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Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass 

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Incorporating the favorite designs of the late Allen Woody of the Allman Brothers Band.

The Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass is easy to get around on. 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. Wine red finish with 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
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EpiphoneAllen Woody Limited Edition Bass
 
4.6

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Recording (9)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT Sound! GREAT Looks! GREAT Value!

Received 2/2013, haven't put it down since! Barely touched my Fender P-Bass & Jazz Bass or Sterling Ray35. This "steal" is now my main axe and least...Read complete review

Received 2/2013, haven't put it down since! Barely touched my Fender P-Bass & Jazz Bass or Sterling Ray35. This "steal" is now my main axe and least expensive!

Nice finish and overall quality craftsmanship. Wouldn't care if it was made in a cave! What a deal!

I dig the pup placement, makes up for it being Short Scale. The very close to the neck pup pounds. Look how large a guy Woody was ... the Short Scale is also fine for my large hands and sausage fingers - very comfortable and fast neck.

With separate pup volumes and a single tone control, as well as adjusting those little round control things on your amp, there should be enough control for anyone to dial into their "heavy" sound.

If, after sitting awhile, despite the somewhat weak tuning machines - only flaw found, it is ALWAYS in-tune no matter the weather and/or temperature.

Change it if you have to, but ... I love it's three point bridge - so easy to adjust. I haven't had to touch it since initially dialing it in.
I setup mine with D'Addario ETB92S Nylon Tape Wound strings (makes for an even warmer-thumpier sound). Through my Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0 w/ Mark Bass Compressore and Eminence KappaPro LF215 600W in a small cabinet ... this thing rocks! It has literally knocked things off walls.

I would never give a (new) instrument a bad review due to just a "bad" (factory) setup or choice of (factory) strings. The climate in your area is possibly different and everyone's playing style is unique. Of course the setup will need "tweaking" when received - hence all stringed instruments having adjustable setup possibilities. After receiving any (new) instrument I own I've had to adjust the setup on every one for my "style". And, those (factory) strings it came with will probably not be your last.

The light weight makes for hours of joyous fun. My fretting hand will go numb before my back fatigues. Adjust your strap for better balance.

Not bright enough? Woody designed this for his pounding style. Have you heard him play? He was a monster rumbling way at the bottom - hence "Rumble Kat". If a heavy bottom is not your style you should not buy this instrument or return yours right away.

No "buyer remorse" here! I wish they would "sellout" soon, for the future value of this Signature Limited Edition beauty should soar!

Besides, at such a low price the sales also helps out Woody's daughter Savannah's college fund. A small token of all of our appreciation to a guy who has and through his recordings still gives us hours of thundering JOY!

Woody, Love ya man! RIP!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Quality disappointment

Purchased June 2004. Arrived with tarnished bridge plating and both bridge posts were loose. the post bottoms and the post holes are fluted and they are SUPPOSED to fit snugly. nice try. Gorilla...Read complete review

Purchased June 2004. Arrived with tarnished bridge plating and both bridge posts were loose. the post bottoms and the post holes are fluted and they are SUPPOSED to fit snugly. nice try. Gorilla glue fixed the whole mess. it sounds great, though.

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5.0

Outstanding short scale

By Stormy

from earth

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Very good E string tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    To me, its a boring looking base that is exciting to play. It has solid and guilty feel to it.and excllent tone. The low E sounds very good for a short scale, (that can be a deal breaker with shorties, if it flops too much).

     
    5.0

    This thing is really cool

    By BassMann

    from ny

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • its best desribed as traditianal jazzy warm Deep

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

    Great guitar. I would recommend for jazz blues rock

     
    4.0

    ahhh. sweet a sweet & mellow sound

    By Later, Peter

    from Central Oregon

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

      put on tape wound strings & now... it's a joy to own & play... pretty light weight (which is quite nice)... short scale neck makes getting around the fret board easily done...&, most importantly, it sounds deep & mellow & clean...
      If I could change anything it'd be: to have A VOLUME, A TONE & A BLEND controls... it's a tough job to adjust the volume with out adjusting the tone, as it's set up...

       
      4.0

      Great bass for the right sounds

      By jerold

      from rock hill,sc

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

        I use this hollow body bass as alternative to Fender jazz or precision bass

         
        4.0

        very nice little bass...

        By Later, Peter

        from Central Oregon

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • a fair amount of neck dive but... small matter..

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

        physical limitations necessitated short scale. A bunch of research later: Epiphone's Allen Woody bass. Put tapewound on it & it's one fine bass guitar. Sound is great. Tone is great. Ease of playing is just a joy.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice.

        By Mike

        from Brunswick, ME

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

          Bought as a Level 2. Needed a thorough cleaning, a little tlc and lowering of the action and pickups. Once done, this is a very nice bass, especially at this price point. Looks fantastic with a spruce (not maple) top. Very light body with a nice unplugged acoustic response. Plugged in, yes, it growls. Not as much as a Jazz, but deeper and thick. Plays great. Frets are not too high, so it has a fluid action. Still has the original roundwound strings. Going to restring with flats or maybe semi-flats. This bass is quite the value for anyone looking for a short scale bass.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent short scale instrument

          By Al Varez

          from Palm Beach

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          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:

            Great instrument I have wanted to buy for a decade and when the price dropped. I bought it.
            It was used level 3 and played and looked like a new instrument. Great playability, great sound and great looks.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Small scaled Bass

            By Al Varez

            from Palm Beach

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

              Great sound, Great Playability, Great looks
              This is a nice change of Bass. I love the Fenders and the Gibbys, but this bass is great. I found it superior to the Hofners and Epi has great quality. this is a bass I wanted for years and thans to MF I have one.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              epiphone does it again

              By jwalkerhutchinson

              from central illinois

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                not normally a bass player I wanted a reliable instrument that didn't cost a fortune. I really picked the right guitar with this one. It played great right out of the box and unbelievably it was in tune. the first jam session with this guitar gave us a depth we were missing before. The tone is perfect and the action great and it was easy for me to play even tho I don't normally play bass. Epiphone does it again

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great bass

                By Grover71

                from Illinois

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                  Have been interested in this bass for quite awhile, and finally bought one. I like the way the neck feels and plays. The pickup configuration is different than any others I've played, which I think makes it different and unique than the old repeated p/j type basses. Mine was set up quite nicely upon purchase, maybe a tweak here and there. I love the gold hardware and the finish is awesome. The only thing I've found is that my forearm needs to get used to the body type, as I've always played basses with contour right there. Pretty minimal problem. I play mostly blues/rockish type stuff. It's great for that. I recommend checking this bass out.

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