I've had a fretless A4 bass for a few years and have always enjoyed it so when I thought it was time to get back into playing guitar I did think of the A6. Seeing one in a sale at £559 I picked it up and it felt and sounded great. So out came the plastic and I haven't regretted it for a moment.
It's very versatile, can sound like an acoustic but it also plays and can sound like an electric with a clear sweet tone. You can make it very jazzy if you want. With an efects pedal or two you can sound as dirty as you like. It's light and easy to play. It looks great. I just love the absence of visible pick-ups and the finish is wonderful. I also like the fact that you can practice without an amp and sound good but without waking up the whole building.
It is a low Corenne, like all others in this price range.
The handle is a 34 "pitch, so the strings are a bigger pull than 35" pitch.
The pickups are classic barto MK1.
The electronics is what appears in Barto ...
The handle is driver (a play from one end to the other instrument) is super nice but frankly in this range has taken serves nothing.
The buttons are laughable, but hey, tastes and colors ...
At this price the finish is correct.
The neck is super enjoyable for two reasons:
- This is a race with a real radius (the bomb is key) and the impression of playing with real bass and not with any flat board.
- The handle is not rallong (pitch 34 ") strings are taking a strong enough and is really serious gnial because the SI is quite grable ...
If the ash is when even quite heavy and is value for money.
The finish is just OK.
So the fact that's it droutant. When looking at the benefits and the finish is expected sound of hell and wham .. the sound is stifled and the instrument's output level is ridiculous, except when the active switch is switched / passive which sends a "plop" monumental in the amp.
But with a little good and a good amp persverance (elliot track for me) we arrive do what you want (predilection for jazz and classic rock sounds, for the ultra modern sounds a caron not done).
In some time I replace the strings by elixir and I would date this notice.
Before buying this bass I tried the main concurrent (Ibanez and Yamaha), the Ibanez is super enjoyable with a great sound but still a bit of a bad end board, the Yamaha stand out but 'handle standard and overweight are quickly avoid this instrument remains the choice of the reason the Cort A6.
Not a favorite instrument, but a finely crafted instrument with a versatile sound (when looking around), easy play for a 6 string because the radius and standard handle.
on 02/06/07: That's it, I changed the strings
As expected I replaced the original D'Addario by Elixir (very dear, 64 6 strings, but frankly worth the investment).
The vagueness and lack of potatoes we disappeared to be replaced trsdfinit sound in the bass as in acute with the added bonus of a great game comfort (like fast freight)
Frankly with new ropes that low pleases me more ....
Through Channel, which provides sound. Available settings (active boost or normal), volume, bass and treble mic bridge or bridge are neither too hard nor too unstable, but it takes a little time to get used to what any button if you play on several different instruments . This bill is a Korean I think, but it does its job.
It is well balanced so it does not seem heavy to carry in the game The handle is very nice, although a little wide but it is inevitable for a 5 string. The sound is clear in the treble and deep when it drops DO IF or serious.
I tried some other models, but I was not at all bassist. I chose to its sounds on different qualities and types of amps and the ease of play that made me feel immediately. What I like least is the string spacing but if they could be added back more squarely reach the rope SI without resigning the wrist so it is an acceptable compromise. When I grow up, I will offer an offering 4 string active / passive real system (if you have to think the replacement battery under all circumstances ... like the life of a battery is long, we risk to be surprised when it loose!)
Body and neck of good quality.
To be completely satisfied I made some changes that I found necessary at the nut head mechanical insulation and electronics:
- Isolation of the cavities with copper tape,
- 45 HZ pickups emg passive
- Active electronics Glockenklang (because the original ones, no comment)
- Warwick brass adjustable nut (ouah!! That is expensive)
- Mechanical warwick.
Channel not too large tactile (if you want slapper as a patient there the first generation Yamaha trb6 II but with different measurements)
Access to acute small flat not ergonomic, it must have fine hand. The dimensions of the bass are quite acceptable it is a 34''.
The weight ... lighter than Yamaha TRB6 II (ahahahohohihi)
She has a good sustain.
After changing the electronics, it has nothing have. Before I had a really annoying noise I could not adjust the amp at a low level.