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Epiphone Bass Humbuckers

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 10:32 am
by jglunt2112
Does anybody have any info about Epiphone bass humbuckers? Who makes them? Where they're made? I'm specifically thinking of the pickups on their Thunderbird bass. I had one of these in the past. Boomy-sounding. So long I almost couldn't reach the tuners. Unbalanced to the point of near unplayability. Don't ask me why I miss it. Maybe it's that iconic Southern-rock look. Anyway, I'm just asking out of curiosity. Epiphone has a bunch of info about their guitar pickups on their website, but I didn't see anything about bass pickups. Maybe I overlooked it. My wife told me I overlook my glasses while I'm wearing them :geek: ...Jim

Re: Epiphone Bass Humbuckers

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:04 am
by ch willie
I bought one of the Epi long-scale SG type basses. I figured the first thing I'd need to do is change pups. But no way in hell! That hb sounds incredible as does the mini hb. I had bought it for a right handed girlfriend and had to save it from hock. I'm a lefty and put a lefty nut on it, and I'm proud to place it among my Ric 4001, my Fender P and J, and Hofner. It sounds to me very much like the Gibson basses of the 70s and their unmistakable thud.

A couple of weeks ago, I also bought an Epiphone Casino. Again, no need for a pickup change.

Epiphone is doing better to my ears. I've owned a few Epi guitars over the years and ALWAYS had to change the pups.