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Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:20:18 PM »
   My Vintage Pro arrived yesterday only to be greated with a raised eyebrow from the missus.
     I am very impressed with this bass, it really sounds like a 60's Thunderbird! I'll write some more thoughts later but for now this will have to do. 
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 02:27:55 PM »
Thank you Scott.
Now that it has your approval, we all can go ahead and order one.
I know I will!

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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 02:30:26 PM »
What Rob said.

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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 02:50:34 PM »
Need to find some bucks!
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 04:53:03 PM »
Ditto
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 02:37:49 PM »
... and some of us will be wallowing in our own GAS. ... I wonder how long before these start showing up used (unlike the Bonamasa sig Firebird, not limited so the price shoudl be reasonable)?
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 06:58:57 PM »
Now I want a black or burst one. Dang you, Scott!

Did anyone notice when you look at the ones pictured on Sweetwater it tells you the serial number of the one you're looking at?
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 07:55:06 PM »
Listening to a review of the Embassy, that thing sounds fantastic too. I can deal with the extended upper horn but I miss the batwing headstock.
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 08:53:17 PM »
I've had my Vintage Pro TBird for 6 weeks now, love this bass. Bought because I regretted selling my Ebony 76 Bicentennial years ago and I was hoping this would satisfy wanting for another one at a fraction of the price. I'm definitely more than satisfied with it.



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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 02:38:34 PM »
  She's a beauty TD. I wish Bill could have seen these. I think  he would have been pleased.  Oh we were relentless with the Gibson reps.
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2017, 03:47:02 PM »
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 05:00:10 PM »
Listening to a review of the Embassy, that thing sounds fantastic too. I can deal with the extended upper horn but I miss the batwing headstock.

Yeah, if it had a batwing headstock I'd already have ordered one. As it is I can do without. Maybe they'll do it in the future. (hope hope)

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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2017, 08:26:38 PM »
  She's a beauty TD. I wish Bill could have seen these. I think  he would have been pleased.  Oh we were relentless with the Gibson reps.

Yes, he would have been pleased, maybe even overjoyed.

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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 03:54:04 PM »
Well i just played one .$1199 in New Zealand -i like it much more than the $2299 2014 gibson thunderbird there sound wise.In fact i like everything about it really except  the cancelation that occurs between the pickups when both are on full would eventually drive me mad.Lots of nice tones there though.
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Re: Epiphone Vintage Pro mini review
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2017, 07:25:04 PM »
Interesting to see these have turned up in the States and New Zealand.
I don't think we are going to get them in Australia. The importer is in the process of going under from the sound of it. No Gibsons or Epis coming in.

Are they readily available yet in the US, I might have import one? They don't seem to have hit US eBay yet.