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Woody, who passed away in August 2000, was an avid collector of vintage Epiphone basses, and this signature model combines the features that Woody found best for playing in his aggressive, rumbling style. It has a semi-hollow, single-cutaway, archtop body similar to that of Epiphone's Kat series but without f-holes. The neck is a 30" short scale fo...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Woody, who passed away in August 2000, was an avid collector of vintage Epiphone basses, and this signature model combines the features that Woody found best for playing in his aggressive, rumbling style. It has a semi-hollow, single-cutaway, archtop body similar to that of Epiphone's Kat series but without f-holes. The neck is a 30" short scale for easier play. Mini-humbucking pickups in the neck and middle position deliver a warm tone. Gold hardware.

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  • Semi-hollow, single-cutaway, archtop body without f-holes
  • 30" short-scale neck
  • Mini-humbucking pickups in the neck and middle positions
  • Gold hardware
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EpiphoneAllen Woody Limited Edition Bass
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

is it time to reconsider ?

many talk about expensive basses worth over 2000 or 3000 bucks. and sometines we are selfish to accept the fact that a bass worth 500 bucks liek this one may sound better or the...Read complete review

many talk about expensive basses worth over 2000 or 3000 bucks. and sometines we are selfish to accept the fact that a bass worth 500 bucks liek this one may sound better or the same like our expensive ones. it is tiem to revise our point of view regarding "cheap" instruments. this bass is what it says it is: A BASS that delivers huge lows and mids and discreet highs. of course it addresses to rock abd blues fans. playability? yes the best, light weight the looks? yes a beauty sound ? rock blues and motown fans will love it it sounds like classic precisions and JB of the sixties only more aggressive and punchy. for me that i am a Mule fan Allen woody's fan and a rocker this bass is the perfect combination of collectible item, tribute item and a super instrument to play with GET ONE NOW and i mean it!!!

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Very Disapointed

I ordered through GC.com. This bass was a huge disapointment. The laquer finish was thick on some spots, and thin on others. It also looks like the red body stain bled through to...Read complete review

I ordered through GC.com. This bass was a huge disapointment. The laquer finish was thick on some spots, and thin on others. It also looks like the red body stain bled through to the cream binding, making it look sloppy, The dark fingerboard stain bled through to the lighter neck finish also. The binding itself was cut with something blunt, so it did not match up on the ends, leaving it raised off of the body. I tried playing it, to see if maybe it was an ugly guitar that played great, but no such luck. It needed a professional setup, as it would not hold tune for longer than 5 minutes, and intonation and neck were way off. I'm not sure if someone had a bad day at the shop, or if all of these are like this, but I have lost all respect for epiphone if this is how they let things leave the factory. These flaws were all easily visible to the naked eye from far away.

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(52 of 54 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

is it time to reconsider ?

By INTERPAUL

from ATHENS GREECE

Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

many talk about expensive basses worth over 2000 or 3000 bucks. and sometines we are selfish to accept the fact that a bass worth 500 bucks liek this one may sound better or the same like our expensive ones. it is tiem to revise our point of view regarding "cheap" instruments. this bass is what it says it is: A BASS that delivers huge lows and mids and discreet highs. of course it addresses to rock abd blues fans. playability? yes the best, light weight the looks? yes a beauty sound ? rock blues and motown fans will love it it sounds like classic precisions and JB of the sixties only more aggressive and punchy. for me that i am a Mule fan Allen woody's fan and a rocker this bass is the perfect combination of collectible item, tribute item and a super instrument to play with GET ONE NOW and i mean it!!!

(28 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Disapointed

By Gus

from Galloway, NJ

Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

I ordered through GC.com. This bass was a huge disapointment. The laquer finish was thick on some spots, and thin on others. It also looks like the red body stain bled through to the cream binding, making it look sloppy, The dark fingerboard stain bled through to the lighter neck finish also. The binding itself was cut with something blunt, so it did not match up on the ends, leaving it raised off of the body. I tried playing it, to see if maybe it was an ugly guitar that played great, but no such luck. It needed a professional setup, as it would not hold tune for longer than 5 minutes, and intonation and neck were way off. I'm not sure if someone had a bad day at the shop, or if all of these are like this, but I have lost all respect for epiphone if this is how they let things leave the factory. These flaws were all easily visible to the naked eye from far away.

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Ever

By Cathy Davis

from Cedarbluff, Ms

Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

I have wanted this guitar for about five years. And now that I own one it is all I was expecting. Being a female bass player I of course love the style, color and gold hardware. But above that, the playability of this guitar is so easy and the weight is just perfect for me. I recommend this guitar to anyone interested in a change from the norm.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Now I'm happy

By Joseph Petrino

from New York, NY

Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

I really wanted to buy the Gibson LP jr. but just couldn't justify that price in this economy so I bought the Rumblekat as a way keep me happy until I had the money to get the Gibson. I don't think I'll ever buy the Gibson. The Rumblekat sounds better in my opinion. She has a deep tone that I guess the chambered body gives her. The humbuckers are smooth as silk. The finish is very pretty and the neck is effortless to play. When I held her in my arms I knew I had found the one. All the positive comments here and on other sites are absolutely correct, this bass is a steal at this price. Let me point out two negatives however. 1) The intonation setup from the factory is way off (on mine) so I had to spend time getting that right. 2) You will need a good 4" strap because she is balanced towards the neck and you'll be fighting that otherwise. The added bonus is that your really getting the Gibson vibe at a fraction of the price. Thank you Epiphone, good job.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Secret Weapon

By DDZZUULLAA

from NYC

Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

Its gaudy looks have little bearing on its KILLER sound. With a set of flatwounds in the studio, a 'secret weapon' for sure...

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Bass is Sick.....

By Big Eddie

from Seattle

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    This bass is a awesome upgrade from my starter bass. It has great sound and the pickups are magical. If you're looking for your next jamming weapon pick this bass up!!!!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Bass

    By Ray DiLorenzo

    from Nevada City, CA

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    I am mainly a guitar player, but I purchased this bass because it was so easy to play and had a beautiful finish. I have owned it for about a year and have had a lot of fun with it. Nice warm tone for blues or jazz. Sounds the way a bass should sound. Excellent bass for the money. Very light and easy to hold. Get the Epiphone case with it. They sell a good case for the money.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Bass!

    By WKFlyer

    from Merrilliville, IN

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    Plays great! Set-up from Gibson was ready right out of the box (after a quick tune). The "made in China" quality is good for the money. A few plastic shavings still attached to the nut, and a few fret chamfers needed minor filing, and the rosewood thins out ever so slightly at the binding near string #1 (G) from frets 1 thru 3, but I'm knit-picking at this point. I'll see how it holds up. Overall it's beautiful to look at and it really does have gorgeous tone. I find it to sound great with fingers or pick. If you play fingers just volume-up the amp a bit, and add a little treble, if that's your liking. Nice bass!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Stop thinking about it... Buy it!

    By Nick Ewing

    from El Cajon, CA

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    I was deciding between this bass, the sg bass and the les paul bass. The list price suggested that this bass was a better "deal" for the money and boy was I right. This bass is awesome. It's quality built, sounds amazing and gets loads of compliments. I switched from guitar to bass and wish this was the first bass I would have purchased. Incredible tone, deep rich full sound and ability to be played like a guitar. Love it and will play it proudly. If you're thinking about it, stop... click add to cart. You won't be sorry. -Nick

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for me!

    By Ole

    from Longview, Wa.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Lighter In Weight
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • a little fret buzz
    • Fret Buzz
    • I Adjusted The Bridge

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    I play at church mostly. I have arthritic fingers so the scale is perfect for my disability. I experienced a small amount of fret buss so I adjusted the bridge which is a normal set up procedure. I ordered a set of flat wound strings for it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding bass and an excellent value

    By Hamerman55

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Short scale is an advantage for guitarists
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Short scale strings are hard to find.

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    I've gone through periods of being a guitarist in bands, and a bassist in others. I'm now in a situation where I mostly play guitar, but switch to bass for a couple of songs. Switching from a Gibson-scale guitar to a standard long-scale (34 in) bass is difficult as my muscle memory is set for the guitar. With the short scale, it is much easier.
    I've found in two cases, this bass is well-made and feels very solid (my friend and I both bought one within two weeks of each other). It needs a set up (what new guitar doesn't) and it sounds better with flat wound strings (typical of hollow body basses). If you're interested in this, the natural use for this type of bass is classic '60's rock like Cream, Mountain and the Beatles. But don't let the pickup positioning fool you. There are a lot of sounds in this bass, just not bridge position Jazz Bass sounds. The lineage here is Gibson. One big plus is the short scale allows for string bending.
    I can highly recommend this bass as it is well-made, affordably priced, plays really well and is comfortable. It is lighter than many solid body guitars and the neck is a nice deep C. It is slightly neck heavy, but nothing like an SG bass or guitar. The balance is close. I think switching to ultra-light tuners or a more massive bridge would be sufficient to fix that if it is a problem. I didn't find it to be a problem when actually playing.
    By the way, it is gorgeous! The wood shows through the finish just enough, and the red with cream binding and gold hardware really match up well. Some will complain about the "tackiness" of gold plate, but it looks really nice on this instrument.
    Just be clear what you're looking for. It is a short scale (30 in vs 34 in) bass, with humbuckers. It is sort of a modified Hofner Club bass, with a better bridge and mini-humbuckers. It is quiet as any other humbucking guitar. Highly recommended.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Ordered mine and it had a broken truss rod

    By GE

    from Parma, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

        Ordered this strings were too high. Took it for a set up told the truss rod was broke. Because it has a life time warranty I sent it back to Nashville. I received a new bass from Epiphone. While waiting for it I bought and American standard Fender Jazz bass. Have not had chance to play the Woody since I got it back. Maybe at practice Friday night I will give it a try. I am impressed with the service I received from Epiphone.

        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Professional Neck Diver

        By Bass Player 64

        from Rocklin, Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Look Good

        Cons

        • Neck heavy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

          I couldn't get over the neck dive.

           
          5.0

          Warm and glassy and beautiful to look at.

          By Chris

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

          Love the chambered tone and short-scale of this bass. In-between a hollow-body and a solid-body instrument, with better sustain than my Hofner and more overtones than my solid-body Yamaha, though I like each for different reasons. The Allen Woody is pretty, first of all, with its transparent burgundy and gold, elegantly simple design, and solid build - just nice to look at.. With the pickups closer to the neck there is not necessarily a wide range of tones, but the tones it does give you are warm and glassy. Between the action and the short scale this is easy to play, especially for a smaller person. Slight neck-dive but does not significantly impinge upon left hand freedom of movement. Happy.

           
          4.0

          Pleased except for the neck dive

          By Mike from Vegas

          from Las Vegas NV

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

          This is my first bass so take this with that in mind. The fit and finish and setup were very good. I had read others complain but mine was perfect. This bass is a neck diver (it will not stay in playing position, neck dips toward the floor.) I added 31 oz of lead shot to the guitar strap and now it stays put. I understand this is common with some guitars, especially bass guitars but I own dozens of electrics and acoustics and this was a surprise.
          Overall I like the bass and with Rotosound 77 strings it has a mellow pleasing tone. I'm mostly rock and folky stuff so if you are a djenerate you should listen to one first. It is light weight compared to a full size bass like a P-Bass. It is almost as big as a 34" though measuring only 1.5 inches shorter than a P-Bass. I also picked up a Ibanez Mikro which is several inches shorter and lighter and the scale length is 2 inches shorter (28.6 vs 30.5 for the Epiphany). If you want tiny (but still acceptable tone consider the Mikro, it would be better for kids. If you want a bass that is short scale but otherwise a contender for performance playing the Allen Woody is fine.
          I also tried on a Fender Mustang (30 inch scale length) and it did a neck dive too. If this is an issue for you I do not know what to tell you.

           
          5.0

          Great little bass!

          By UncleJohnny

          from CdA, ID

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

            Great thumpy tone. Seems to be very well built. Fun to use on those days when my old, arthritic fingers can't take a full-size bass!

             
            4.0

            Update of "Very nice purchase so far" review from 10/6/2017

            By John Stephen

            from East Bay CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Comfortable and lightweight
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

              To update my "very nice purchase so far" review from Oct 6 2017. I've now gigged with the Rumblekat a few times and I still give it four stars. Very playable, lightweight, etc as stated before. My one additional point since then is, I agree with those who mentioned the neck dive -- the weight being weighted towards the headstock. I felt this when I played standing up, and it is inconvenient. But most of my playing is done sitting down, and when I sit with this bass, I don't feel any neck dive at all. It's only when I stand, and I don't stand very often. So for me, it's not much of an issue. But if you stand up for most of your playing, it's something to consider.

               
              4.0

              Very nice purchase so far

              By John Stephen

              from East Bay

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  I haven't yet gigged with it, so this is a preliminary review. I purchased the Rumblekat about a week ago and have been practicing with it, getting used to it. I love the smaller size -- less stress on my 63-year-old fingers and wrist -- and its light weight. The tone is just fine so far. I love the fact that it's passive, too, because I don't have to worry about batteries. The only negative I can relate so far is that when I restrung it with flatwound strings, one of the tuning posts seemed a bit loose. But I managed to restring it with no problems, and the flatwounds fit the setup better. With the factory strings there was a lot of clickety-clack against the fingerboard, but with flatwounds on, no problems. I'll try to remember to update this review after my two gigs next week.

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic value

                  By Haoleman

                  from St. Louis, MO

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                    This may be the best sound on the market for less than $600. Fantastic playability, a nice full tone, and well made all the way around. Overall, this bass is easily as nice as anything else I own. Upon testing the sound in store, I actually had to look around to make sure I was hearing myself because I didn't expect this bass to sound as great as it does. It is worth noting that slap players will probably want to look elsewhere due to its general layout/build and it's serious low end but for pick and finger players, I don't think you can go wrong. The ONLY thing I didn't care for out of the box was the string height but the action is easily adjustable, so whatever. These guitars offer tremendous value

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