« Very good bass for beginners. »Published on 05/19/13 at 08:43
- 4 strings
- Fixed bridge, string through non-
- 24 frets
- Pickups Jazz Bass / Precision passive.
- For potentiometers, when I got it, they were not working, I know there is a switch and three others (volume / tone, but I could not tell which)
The pickups are not great, but the violin is for this low price (bought for 100 € used), very good.
The handle is very comfortable. I was able to test Ibanez basses, I did not really like, comparing to it. I would say it is closer to a Jazz Bass neck.
The shape is rather convenient to play standing as seated.
Access to acute is better than most bass I've experienced.
For sound, you must change the pickups if you want something really good. (Although for beginners, it is very good)
I play mostly Metal. And it suits me well, without being great.
The result is a more neutral sound. (Although a little more fat than glossy)
I play with an amp simulation Line6 POD Farm.
on the other hand, with a large distortion (Boss Metal Core), I can not seem to get something listenable. (A big flaw for a Cliff Burton fan like me)
I use it for a few years (4 years, I would say), but much more seriously for two years.
This is my first bass, I have not tried one before. However, after I was able to test various bass that were more expensive and well known, but I did not really loved. (Ibanez BTB 575 for example)
I do not know the new price, but on Occasion - it cost me 100 € - I think it is well worth its price. It may well compete with other low five times more expensive.
Good bass to start, or if you do not have the means to buy something very expensive. With experience, I would do this choice, but with a change of pickups. (Though I prefer a Aria Pro 2 workshops Matsumoku)