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Epiphone Viola Bass - Vintage Sunburst

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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 neck, elegant Flame Maple top and dual bass Mini-Humbucking pickups.

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
Great neck, nice tone. This bass plays like a guitar, it's so light and killer looking to boot. Highly recommended.
Posted by Mike on Nov 5, 2017
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i own it1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
very nice little bass easy to play and sounds great.
Posted by d. felly on Jun 25, 2016
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Better than a Hofner3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
A wonderful present from my son is becoming a favourite (along with my Squire Jaguar). It looks, plays and sounds great!
Posted by Ivan Dafoe on Oct 5, 2015
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Great sound1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
This bass has a great sound and look to it. also its fairly cheap. great bass
Posted by Keenan on Sep 29, 2015
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Viola Bass2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
Love this bass. It's as pleasing to the eye as it is to play, as with most reviews i see relating it to the classic Hofner violin bass, I too would've liked to see a pickguard but being someone who actually doesnt use a pick to play, its really no issue at all. Definitely a fantastic bass, and i presume ill be using it for quite some time.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2015
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Worth the wait,1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I'll start off by saying that I'm in agreement with most of the reviews published here. This guitar is a great value and I'm surprised Epiphone doesn't charge more for it. I had eyed it a few years ago but I usually prefer vintage instruments so it was in the back of my mind as a possibility I later tried it in the store in a good amp and it had a great bottom and lots of presence and I liked the feel of it which is important. I went back a month later and tried a Hofner and it didn't seem to have the same oomph as the Epiphone, plus I hated the Hofner's pick up switches. Now after 5 months of living with the Epiphone I am extremely pleased with it. I got it at a good price with a case. My only complaint is that I would've liked to have a pickguard but that's just nitpicking. If you're looking at this bass I advise you test lots of basses to make sure you're happy with your purchase.
Posted by Richard Bell on Nov 24, 2014
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Excellent Instrument!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I've owned this bass for about four years. It was originally to be used as one of my extra basses, but the speedy play on the neck changed everything. It is now my main bass. It has great tone and is light on the shoulder. One thing I did do is to relocate the strap tab from the back of the guitar to the bottom of the neck where it meets the guitar body. It keeps it from rolling off. If you haven't got washboard abs, you will want to make this mod. I would strongly recommend this bass to anyone. I've been playing guitar and bass for 50 years and this is a well built instrument. Far better build quality than Hofner.
Posted by Jason on Nov 18, 2014
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A Great Little Bass1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
The perfect bass for quality sound, a range of tones, and playability. A great instrument for guitar players that like to "play with" the bass. Very good fit and finish; highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2014
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Excellent Musical Instrument1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I tried a Hofner as well as the Epiphone Viola bass. The Hofner had loose electronics and couldn't have both pickups on at the same time (some songs require it). The Epi is first rate. I use round wound strings to fit any music style and the tone is first rate. If you like a good fast neck, your fingers will fly on this one. Good solid tone, plenty of bottom end, not a shoulder buster and very easy on the eyes and looks good on stage. I own 6 basses, that include two Epiphones, Fender and Gibsons and this bass is phenomenal. If you want to find out yourself, do a blind test between 5 basses that include the Epi Viola and it will come out great.
Posted by John on Apr 17, 2014
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Up to it's potencials1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
I bought it three weeks and I love it. It has an amazing sound and great features on it. I used to play a Fender bass and switched over. A little getting used to it. I enjoy playing it.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2013
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Amazing bass overall. If you want the classic beatles tone you can always change the strings to flat-wound strings. Overall exceptional bass for the price.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2013
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Great quality, low cost2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
I've owned the viola bass for about half a year now and its undeniably a great bass. It however a bit odd to play after putting down my standard fender jazz bass due to the small string spacing that comes with a pencil necked bass. String spacing aside its a great bass.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2013
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I've had this bass for about a year now and I find it is a prity good bass
Posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2012
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I have this, my third violin type base guitar.2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
Since 1967, I have owned a Hofner 500/1 Violin bass guitar, an EKO 995 Violin base guitar and finely now a new Epiphone Viola base guitar. This new Viola has a great sound and feel, excellent finish and was set-up well from the factory. All these models I've owned are good giggers and will take on the best of the best keeping in mind the Base Amplifier is also half or more of the battle, I run a GK 200watt 1x15 Ultra Light Combo. If you own this Epiphone Viola Base, enjoy it, light, warm sound, very well made and a great bang for the buck. After All "It's A Gibson" What More Can I Say!
Posted by Grey Hawk (the old blues beater) on Jun 29, 2012
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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
this bass is feaking amazing, it is sexy and sounds great , i would think it is a gibson just by hearing the sound
Posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2012
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No wonder Paul had one1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Okay, so it's not a hofner. But it's price is reasonable, and the guitar itself works wonderful. When paired with the right amp, it gives off clean and solid notes that sound identical to a hofner bass. I recommend it to everyone!
Posted by Gabby on Jan 14, 2012
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This bass has "all my loving".2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHalifax, Nova Scotia
Yeah. Corny headline. But this bass is probably my fave musical toy over MANY years. Great tone, great comfort, the features a bass needs, good tonal variation with two pickups and YES it can produce that incredibly warm, middy, plunky resonant Hofner sound. I've also recorded with it and the tone can be manipulated enough to not stand out as a "Beatle" bass. A solid body will definitely have some more ballsy-ness to it, and such is the nature of solid vs semi-solid, but for tone, playbility and comfort, it's absolutely brilliant. Several sound men have noted how much they love the tone through the PA and how little tweaking is needed to make it sound great. yeah - I love it !
Posted by Scott McKone on Oct 14, 2011
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
Posted by James J.Gikas on Jul 17, 2011
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Very good short scale bass1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
This bass produces the warmer tones expected from a hollow body short scale. It was set up perfectly ( to my preference )when I tried it out and eventually purchased it. The bass comes with round wound strings but flat wounds are a definite advantage to the sound of this bass. The only draw-back to this bass is the positioning of the strap lock buttons and the often "hard to get" short scale strings.
Posted by BassMan_Dee on Mar 24, 2009
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