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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 10:34 AM
Hello. I am very interested in learning to play the bass guitar and I am thinking about purchasing the Allen Woody Epiphone signature bass guitar. I have played guitar off an on for 12 years and have always used the same Epiphone FT-350 El Dorado acoustic and mid 90's epiphone G-400-CH-CV. I love both of these guitars considering the price tag and performance total lack of any problems etc...I always wanted to get the real Gibson SG but 1. I have never been good enough and 2. I couldn't see spending that much more $ on the real thing when my cheaper guitar works perfect for my skill set...maybe some day though

Anyways, bottom line (or maybe i should say bottom end...) is I like Epiphone very much so that is why I am looking at that brand. From there I was interested in the EB-3 SG model bass, the les paul special bass, the thunderbird and of course the Allen Woody. I have researched all the models to death and I think I am more confused now..haha. I see the A woody has a 30.5 inch neck and the Thunderbird and EB-3 are about 4 inches longer. Is the shorter neck easier to play/learn with?

Any insight or opinions on these models listed above would be so much help.

 
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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 11:19 AM
I've played guitar for about 18 years and I'm a hack bass player, but I love to mash around on it every now and then. For me, the short scale basses are WAY more comfortable, just a more natural transition from guitar to bass. I own two short-scale Epiphone basses, The Woody Rumblekat and and Epi Viola (Beatle-type bass). I really like both of them, but especially like the Viola. Woody played a lot of cheapo Hofner knockoffs and he suggested them in his instructional video. He didn't steer me wrong. The Woody bass is, however, a fine bass for the price. Hope this helps.
 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 12:08 PM
It was a limited run so grab one when you can find it before they are all gone.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 12:17 PM
you two helped a ton...thank you so much

decided to go with the A woody sig....didn't realize it was a limited edition..makes it a bit of an "easier"decision then..

also good to hear a positive review from you as well and especially so since you also play guitar and have atleast 1 other bass to compare it to.


again, thanks to both of you...sorry I put this thread on the main page...didn't realize there was a seperate page to ask these types of questions....

 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 12:26 PM
looks like they have some at Sweetwater Sound.

http://sweetwater.com

they will do a free setup before they send it to you.

ask for brian loney if you call

 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 02:28 PM
If you are checking out the "Woody rumblecat" check out the [hofner] club bass reissue. Its what the "woody bass" was fashioned after.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 03:16 PM
For bass playing I prefer the Hoffner and the Fender,but I have fallen in love with my epi guitar....
 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 03:21 PM
On a somewhat related note...I just had my first ever guitar lesson last night. I'm playing an Epi Black Beuaty. The tone is so warm and fat. I think I'm going to form a band....

 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 03:37 PM
I've got one...while I mostly play guitar, I bought this one second-hand as an incentive to learn the bass...not to mention my love for The Capn. Unfortunately, my bass playing hasn't progressed but I have had the good fortune of having it signed by none other than Oteil Burbridge, Victor Wooten, Dave Schools and George Porter Jr...all who have performed at my buddy's small venue here in Charleston(www.charlestonpourhouse.com)! Now I just need to get a hold of Les Claypool, Phil Lesh and Sir Paul McCartney and I'll be good to go...Just Kiddin! One can dream, though!
 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 04:25 PM
well I pulled the trigger on the epi woody rumblecat! I am very excited....thanks for the help!
I went ahead and got it from that store listed in this thread...very funny....sales associate asked who referred me and I was like, well...um spacemonkey? HAHA


toweringfool, will mine come with the signatures as well? just kidding...that is VERY cool...huge fan of all those players you listed as well...gotta get kai eckhardt on there also...great great player IMO




 

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  posted on 2/16/2012 at 09:46 PM
LOL

My real name is John W Ott.

I'll email Brian and let him know. He has been my rep since the early 90's and always treats me right.

Enjoy your new bass!

 

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