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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.

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

FEATURES
  • 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
 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

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    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (8)

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

Great Small scaled Bass

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from West 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.

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    5.0

    epiphone does it again

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    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

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great bass

      By 

      from Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        its about time?

        By 

        from Rochester, New York

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

          Having 2 fenders, a rick 4003, and a modulus,I have to say this is the most fun to play.No dead spots (unlike the fender).and all around good sound.Im using it for a 60s band . its great for "thumpy " sound but, cant be used for funk. which .is not a drawback. It was not designed that style of music. Stays in tune and I have no problem with the bridge. I was looking at the "Jack Cassidy" model from epiphone.Decided I liked this one better. Am glad i made the choice I did.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Bass for the Buck

          By 

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

            Been wanting to try this Bass since 2004. (I can now scratch that off my bucket list.) Tried it, liked it, bought it. What more can be said?

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really Great Bass

            By 

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • GREAT WORKMANSHIP
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

              This bass plays great and looks great and I am very happy with the purchase. The bass has a very subdued quiet tone. The shorter scale works great for me. I took the bass to a luthier immediately for a setup and to have flat wound strings installed. The neck, pickup height and bridge all needed to be adjusted. Don't assume your bass will play great because it is new. The biggest negative issue I had was the packaging by MF. The bass was left at my door with the box completely open. MF used a single piece of low grade clear tape for the length of the box and of course it broke in transit. I'm glad I ordered the case and at least they put the bass in it or it would have been damaged.

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great player right out of the box

              By 

              from raliegh, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Inexpensive
              • Looks good

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                I am very satisfied with this purchase. For the money, I don't think I could have found a better instrument.

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                (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT Sound! GREAT Looks! GREAT Value!

                By 

                from WA

                About Me Experienced

                Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                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!!!

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                (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Couldn't put it down...

                By 

                from Santa Cruz, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Allen Woody Limited Edition Bass:

                Just got it yesterday and unpacked it when i got home. WOW - really nice, clean and set up to play right out of the box - just needed to tune it. Really great feel. I was a bit worried since it's a short scale that the strings would be flabby but they are pretty punchy and get a great thump from the low E. I ended up playing till 2am - couldn't put it down. This is a keeper to add to my bass arsenal. I have another short scale solid body but this is so much more resonant and acoustic like yet still punchy. I could get great overdriven tones out of it like a Gibson EB or rounded singing tones like a Hofner. Just need to mix the two volume knobs with the right amount of mid and neck pickup volume and get the tone you want. The tone is passive - only cuts the highs. This is a very "old school" type bass but I think it would also work well in Alternative venues. Great for classic rock, Southern Rock (ala Almann Bros., Govt. Mule), Beatles, etc. Very versatile - and it looks GREAT, stunning finish - no blems at all and it's very balanced - no dive at all. All around a great short scale thumper.

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                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bargain!!!!!

                By 

                from long beach, CA

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

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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:

                  Easy to choose, honesty in advertising, prompt delivery. What a joy to find Musician's Friend and be able to use it.......

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