Single cutaway bass with agathis body, neck stocky, key rosewood, Bolt 2 Bass Humbucker pickups Wilkinson, 2volumes, Tone 1. The finish is beautiful (see photo) in silver sparkle. In addition, while the back (body + neck + head) is covered perloid the best effect. I do not think it is easy to find in France or Europe, I bought it on the net in USD.
I do not put that 5 because you must know that the big problem of low Italia, and of this model in particular is that the plant is zero rglage: standard buzz on frets 2 Premire , intonation and string mdiocres non RULES (my taste anyway). Aprsrglage (curvature, intonation, sanding of the handle) and assembling strings 55-110, 9-10 MRIT it without problem, but the original is a disaster.
The handle (once properly rgl) is a rgal who has hands big enough (the handle is quite round but extrmemnt comfortable). Access in acute is impeccable. The only minor complaint is that the body as small enough, the weight is felt a little on the neck with a fender for example. Drout is in the beginners but also a small APRS rev PERIOD enjoyable adaptation. For rglages, no problem with two volumes and a tone that is at all simple.
The two played with Digitech pedals, a bass driver (distortion) and a bass synth wah (filter, envelope, octave). RPET in studio, everything is sent in a 450W Ampeg SVT Pro Top and cabinet ampeg 4X10.
The sound is a joy. First, the pickups are silent trs. The Tone plays its role, only the volume control may be improved upon a little: basically, 2positions possible, all or nothing.
With the neck pickup alone (I play almost exclusively as a), the sound is round, fat and hair IDAL for rock. By adding the distortion, we touch perfection. The sustain is not phnomnal but sufficient. With the bridge pickup, all becomes a bit sharper but does not break. The strings of 55-110 certainly affect the overall sound and it seems that the low purr.
I have this bass for about 2 months and since I have my Squier JB Jett (well I do not used any more). When I try and Reue, I felt like crying because of rglages of origin (see above). But an APRS rglage the hair and a montage of the biggest pulling strings, it is the foot. In addition, the look is top - she really looks more beautiful in real life than in photo. It cost me a total of about 580 euros (low + flight + shipping + taxes + + rglage strings) but I really found the ultimate weapon for the big rock sound. It's on like that with a low, we'll play slap or Korn, but we did not achte a.
[edit 17 march 2006]: APRS several months, I persist and sign. If I could, I would give it 11 without problem.
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Bass with agathis set neck, rosewood fingerboard of 22 boxes. It has two humbucker pickups, controlled by two volume and tone. The bridge includes only the narrow part of the micro loan, behind, it's just a decorative plate.
Red glitter finish for the table and pearly everything else (handle included) is superb.
The neck is pretty nice over in the mind that p-bass jazz bass, large enough solid with good access to acute.
The ergonomics are quite good, strapped, it does not sting the nose weight is correct without a poods pen.
This bass has a well rock. The microphone is superb with only one serious body and support in the grave. Both pickups together give a more dug quite nice, the only acute micro seems a little weak. Plugged into an amp all lights, it's pretty fantastic!
However, fans of modern techniques, slap, etc.. go your way. It is suitable for most musicians looking for his roots playing enough fingers or a pick.
I love the look and finish, I like his sound sixties. That said, I always keep my jazz bass and my accuracy. But I like to change from time to time low, and the Italia offers an alternative.
The price / quality ratio is pretty good for me because I found it used. However I do not know the original price.
With experience, yes I would do this without making choices but my main bass.