lebourrin91 06/27/2007

Cort GB74 : lebourrin91's user review

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In which country was it made?
- In Korea

How many frets?
- 22

Configuration of microphones?
- A type Jazz in the neck position and a MusicMan type in the bridge position. No brand I know ... it's the "MightyMite".

What type of bridge?
- I do not know ... there is nothing written on it ... but it looks pretty good ...

What possible settings?
- A knob volume with push-pull to activate the active electronics
- A balance of micro knob
- A double knob acute (cut / boost) and severe (cut / boost)
- A two-position switch for midrange frequency selection
- A three-position switch for selecting the bridge pickup coil

What kind of channel?
- In maple with a maple fingerboard, rectangular markers in pearl, a white plastic nut
- Form "C", it looks like a stick JazzBass
- The frets "Large"
- The head and body are made of one piece
- Mechanisms Hipshot lic.

UTILIZATION

Before I had a Cort Action Bass 4 ... so I compare this bass compared to ...

The English Channel is it fun?
- I love! Bigger than my old bass. This form of race suits me perfectly and I get to play really fast ... It is well finished and has no surfaces would do is a little rough ... unlike the Squier Vintage Modified JazzBass I also tested ...

Access to acute is it easy?
- Yes ... I was already happy with my old bass on this point but then there ... it's great ... Of course we did better, but the look of this bass is a killer !

Ergonomics is good?
- I love the shape that reminds me of a really JazzBass.
- It stays in place when I play seated and balanced when I'm standing ... what else?
- The weight ... it is made Swamp ash (swamp ash) weight level ... so it could be worse ...

Do you get a good sound easy?
- It's super versatile ... I have not had time to test the beast ... but there's potential ... It's a little confusing at first.

SOUNDS

They are suitable to your style of music?
- I play mostly rock and funk and it suits me really well ... but I did not dpuis long so I still looking for my son ...

With what (s) amplifier (s) or effect (s) do you play?
- I play on an amp (for me ***) Harley Benton HB40B and I use from time to time a distortion or my CryBaby ...

What kind of sound you get and with what settings ("crystalline", "bold ",....)?
- This gives a lot of different sounds but I have not really had time to discover all the sounds.

What sounds do you prefer?
- For now I use the most: Volume bottomed active with only the bridge pickup, both bands of the equalizer in the middle position, the switch in position a serious medium and micro switch windings in position " all activated "

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
- Since only one day ...

What is so special that you like most and least?
- What I love most: the micro configuration, color (natural finish), form.
- What I like least: it lacks the small metal plate under the pots as the JazzBass ... but hey it's a detail.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
- I hesitate between the lowest and JazzBass Squier Vintage Modified ... I made my choice ... ;-) I'd also compared to a Fender Mex JazzBass of OCCAZ ... but I had not been packed ...
- Compared to my old bass (I repeat for those who have forgotten: a Cort Action Bass) is a huge difference ... in the positive sense of course ...

How would you rate the quality / price?
- Huge! Compared to the Squier I tested it's great ... I did not expect to have a low level of this for this price (410 euros California Bass).

With experience, you do again this choice?
- No problem. I have to record a demo with my group ( http://www.myspace.com/dissent02 ) during the summer ... I'm very happy with my choice ...