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Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar   (Used)

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      Made to be played LOUD!

      If you love it louder than Hell, Epiphone's Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar is the axe for you. A pair of DeepSixx humbuckers give it thunderous output, especially since they are wired direct and have an on/off toggle as the only control. There's no volume knob—it's either full on or turned off. Another innovative feature is the Opti-Grab device which lets you solidly anchor your hand while picking at the bridge to get that hard drive. Black finish, black hardware, black pickguard, and iron cross inlays give it the signature Sixx look.

      Features

      • Mahogany body
      • Bolt-on hard maple neck with slim taper profile
      • Rosewood fretboard with iron cross inlays
      • 20 frets
      • DeepSixx humbucking pickups
      • Opti-Grab device
      • On/Off toggle
      • Black hardware
      • Die-cast tuners

      Order today and rock.

       

      Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar Specifications:

      • Nut width: 1.50"
      • Dimensions: 21"L x 9"W x 56"H
      • Weight: 12 lb.
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      EpiphoneNikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar
       
      4.7

      (based on 21 reviews)

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      5.0

      awesome bass with killer tone

      By sixx fan

      from blountville,tn

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

        had this bass for a couple months now and I must say it is just as good if not better than some of the higher cost Gibson bass guitars..feels great but has some neck dive but but I have seen other brands have it as well.easy to play and the neck is smooth.love it.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Epiphone Blackbird Bass

        By Frankie Feranna Fan

        from Southern California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          Nikki Sixx has always been my favorite bass player. I saw him perform when I was 15 on the "Shout At The Devil" tour and it inspired me to become a bass player. I've owned many bass guitars.....Gibson,Fender,BC Rich,Hamer,Spector and many more. This bass is just as good as any I have ever played. This bass was excellent stock but I hot rodded my Blackbird. I put an EMG 35CS in the neck position and a EMG 35DC in the bridge position. Now it's active and runs on a 9 volt. I also removed the ON/OFF kill switch and installed the traditional Volume,Volume and Tone with black metal knobs.....ROCK N ROLL

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sweet Bass

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          no major problems, nice bass, great pickups, great inlays, smooth neck. all around players bass.
          this is only the 3rd bass i have owned, very nice bass, it had to be setup when i recieved it, action was a little too low for my liking, but after that, this thing thumps. playing through my acoustic b200amp, and b115 cab it shakes everything in my studio, looks like i will need some foam now. overall very satisfied with this product, no complaints except for a little neck dive, but i hear all tbirds do that.
          good quality bass for an epi product
          good bass for a good price

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great sounding Bass.

          By pouey

          from n.h.

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          Great Bass for the money,sounds full and thumpy.
          Comfortable neck.
          Love the iron crosses on the neck and pick guard.

          The only gripe I have is that it is very hard to find a cass or gig bag for this beauty.
          You would have to by a specific cas just for the T-Bird Bass.

          I got this Bass used for a great price.
          A deal I could not refuse.

          I normally use my Geddy Lee Bass and love it,since I used this Bass for the first time this weekend,it is safe to say I will be using this a lot.
          I like the no knobs and just the off and on switch.
          No confusion w/redundant knobs and switch's
          This Bass sounds just as good as a Gibson,w/out a huge price tag.
          A work horse,blue collar Bass.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this bass!

          By T-Bird Rocker

          from Columbia, Mo

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          This is a great bass for the money. The tone is excellent and the power this thing puts out is great. It has a deep tone which I love so if you want a higher sound it will have to be done with your amp. The on/off switch is also very cool, but I do wish there was at least one volume control knob. The finish wears easily giving it some quick character which I like, but it's probably not for everyone. This bass is built for rockers and I would suggest it to anyone who likes that deep tone. I own a Gibson T-bird and the Epiphone T-bird, and the sound beats the Epiphone easily and is right there with the Gibson.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Bass

          By T-Bird Rocker

          from Columbia, Mo

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          This is a great bass for the money. The look of this thing is rockin' for sure, and the killswitch is cool as well as handy. The tone is deep and sweet for any rocker. I own both the Epiphone and Gibson Thunderbirds; this bass easily beats the sound of the Epiphone and is right there with the Gibson, but still unique. Everything checked out fine with this bass when I bought it new. Now for the not-so-good: I would prefer to have at least one volume control instead of just the on/off switch, and any tone control will have to be done on with your amp. This bass is top-heavy and like to neckdive so I put an extra strap button in place of one of the screws of the bolt on neck and solved that problem. The finish wears easily giving it character quickly which I like, but it's probly not for everyone. All in all, this bass sounds amazing, especially for the price. I would suggest it to anyone lookin' to rock.

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          4.0

          You have to hear it to know what i'm talking about

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          This bass is really different from a lot I have played in the past, it has some inherent flaws to it's build, but the sound is really fantastic and unique which makes the bass worth owning. Firstly, the finish is not particularily advantageous to quickly moving your hand about the neck, i find that the matte finish gets kinda sticky after a little bit of playing. Secondly the matte finish is not supremely durable, bumps quickly flake off chips of paint, which is cool only if you're going for a roadworn look. Thirdly, the floating bridge does not make adjusting the action easy or convenient, and the coverplate over the truss rod makes adjustments feel like you're stripping the screholes and damaging the wood. Finally, it has some serious neckdive, but you knew that, it's a thunderbird body. The bass holds it's tune really well, and the bridge was properly placed, factory setup was not bad, but it needed some work and a new set of strings. The features are minimal (to say the least), and the bass really only puts out one sound, but that's not an issue if you have a decent eq on your amp. Now to the good stuff. This bass has a very distinct sound and flavour to it, it's very punchy, and very growly, it twangs and clanks in such a manner that it can really cut throug the mix of a surrounding band. The sound is reminiscent of the band "Tool". Most amazingly the output of these passive pickups far outstips some of the loudest active pickups I have played with. Think "P-bass on steroids". The narrow fretboard width makes reaching the notes for chords or arpeggios really easy, and the "D" shape of the neck really fills you palm for comfort, which reduces cramps when you really shred. you really need to hear the sound before you buy it, it may not be everyone's taste, but i am very fond of it and it has been a great pleasure to own.

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          5.0

          A True Rock Bass

          By Canio Wolf

          from El Paso, TX

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          I just bought this bass a few weeks ago because I was looking for a bass with a real growl to it and this is it. Like all Thunderbirds it is neck heavy but that's an easy fix (relocating the strap button). The opti-grab handle works really well but it does take some getting used to. The pictures here really don't allow you to look at how amazing this bass really looks. The iron cross inlays really stand out and the clear pickguard gets awesome compliments. I will admit though, having no volume/tone knobs might get a little annoying to some people when practicing at home but it's the perfect thing for using onstage. All in all it's well built, and is perfect for all the Motley fans looking for a bass that can deliver a great rock sound.

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          5.0

          Be Careful

          By BigMusician

          from Maryland

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          This bass plays better then alot of basses ive ever played. The low tones come out thick and strong thanks to the deep sixx pickups, and the high tones come out clear as well. where this bass really shines though is the way it looks, this bass is the classic thunderbird bass but made for metal. unfortunatly this bass does not hold up very well, ive dropped mine one or two times and the sound is starting to get faded and buzzy, it still sounds good, but just be careful, the way this bass sounds out of the box is phenominal. when purchasing this bass i recommend investing in a stand to keep it safer.

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          5.0

          great bass

          By burnage360

          from livingston, mt

          Comments about Epiphone Nikki Sixx Signature Blackbird Bass Guitar:

          i got this bass a week ago, and Nikki designed it well. the only problems i see with it is that it is a bit top heavy (unusual) and avoid playing notes on the entire first fret, not well placed/sized. overall a great bass

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