A vintage British style bass with a short scale and mini humbucking pickups.
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 flamed maple top and dual bass mini-humbucking pickups. Other features include a floating rosewood bridge with trapeze tailpiece, 2 volumes, 1 tone, chrome hardware, and vintage sunburst finish.
- Style: hollowbody viola shape
- Body: laminated maple
- Neck: set maple
- Finish: Vintage sunburst
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Fingerboard inlays: dot
- Pickups: NYR & NYT mini humbuckers
- Controls: 2 volumes, 1 tone
- Bridge: floating rosewood
- Tailpiece: trapeze
- Hardware: chrome
- Scale length: 30.5"
- Nut Width: 1.65"
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Comments about Epiphone Viola Bass VS:
Purchased this bass about three years ago. I play it alot. It came out of the box set up well enough to play without noticeable intonation issues. Restrung with Fender flat wounds. It sounds good, plays well. Used it in some indoor and outdoor gigs and the bass held its own against the other instruments. It has good highs and lows and is easy to play because the action and neck allow even a smaller hand the necessary reach to play most styles of music. Not a funk instrument or good for slapping, but if you use your fingers or pick you will find the the bass can produce good sounds. I play with both pickup on and the tone set on the lowest bass settings. You can change the sound and vary the tone and depth of the sounds by increasing the amount of treble you want and use one pickup instead of two. Epiphone makes a good bass that is affordable. It has a great finished appearance. I'd recommend you buy the case to protect the bass because a gig bad just isn't enough. I have a Fender Jazz bass, Guild Starfire with the single pickup by the neck(bought it new in 1966). I had a Hofner-I loved it. There are a lot of really good and some great basses out there and in many instances money is a major factor in the purchasing decision. If you want a bass that is not expensive and can give you daily playability and sounds good try the Viola. It is a keeper, fun to play and you will not break the bank to own one.