Hi, I play the Bass, ive been playing roughly for about 4 years but i am only 17 so its not as long as most, im an a band that is quite successful in my hometown of Lowestoft (UK), we do local gigs around that area and are currently looking for bigger venues to play, im mainly influenced by Metal bands (Ozzy, Black label society, Metallica, Rush etc)
i brought my Ibanez from a shop in Norwich (UK) for £240 (used), the shop was called Sound Control (My favourite local guitar shop)
The thing that made me look at this Ibanez was the awesome body shape i think its a very creative shape i love it, i personnaly dont think that i can fault this product in anyway,
nothing to me this is the nicest sounding bass ive ever layed my 22cm hands on
The sound of the Ibanez is amazing i ue it with a ZOOM 206 bass effects pedal were i add a little distortion and occasionally a bit of slap just for that Kick up the ass. There is a problem though with the acoustics fair enough people usually play through some kick ass Bass amp but when its not through an amp the sound lacks a bit?
personnaly every decent bass player should have purchased one of these bass guitars, i think they are an amazing display of the quality that Ibanez can produce so go out and BUY ONE!!
I played this bass at Guitar Center on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. It was selling for $550, used.
This has got to be my favourite bass design strictly on an aesthetic and comfort level. It's unbelievably light, making Parker's "Fly" bass (which, contrary to its rep, isn't all that light) feel more like a "Rhino". This Ibanez' contours are also hyper-stylish, and the silver-flat pickup on the one I spotted was perfect for the shape. A built-in piezo pickup offers much tonal variety.
There is almost no acoustic volume. Sure, it's an electric bass, but forget about practising without an amp.
Very high, beautifully finished. Eye candy!
I found this bass a little difficult to control -- I tend to have problems mixing piezo and magnetic signals -- but the sound options are great to have. If it weren't so expensive, or if my primary instrument were bass, I'd snap it up in a second.
Japanese creation, mdiums 24 frets, passive humbucker in the bridge pizo, bridge mono-rail money. Rglages: micro volume, volume pizo, legalization micro and activation button and brightness pizo. Channel 3 parts of Saddle typical Fender Jazz Bass.
The handle is fabulous, a highway and vritable CHAC 24me the box is simply a disconcerting ease. Lgre, ergonomic as the name suggests, it sits naturally on the belly or the other, no Stained regarding this. The sound is warm and prcise trs.
Especially adapted to slap his dcoupe seen as r and soil, it is a pleasure to pull the strings. It is ultra-versatile you are, or jazz grindcore monster. I use a Boss multi-effects pdalier GT6B a Trace Elliot 7215SMC religious or directly in my console via the direct output mix. The sound I get is soft and warm, frquences are returned. Obviously my preferences go to the roundness and softness I get no pain. Ibanez had accustomed build with lots of bass and treble, it's really not the case and really a big well done them. The pizo prsence brings a lot of highs and fairly and without breath, we swim in happiness.
I've had less than a year and nothing I do spares, it is perfect and those that prtendent of plastoc, I do not even their cause. It has everything a great price despite drisoire (500 euros). I tried moultes low and it outstrips any current production, the only point I would make is to be able to strengthen the handle with carbon and it would be perfect. It's an investment that logieux aqurir this thundering instrument and I highly recommend all.
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carimbabar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This bass is made in Japan, I possde in MODEL fretless because I needed a versatile MODEL for a recording of jazz, song and music runinnaise. I bought it because it is the physical copy of Afr MODELS, malheureusment missing! The handle is trs end, I 'm not a fan, the ACCS is perfect thanks to the acute placement sound of the horn infrieure but I find it too thin, which for some is a quality. mics, or rather the microphone is a humbucker that the advantage of not snoring dlivre and powerful sound warm, fairly close to a fender tonnament, which should not, however, not be its stated goal! The piezo is a formidable efficiency and provides clarity and a sense of "sound" rather nice, usually without the sour cot finding.
The controls are, we can not simple: volume, Tone, piezo volume, piezo Tone. Paf!
The bridge is a monorail bridges indpendants of dots, whose goal is to avoid the rsonnances nice (not nice) strings that vibrate without being played.
I particulirement body shape, both sensual and original, but not futriste "kitsch", but this is subjective.
The handle end is trs, too tell others (me) but for a lot of bass players, it facilitates the dplacement left hand (wait ... yes the left) the varnish on the back of it i was enjoyable. CSTA is perfect thanks to the sharp design of the body of the bass (Ralf Spuller, initially for model AFR, which was radapt by Ibanez (which is also d a little green this subject Mr Spuller!)). The balance is good, but I thought the luthite would lose more than a weight was low, that said, we are still far from a Lespaul!
Systm The piezo pickup is very practical and we do not galre 107 years looking for her. Balanced and powerful, no risk of getting lost in the buttons! Serious trs are deep but not uncontrollable and treble not aggressive. There is no control of mdiums s, but it trs going well, she is equipped with what to this point, not soft or acids!
I had the opportunity to test full of instruments more or less prestigious, in various circumstances (studio, scne, tl) and Obviously depending on the use of instruments is always looking to be versatile, or, for wealthier, more low rev types and Different. This Ibanez russi be the bet of both look and to bring a range of from his "good sp "in trs consensel, no prob to address so antipodal styles. Jazz song, through the grind or industrial, hip hop and reggae, it works!
I have bought before boarding the plane the day before a growth of the studio Runion (DSOL, and I had time to test peinele!
Dja change temprature do him any possible problem, this is probably due to the luthite (but for the handle?). Then I pat the comfort t (8 stud daily mmmfffff!) and finally the sound!
Almost no rglages make a sound straight!
on the other hand, thundering thing, there was a meter off a 250 hz, but absolutely not a problem! The right reminds an old Jazz Bass, or precision with new ropes, which is pretty class. Then the piezo, especially for fretless, really gives a color top and "contrebassisante" is still between more in the sound of a song for example, and a bit punchy, it becomes clearer!
I had it sold there 3 years and I have to redeem my friend, because it sounds and I love her "look"!