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NBD Epi Embassy Pro

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I just got an Epi Embassy and it did not play well at first. It seemed to have a "backbow" in the neck. 2nd fret A string would not make a note ! I loosened the truss rod 2 full turns and now it will play. It is about 1 lb. less than a Thunderbird, a normal-length bass, with no neck dive. The fret ends will need some work too. I bought a cheapie and now I will make it all it can be. I will keep it. The picture is on my profile ; it sounds like a Thunderbird.

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Cosmo , you are correct-but if you look up "Grenadillabama" there is one photo up there (on my 'puter at least). I am wanting to put something instead of a "G". That is getting old...

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3 minutes ago, grenadillabama said:

Cosmo , you are correct-but if you look up "Grenadillabama" there is one photo up there (on my 'puter at least). I am wanting to put something instead of a "G". That is getting old...

I see! Post some pics on here, we'd love to see them! and as I'm sure you are aware...

 

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I've considered buying an Embassy for myself. I already have the Vintage Pro Thunderbird, and it is excellent. It's a bit petty but I'm not sure about the redesigned Embassy headstock, it looks a bit ordinary in comparision with the original.

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It’s very hard to see the piccy in your profile, look forward to seeing something more clearly. Couple of questions, 1lb lighter that a T’bird? Which makes it what weight? Neck width and presumably long scale unlike some of the earlier incarnations of the Embassy.

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Graham, I am trying to get this computer to load my photos as I have switched from Bing to Google and it is causing me no end of grief ! If a Thunderbird (or Precision) weighs about 9 lbs. this Embassy weighs 8 lbs. That is my guess. My point really was the Epi Thunderbird has a better fret job, straighter neck, and has more quality than you would expect . This Embassy is what a teen might get for Christmas- not what a pro would use. Sorry, it's a cheapie. It sounds OK. 

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Graham, I am trying to get this computer to load my photos as I have switched from Bing to Google and it is causing me no end of grief ! If a Thunderbird (or Precision) weighs about 9 lbs. this Embassy weighs 8 lbs. That is my guess. My point really was the Epi Thunderbird has a better fret job, straighter neck, and has more quality than you would expect . This Embassy is what a teen might get for Christmas- not what a pro would use. Sorry, it's a cheapie. It sounds OK. 

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I quite enjoyed the embassy a student brought in a little while back. 

Played well, sounded beefy, and was a comfortable weight.

didn't have any of the issues you mentioned though 

 

 

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