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NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:21:14 AM »
Chris asked me to post some great news from Epiphone:






Wow!


Embassy will retail for $ 696
TBird will retail for $ 995

And a hollow body bass is announced too...

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 08:38:51 AM »
Here's the hollow body




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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 09:00:11 AM »
Nice!  I think I would have preferred the 4 in line batwing headstock on the Embassy, but nice to see Epiphone doing some (more) cool stuff :)
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2017, 09:05:40 AM »
Wowzer! Wonder if those are the same pickups as the Chinabuckers. Interesting new take on the Embassy. Let's hope they got the bridge in the right spot this time.
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2017, 09:06:53 AM »
Looks like they're willing to do a lot more with the Epi line than the Gibson line.

Doesn't hurt my feelings, as that also means the instruments will be more affordable.
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2017, 09:32:45 AM »
The Krome Klux Klan here will be wetting their bedsheets!



But all three of them look cute.
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2017, 09:43:18 AM »
Looks more like nickel to me. (More yellow than blue)

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2017, 10:14:09 AM »


 I just messed myself!  :-* 



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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2017, 10:15:03 AM »
Nice!  I think I would have preferred the 4 in line batwing headstock on the Embassy, but nice to see Epiphone doing some (more) cool stuff :)

Yes, it's a shame (it looked cooler) but probably wise considering that headstock (4 in line _ swept) was the cause of many a neck break as well as difficulty finding a case that fits.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2017, 11:28:46 AM »
Well I know where my pennies will be going come July- one of those TBirds in white.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2017, 01:10:54 PM »
Pah, nickel or chrome, what do I care. My sympathies lie elsewhere.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 02:34:48 PM »
They look nice, no doubt about that, and they look like the originals, or close enough. But are they Chinese? Will enough people pay $1000 for a Chinese bass, especially when the TBird Pro was half that price? And why is the TBird that much more expensive than the Embassy? IMHO a Korean-built bass would be much easier to sell at those prices.

In the discussion of the 2017 EB Bass, didn't Chris say that Gibson would have new bass models coming out for the 2018 model year? I hope these three aren't the only ones. Gibson needs at least one traditional USA bass.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 02:50:01 PM »
And why is the TBird that much more expensive than the Embassy?

The lamination of the neck piece is more time consuming I guess.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 04:20:47 PM »
I bet the intonation is accurate and therefore a complete failure of a Gibson replica.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 05:14:38 PM »
Pah, nickel or chrome, what do I care. My sympathies lie elsewhere.



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