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Re: Berzerk price on 5 string


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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 17, 2001 at 08:50:09:

In Reply to: Re: Berzerk price on 5 string posted by Tim Schnautz on April 16, 2001 at 22:36:12:

: : Hmmmm... I've had a chance to try a couple, and they seem to be ok; the Epi Rock Bass and Accu-Bass are the ones where I thought the neck felt cheap...

: : The MiM Fenders fell pretty decent (I'm *definitely* not a snob about these things); I've got a Kramer Focus 420S that I'd put up against an MiM Fender, though... :-)

: Bob, I s the Kramer Focus 420s a P-bass copy from Music Yo? I think I've seen pic.s on their website.

Tim,
Yep, that be the one!

: I have a couple of MIM J bass's( one is fretless), and I suppose that's what I'm used to.

I have no problems with J-Basses, either American or MiM. :-)

: I will confess, that I do have an epi 6 (prototype), which I'm not that impressed with, but used it was cheap enough.
: That's probably the only reason I have a 6 as well. I have also pbayed their
: EB copies.. and to me they feel about the the LP bass, but the neck glaze feels better.
: ANYHOW, they must be doing some good, they're still in business.

Gibson pretty much markets Epiphone as a "poor man's Gibson"; made to Gibson specifications, but at a much more affordable price.

Lemme know if you want to get rid of that Epi 6, ok? ;-)

: BTW, that reminds me.. Tobias. Kramer, and Steinberger are owned by Gibson and sold through MusicYo. for cheaper than dirt prices.. Gibson also owns Epi... anybody know a reason Gibson doesn't sell Epi through MusicYo as well???

Gibson has owned Epiphone since 1957, so the dealer franchise and distribution system has been in place for a *long* time. Tobias, Kramer, and Steinberger are more recent acquisitions, so it winds up being more feasible for Gibson to use MusicYo as a distributor.

Hope that makes sense! :-)

-Bob



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