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Viola, 4-string bass guitar from Epiphone.


8 user reviews
Prices starting at $399 average price: $399

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  • Manufacturer:Epiphone
  • Model:Viola
  • Category:4-string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 07/01/2002

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Epiphone Viola user reviews

MGR/Del H07/23/2004

MGR/Del H's review"Epiphone Viola Bass"

Epiphone Viola
After 35 years, my old solid body bass was becoming quite heavy,
so I started looking for a hollow body. I found this 6-month old
Hofner clone on eBay, and fell in love with its looks. There were
so many positive reviews on the 'net, that I went for it, and got
if for $350 U.S. plus another $60 for a case.

It sounds great, plays like a dream, and the weight is just what I was hoping for.
The seller had it set up just right, so I didn't have to do any of that.

I did not like the fact that if I had to quickly change volume with both pickups on, that I had to adjust TWO controls. After two gigs, I made one volume pot a master, and replaced the other with a 3 position
pickup selector switch. Now it works, in my opinion, just like it should.

From what I can tell, construction seems to be solid, and the finish impeccable. Time
will tell, though. I've played it twice on stage, and it remained in tune both times.

This will surely be my last bass. I trust it enough to use it without a
backup, but I'll likely be changing to flat-wound strings in order to
preserve the frets.

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MGR/EDDY JAMES03/18/2003

MGR/EDDY JAMES's review"Epiphone Viola Bass"

Epiphone Viola
I picked up this bass at The String Shoppe in Columbus ,Ohio. I paid $439 for it. I wasnt really even looking to buy anything, just checking out the finishes on the Epiphone Les Pauls with the wife in tow, and there it was, a Hofner style bass just pleading to be held.

I like this bass because it makes me play stuff I would never play on a solid body. Its very,very lightweight, and the sound is excellent,espically for playing without a pick like I do. The neck seems very long,which I like. It sounds really good on CD recordings,which is what Im using it for.

What I dont like about it is it doesnt have a pick guard. Also, the pots have very little response, although they may be more responsive through a bass amp turned up loud.

The construction seems excellent, and the finish is excellent as well.

The bottom line on this bass for me is that it put me more in debt! No,actually, since basses like this are harder to find, you would be pleased with it for the price. While defenitly not a HOFNER BEATLE BASS REPLICA, the sound quality is very good and consistant on all notes. The neck is INCREDIEBLE, and the flamed top makes it unique in its own special way, a personality of its own so to speak. Having always wanted a bass of this style, Im very glad I found it, and it seems to feel right at home in a stand along with all the "other babies" who have more strings!!!But sometimes they tease him like a kid with glasses and call him FOUR STRINGS!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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Kaks05/18/2005

Kaks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Viola
I have 2 years and it satisfies me fully.

UTILIZATION

Lgre and original form as one of my idols.

SOUNDS

The sound is warm and feel great especially with codes without a net.

OVERALL OPINION

I saw the bassist Grald Depalma in concert at Znith who played with the same (DVD 2001).

The 550 era.

Trs a good choice to exit the form of Fenders.
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01/21/2006

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Epiphone Viola
The one I obviously manufactured silent "made in korea" I was by Thomann in Germany for 399 euros including all taxes included port!
there are two volume buttons and a tone, for 2 microphones.
22 frets, strings mount in round net (I metterais flat ending for the nets), but watch the length of the strings are much shorter, so choose "short scale".

UTILIZATION

It is a low trslgre, round end, Access in acute fairly easy, its powerful trs compare my bc rich!
The only problem is to play the fingers, as in effect as the microphones are cots neck and bridge, to ask either the thumb gives sound too serious and much more round cot cot mtal easel would have meant that microphones soyent centers! against it with no problem at mdiator.

SOUNDS

I plugged into a "Hartke" with no effect, I can get a powerful and well in the bass because I do not like low fever.
I play with the volume buttons, ie 1 to 10 and the other 5 / 6, and the tone knobs to position 4 / 5.
Playing on the neck pickups sound is heavy and serious.

OVERALL OPINION

I have now for one month, I think I have enough experience to make a decision, and I must say that surprised me the most is the easy play on!
I did not play up Submitted on Bc Rich, whom she constantly stung the nose (thus forcment a force on the left wrist), I had a long hsit Yamaha rbx, and finally j 'AIPR the MODEL.
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