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GibsonBass Although using Gibson basses, Allen was also seen using a lot of Epiphone basses as well and he had a signature Epiphone bass made, how much involvement did he have in the design of that?
Warren Haynes Quite a bit actually, that was his project. He was very involved in the design of that bass and I think it was a beautifully designed bass, it turned out really great. You know it was a shame that it took so long for it to come to fruition
GibsonBass Yeah it is a great bass I have to say I've got one myself and I really enjoy that bass. I think it's a good mix of styles having a hollow body but using the Mahogany construction.
Warren Haynes Woody knew a lot about instruments and about guitars and basses, instruments in general and why they sounded the way they did. He worked at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville for eight years and I'm sure he knew a lot before he even started work at Gruhn but eight years later he had learnt a tremendous amount about guitars. Someone could bring a guitar in to the room and from across the room he could tell you what year it was made and he would say that guitar was made in the later part of the year because that's when they switched the paint. You know he was just an avid collector and student of what made instruments tick, he was always thinking about what type of wood, what type of pickups, what type of finish, anything that could improve the sound
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