Electric Basses user reviews

  • Yamaha BB604

    Yamaha BB604 - "Still going strong in 2020"

    07/31/20

    I bought my 2002 Yamaha BB604 used in 2008 for around $400US. I had it professionally setup and it's been perfect ever since. Action is still low and even, no fret buzz anywhere, electronics all working well. Fret finish and fingerboard are great. …

  • Ibanez SR305E

    Ibanez SR305E - "2 necks in 2 years failed" has images

    03/21/20

    Although it looks and sounds much like the other SR basses, the 305E specifically in Pearl Fade White has now had necks fail 2 times on me in 2 years. Technician believes it is a manufacturing flaw and will be replacing with a different model, SR375 …

  • Harley Benton PB-50

    Harley Benton PB-50 - "How do they do it (and make a profit)?"

    02/12/20

    I won’t bother with the usual pros and cons (in fact, there aren’t, as far as I’m concerned , any cons) but, as a bassist for nigh on 60 years, I’d just like to say that this bass is, quite simply, fantastic value for money. Buy one or even two!!…

  • Ibanez EDB605

    Ibanez EDB605 - "After fifteen years... yes, it's that good. "

    12/28/19

    Tone for days, reliable, versatile, comfortable and nearly indestructible. I've been loving this Ibanez as my main bass for 15 years. Battery life is amazing. Needs intonation about every five years at most. Stays in tune like a beast of burden, soun…

  • Ibanez JTKB200

    Ibanez JTKB200 - "Won't let you down"

    10/01/18

    This is a great Bass for any circumstances. It's solid and reliable, it looks retro enough if you need retro but standard enough for anything else. Inexpensive enough for a beginner but it wouldn't look out of place on a big stage. it has passive pic…

  • Peavey Zephyr

    Peavey Zephyr - "well made but a bit heavy"

    09/23/18

    I got this second hand at very reasonable price so take that into account in the value for money rating. I got it mainly on the name, I used to play drums in a band years ago and the Bass player played a Peavey T40 which he really rated at the time a…

  • B.C. Rich NJ Beast Bass

    B.C. Rich NJ Beast Bass - "BC Rich NT Beast Bass"

    08/28/18

    Excellent Low, especially for metalheads. Its price is good, because in Europe it is 700 EUR without box. Excellent and overwhelming sound.I recommend it!!! BC Rich siempre ha sido infravalorado, pero esto está mal. Son intrumentos extraordinarios y…

  • Shine SBA-526 TBK

    Shine SBA-526 TBK - "My favourite bass (and I have 8!)" has images

    08/10/18

    I came across this model some 14 years ago when writing for a U.K. instrument magazine. I fell in love with the Shine range and currently have 6 Shine basses (five of them 6 stringers) out of my 8 total. I bought this model new in 2004 and it's becom…

  • Sire Marcus Miller V7 4ST (Alder)

    Sire Marcus Miller V7 4ST (Alder) - "Exactly what I was looking for!"

    08/09/18

    Hi, being a beginning bass player, please consider this review as mostly suited to beginners like me. After I bought a used Mexican Fender Jazz Bass, I spent quite a lot of time setting it up and finding the right settings for the way I like to pl…

  • Ibanez SR800LE

    Ibanez SR800LE - "A real rocket bass!" has images

    06/03/18

    So far, i only have little hindsight on this beast of a bass but that’s far from being the first I’ve owned, far from that. By the way, I’ve even owned several Ibanez in the past: EDB605, SRX595, Musician, RB500. When talking about bass players, t…