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Cort B4
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Cort B4

4-string bass guitar from Cort belonging to the Artisan series.

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maunakea maunakea
Publié le 10/24/07 à 04:20
Made in Korea, but the finish is IR-RE-PRO-CHA-BLE!
24 frets under license active Bartolini MK1
(These are not real but U.S. Bartolini pickups manufactured by Cort Licensed in Korea)
Easel-like Cort: Much more sturdy than the Fender type bridge.
(Can be more difficult to solve if you do it yourself!)

there are 5 knob
- Boost bass;
- Boost medium;
- Bosst acute;
- A knob to mix the sound of the pickups (bridge and neck)
- An overall volume and
- A switch to get the bass in active or passive mode.

The neck is a 5-piece neck 24 frets very good ...
The lifts are good quality (better than the mechanical type JazzBass Accuracy)
The hoop is very correct ... (No unevenness of frets)

I repeat: Excelente a finish as I did not expect to find in this price range! So I put 10 to salute the performance!

UTILIZATION

I played on different brands during the course (Peavey, Ibanez, Squier, OLP, Whale ...) and this is the best race I could find ...
Very nice, flexible and fast ...
The neck Fender had initially convinced by his smooth almost natural and legendary ... but I have no regrets ....

The finish polishing the frets is perfect ... Very smooth and regular.

Access to treble to bass is not limiting, but it is good ...

The weight and grip are also balanced and enjoyable.
The feel of natural wood gives a warmth that does not decrease as you play.

The sound is quite "right" since he is not a type of grain 1962 Jazz Bass pickups or EMG to cut the metal ...
However, they fit all styles (There's the jazz that I have not tested) ...
In assets, boost midrange / treble can be a sound "slap" very nice (without the grain fender!)
In active, the boost can be a serious root that his breath away though ... ideal for lots of styles (rock, soul, reggae ...)

I put 9 of the handle for the quality and consistency of microphones and fast handling ...

SOUNDS

The pickups are homogeneous without being focused on a specific type of music.
(And thus, necessarily lose personality!)

With the Line6 UX2, I have some bass amp models that give different sounds that make up the sound a bit "impersonal" MK1 pickups ...
Simus the amp warm up and brighten the sound for clear audio funk and fusion. Rajoutent or a thick sound for rhythm and blues and rock ...
We can even get easily to the metal, with saturated tones at will (the settings of the low active grain facilitates desired) ...

Discussions with the owner of a Mayones + Fretless Bartolini U.S. accounts for one's inappropriate for the Cort Jazz pickups with Korean ...
Microphones that exist in U.S. "upgrade" of MK1
https://www.bestbassgear.com/bartolini-mk4-pickups.htm
but I was not able to test / listen ...
They seem to have a more clear ...
The sounds will sound obtained "root" well rounded, very serious for a clear sound ideal for slap that suit me ...

I put 8 for sounds homgènes but real personality ...
(However, good mics will cost 2 / 3 the price of the guitar! Do not abuse either!)

OVERALL OPINION

I tested many models being Squier, Fender, Cort Action, Cort Artisan C, Whale, Ibanez, OLP, Peavey ...
And that's the most fun I tested (with the Fender Jazz Bass, but the mechanics seem less robust / less finished)
The price difference and the violin at least worked Fender, the absence of active preamp were right choices very quickly ...

The violin is neat, it sounds very good vacuum (this is a very good point!)

The value for money is incredible ... I think the finish than the more traditional models (eg Fender) ... for prices that they are going fast and not justified / more.
The quality of the finish is surprising even bluffing.

I would do the selection again.
And if I sound tired, I would upgrade a micro but I'm not sure of the significant contribution ...
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