Made in Indonesia. Channel "asymmetrical" it seems ... it is not very sensitive, but as the handle is super comfortable, spend. Two single coil pickups with a passive or active electronic rudimentary but effective.
Very good grip, low very light. I do not have confidence in the material body, "Radiata Pine" but last year he did not move. And it provides good vibrations apparently because I find the sound very good, fairly passive until modern vintage, slamming active. The design of the instrument is blah ... but comfortable.
I get the sounds I want this bass, playing mostly insert into the sound card, but on my old Montarbo SIO. Used an old Ibanez 80 years heavy and whose handle is a log, I rediscovered the pleasure of playing bass.
Bought it a year ago. I owned a Fender MusicMaster, Ibanez in question and Squier JazzBass (which was very good too, to 86/87). I'm mostly a guitarist and I needed a little low for models, Ibanez (even equipped with Seymour Duncan) makes a sweet sound too. The Epi is good in all registers, only the price is sweet. I do not even want to imagine better is the 2nd Epiphone I bought (the other is a Wildkat) and I love these guitars.