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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top

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Les Paul performance at a price that can't be beat.

Les Paul lends his name to this new Limited Edition Epiphone electric bass guitar that gives you unparalleled performance, features and affordability. Starting with the classic Les Paul Special body shape it sports a solid mahogany body and neck for rock-solid performance, rich bass and clean, clear highs. Two specially designed alnico bass humbuckers with separate volume controls and master tone allow you to dial-in the perfect tone. With a 34" scale length and 1.50" nut width, the new LP Special bass has great balance and is easy to play. For its price, won't find a better performing bass anywhere!

FEATURES
Pickups: 442R alnico humbucker
Hardware: Black
Scale: 34"
Nut Width: 1.65"
Neck: Set
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard/Inlay: Rosewood/Dot
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top
 
4.7

(based on 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Bass!

This is a great bass with a couple of tweaks. Spend $50.00 bucks (or do it yourself) Switch out the junk pots with CTS 1MGs in the volumes and a 250k in the...Read complete review

This is a great bass with a couple of tweaks. Spend $50.00 bucks (or do it yourself) Switch out the junk pots with CTS 1MGs in the volumes and a 250k in the tone, put in a good cap (I used an orange drop) replace the plastic nut with graphite or bone and do a set up. This Bass comes alive! Sounds as good or better as the GIBSON version for hundreds less and holds its own against many other Basses that are three tinmes the price. Great neck, smooth frets and easy to adjust to you style of playing! This is a Great Bass!

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Seemed like a good bass in the beginning

I play in a rock band and when I first got this bass it played great. If i had done this review 6 mos after I got it, it would've gotten a 5 across...Read complete review

I play in a rock band and when I first got this bass it played great. If i had done this review 6 mos after I got it, it would've gotten a 5 across the board. But about a year after I got it the neck started bowing to side and backwards. I sent it to Gibson and even though it was bowed they just made adjustments & replaced the nut. I played it for a while and it played alright but now i've run out of adjustments and the e string when playing an f or f# buzzes bad so now i'm sending it back to Gibson a second time. I still like epiphone guitars but I gotta tell you i'm overall a little disappointed.

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(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Bass!

By 69Bassman

from Wheat State-KS

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

This is a great bass with a couple of tweaks. Spend $50.00 bucks (or do it yourself) Switch out the junk pots with CTS 1MGs in the volumes and a 250k in the tone, put in a good cap (I used an orange drop) replace the plastic nut with graphite or bone and do a set up. This Bass comes alive! Sounds as good or better as the GIBSON version for hundreds less and holds its own against many other Basses that are three tinmes the price. Great neck, smooth frets and easy to adjust to you style of playing! This is a Great Bass!

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Howard

By Howard-IXgvQ

from Philly

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

Have had this bass a while. I am new to the world, but enjoy buying basses that get good reviews. I have the AXL and Gretsch along with an OLP Stingray. I hated this bass initially. The strings were a bit high and I struggled to get sound after this. But, now that I am getting just a bit better at this, suddenly all the reviews from experienced players are making sense. I am enjoying this as my main practice bass as I learn how difficult it is to be proficient. Drums came easy, this is not. I highly recommend this bass for those that like a very versatile bass that sounds good through an acoustic mini stack of a vintage Ampeg SVT set up.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

...Best Bang fot the $Buck$...

By MPM

from Dallas, Texas

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

I ordered the black flame maple version and absolutely love it. For the price it's hard to beat this baby. With it's set neck and skinner neck, I can say enough about the playability of the bass guitar. It arrived on a timely basics with no damage what so ever. I did order the Epiphone hard case too, which I am sure helped protect it in shipping. The only other things I added were, a set of strap locks, ?black? to match the all black hardware, and a set of DR High Beams - Medium Light Strings (45-65-80-100) I don't think you can go any bigger on strings, with out having the nut worked on. The grooves are kind of small. All I can say is ?she plays like a dream? If you are on a budget like me, give this bass a try...

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME

By Steve A.

from Hinton, West Virginia

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Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

I purchased this bass in trans black back in December and was so pleased with it that i ordered one in trans red this week and i received it today and couldn't be happier, the picture doesn't do it justice it is a lot better looking than the picture shows, however i do recommend that you go ahead and order new strings and strap locks other than that it is perfect!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this thing!

By Bubba Mojo

from Fair Oaks, CA

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Pros

  • Fast Neck Action
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Pots Are Bit Vague

Best Uses

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I had an early 60's Gibson EB-O that I let get away in the early 70's that I am still sick over!
    For my 65th birthday last year I broke down and gave myself this Les Paul Special in Cherry.
    Other than having to "loctite" the output jack that kept coming loose, this axe has been amazing! The finish is flawless, the sustain is amazing and the neck is at least as good as my old Gibson!BUY THIS GUITAR!

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great inexpensive bass

    By Leviathan666

    from Xenia, Oh

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    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I bought one of these in trans black because I found myself playing in a few bars where they sweep up the eyeballs at closing and I was paranoid about hauling my custom Fender J in such places. I didn't expect much for the price but was very pleasantly surprised at the versatility of this bass. It needed a bit of tweaking on the intonation but other than that it was A-OK out of the box. The set neck really does sustain and if you're looking for a rock bass this is perfect. I have been very pleased with this axe and if I ever have to use it as a shield or club at least I won't be out 4 grand! Buy it, thrash it, love it!

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    The Bass From Hell

    By bwpbassist

    from Columbus, OH

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    Its bad enough that gibson are going down the tubes, but thats nothing compared to these epi's. They're made by Samick! Samick! They have no money to buy decent woods. I have never played an instrument I hated more. It's comparable to Daisy-Rock.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A solid inexpensive bass

    By Wild Man-do8sK

    from Lafayette, IN

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    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I got this for Christmas in 2006. The sound on mine is awesome. It has a great low end. The soap bar pickups are nice. The wiring job inside the cavity is clean and neat. My strings were a little flimsy so I replaced them with Slinky Hybrids. The construction is solid but the bass is a little heavy and the neck does dive to the ground when you arn't holding it. I added 1.3 lbs of lead fishing weights to the cavity (wrapped them in electrical tape so they wouldn't move and break any of the wires or solder). It balanced it out a little better but did make it even heavier. I use a cushion strap with it. I tune this bass down to d and c and I love the sound. It is a good deal and a good bass to by if you like the style.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful

    By Frank B

    from Huntington, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I'm a guitarist who started messing around with home recordings. I wanted to buy a bass (for simple bass riffs) to add to my recordings. I am very happy with my purchase. Great price, good quality and a really beautiful look--Les Paul styled. Based on this purchase, I now find myself intrigued and inspired enough to learn how to really play bass. Thanks, MF!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Bass

    By ksgtrpkr

    from Kansas

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    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I really don't understand why there is all this talk about something being a begining bass or a professional Bass etc. This is a great Bass to have in your arsenal whomever you are. Put some strap locks on it, change the strings and rock on. This Bass is well made, great set up and FUN to play. The pickups sound better then the Gibson Les Paul model and the finish is nicer too. The Gibson has that cheap and cheesy washed stain look, and just lacks the character this baby has, really interesting too for the difference in price. I tried both, could afford either one and hands down liked this model better from the sound and finish to the hardware. The sustain on this thing is UNBELIEVABLE through a good amp! Put this thing in a Coffin case and it really looks awsome!

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Super bass at a super price!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    Well being a Les Paul fan and a bass player this was the bass for me,but now let see some points:1-At this price is one the best bass guitars you can buy.2.-The strings sound very bad, so I will obviously suggest some new ones.3.-The strap button came out so I suggest installing some straplocks.4.-This bass features a fast set-neck (wich makes the bass lack of deep growl)besides being very comfortable to play.5.-Electronics do a good job, sounding well both high and low frecuencies.6.-Ideal bass for rock,jazz,metal,etc, but dont try slapping or playing funk.7.-My volume knobs felt after a month so I replaced them.8.-The paint didn't last too much on the bass edges and neck, but nothing too serious because it's minimal.9.-No buzzing on frets and very nice tone on harmonics.10.-The action featured is a good one, suitable for fast players.Overall This underrated bass delivers an excelent tone for it's price, it has little details that may require some care but I insist, at this price is the best one you can buy also if you are a Les Paul fan.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A bass That can last

    By Bassman-2Gj67

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I have owned this bass for a couple years now and it hasn't let me down, I have used it in shows in the studio and it works great and its a les paul thats just awesome the only faul that i found was when i first got it the action was a little high for me but thats an easy fix, if you are thinking of getting this bass I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best bass i own

    By mr.goravens

    from Conrad, MT

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    love it! got the transparent black. it plays great. definitely worth the money. the only thing, mine came in the mail and the strap hook by the neck was loose and fell out.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SWEET FOR REAL!

    By MaqAttaq2099

    from Nashville,TN

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    Really, really cool. The finish is nice, the tone is great, not much to say but buy this sucker. Sometimes my strap falls of of it, but that happens with all of my guitars. This bass responds well to most tunings. Get it in red.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Good Bass for the price!

    By J. the Bassist

    from Somewhere In New York

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    I got this bass (in transparent red) back in December & I bought it the moment I tried it out. I remember thinking that this bass sounds really good for a bass made in China.Of course I've tried other basses too, like the Squier & the standard Fender P-Bass, but this Epiphone Les Paul Special felt just right & the neck was incredibly fast! And for the price, this bass was definitely coming home with me. After you get this bass, you may want to put some new straploks on like I did. But this bass only uses light strings, so if you're thinking of putting medium-light strings, you will have to replace the nut. However, you should always have your new bass (or guitar) checked out & set up by a local professional after you buy it. Other than that, the pick-ups & everything else on this LP bass is just fine... Try one out first & then buy it!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding!

    By weezel93

    from missouri

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    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    Ive owned this bass for almost a year now and its the best bass guitar you can get for the money. I have other more expensive bass guitars that i don't even play anymore since i have gotten this one. Its my first non-active bass and i love the tone. Simple is best and the low end on this one is awesome.

    (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Looks and sounds nice

    By David Gross

    from San Francisco

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    Nice bass.
    Neck heavy, so it didn't turn out to be a good choice for my son, who cares a lot about the balance. It's got very good tone, and the action is good. Prefer a bolt-on neck, so getting a Squier Jaguar instead.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    OH YEAH BOYS AND GIRLS

    By wmdchoppers

    from upstate ny.

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    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

    always wanted the epi lp bass, then it was on sale and paid about 18o bucks with delivery. i've played every bass out there for the last 25 yrs. my main is a 5 string neck thru schector, but, i wanted something for the old school rock i like. the epi lp is it. neck adjustment and new stings were needed, but, that is always needed with a new guitar. buy it, beat it, love it.

     
    5.0

    What a DEAL !!

    By Tanstaafl

    from Houston, TX.

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    Pros

    • Epiphone Les Paul
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

      Bought this for my wife and she loves it !

      a bit heavy for her but she'll get the hang of it.

       
      5.0

      love this bass

      By limegreen

      from almont,mi

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Special Bass with Flame Maple Top:

        love it!!

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