Excerpt: Totally awesome tone. I didn't have to do a thing to it, other then change the strings. I put some Ken Smith strings on it and it really roars. I couldn't ask for a more expressive tone. It has been grerat for both recording and live stuff.
Summary: I've been playing this bass for a little over a year now, and I havent had one problem with it. It has a massive low end and a very good high end. I've played the Gibson Thunderbirds before, and they're very comparable. The only thing missing on this bass is a built volume control. It would be nice to have it, but I'd just turn up the amp. For the price, this is one incredible, easy to play bass.
Excerpt: I was initially hesitant to purchase an Epiphone but after plugging it in and hearing the sound, I was sold. It is honestly one of the best sounding basses I've ever played. I can't wait to record with it. It's definitely an instrument for rock/metal. VERY solid sounding.
Summary: When you think of bass players who is one of the first person you think of? It's Nikki Sixx and you know it. This bass gives you the opportunity to sound and feel just the way Nikki does when he hits the stage. I know because I own this bass. I have even played the gibson version and there isn't much difference. The Rawr sound is there, the look is there, the feel is there and the reliability is there.
Excerpt: This bass is like no other, the sound quality is truly excellent. The mahogany body gives it a warm heavy tone for starters; definitely a good thing. The prize on this bass really goes to the DeepSixx hummbuckers though, as they are the deepest, and darkest that any metal fan could ever ask for! Personally, I play a lot of Motley Crue, Brides of Destruction, Deftones, etc. and this bass is perfect for it.