. The action was set at the factory and I must say they got it right. Did not have to change a thing. It holds tune very well. I am very happy with this bass. It did take me a bit to get use to the short scale. I would tell you to try this bass, you will love it.

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