The handle is comfortable and access to acute is excellent but there is a weird thing: on a low 'normal' when I play on the 12th box, my arm is very close to the body and the Quantum, the same position makes me regain on 15è box is quite confusing initially.
The bass is very light and pretty well balanced (it is expected worse, given the form ..)
It's just difficult for the store: no head and the finesse of the body that it does not take the arms of a classical guitar stand.
The sound is largely the weak point of this bass. It is not necessarily bad but it is the zero level of versatility. The sounds sound quite typed 'antiquated', not completely deaf but no gloss: a slappeur throw this bass after 10 seconds.
It is the only low I like playing with a pick with just the neck pickup on, it's very 60s. The problem is that it always quickly tired of the same type ...
I bought this bass secondhand there ten years for the look but I've never used on stage (or even rehearsed!) So the sound is poor.
One thing I always found strange she sounds much better directly the mixer than real bass amp!
As against it is fun to play and you can leave it permanently connected: it does not take place. I use it exclusively at home for me untie the hands and dial.
Overall I glad but there it plus collector who speaks bassist ... Someday I him put vouchers microphones and I can her out!
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swcl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Headless bass made in Japan (factory Matsumoku)
3 position selector (neck pickup / bridge pickup / bridge + neck pickups): very effective!
1 volume knob
Handle very nice, easy access to treble.
The bass is very easy to store, but it's a pity there is no body, can not suddenly put his arm on the edge of the body to play. It is not very disturbing but it takes a little time to adapt.
The selector pickups is very effective, it goes well with a round sound super funky! And for a more neutral, the two pickups together and play on the bridge pickup.
Weight, without suspense, very low.
I play jazz, funk, and wind band, she sneaks around with his switch, really full of different styles as possible, while keeping its polvalence.
There is a big sustain, I do not know what it's there can get really low action, the game is very nice slap.
I play without effects on a Hartke, very good presence.
I wanted a headless, I really have not been disappointed, and I do not regret having purchased this bass.
I love the sound and versatility,
But I would have liked a little more body!
This bass is a bass-Japanese edition stick that had their heyday in the 80ies. This one dates from 85-86.
The neck is a medium scale (82 inches) long enough to fret thin, not very wide (like JB?).
The attachment system is a string Steinberger copy of which authorizes the use of any type of strings. That's why I've gained, offering double-ball strings is very limited (no flat yarn)
2 humbuckers, vol / vol / tone (= JB)
Perfect if you look at what kind of bass, obviously.
The handle is a real highway, access to acute correct, but without good, there is bass, no ...
Ergonomics is nickel. Very very light, short handle, perfectly balanced.
To get a good sound, turn knobs.
I would add, moreover, that this bass can land on the ground without any artifice (foot support), his strange body is provided at the end of 2 straplocks which act as feet. In short, leaning against any wall, dragging her into the house ... Always ready, good friend, what ...
Lowlight: total absence of progressive volume knobs. So 9.
So here is where we're having fun.
I expected this low reedy sound equally slender but not by trying it at all ... It sends serious énorrrrmmmmme!
It's heavy, it's bold, it is serious on the neck pickup and we immediately want to play the good old lines Geezer Butler.
Even define the amount of the tone.
By adding the bridge pickup, and treble the sound is easily slappable, even if it is closer to slap that produces a PB. In addition, the 2 humbuckers and the small space between microphones make this little exercise I practice (and bad) difficult.
In short a bass one would expect to find under the elbow of Mark King, but that filing as a Thunderbird.
Rock bass, which sends much more than my Precision (Fender). Heavier, more serious ... with flat spun, it must be huge.
I acquired this bass my shoulders to relieve the Precision forties who blithely exceed 4 kg. For 89 euros, it was stashed in a corner of a cash-machine in a deplorable state. After a few deciliters of polish, lemon oil and some 1 / 4 hex towers, it seems more than 70 years. Just 25, and that's not bad.
At my age, I tried and owned many babasses (JB, PB, Peavey T40, Grindbass, BC Rich Warlock ...), I am still in possession of a good PB.
But this one left me on the ass. God she's ugly, but it sounds and is super convenient! The reputation of Matsumoku Japan is well established, it sends the wood.
If I find a second, I buy ... I am afraid that my PB is on the shelf for when I resume, I find the handle (although beautiful) and the enormous weight definitely unbearable. As for pricing, it is recognized that charges expensive Fender logo. But that is another story.
In short, if you drag your carcass for several years with a PB on the back for playing Rock, acquire this low while your physio do his office. Drag a few here & there.