Cort RB5

Cort RB5

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RB5, 5+ string bass guitar from Cort in the RB series.

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  • Manufacturer: Cort
  • Model: RB5
  • Series: RB
  • Category: 5+ string bass guitars
  • Added in our database on: 01/26/2006

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Cort RB5 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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 1 user review25 %

stefbass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort RB5
It is a low manufacturing Coren, 24 frets with zero fret and the end of the sleeve, the microphones are Bartolini, the bridge is solid, and five knob on the table, or we RULES mediums, acute , bass, midrange and bass boost, and the handle is comfortable trs


The handle is really enjoyable to play trs, Access in acute is very easy thanks the wide notches, with good ergonomics trs think because it does not sting at all the nose, the violin is, when it has good quality of TRS, we really feel to be on a low luthier (I think c'tait order!), the rglages trs are effective, we pass from light to trs big bass sound very heavy, it is versatile trs


I use it for 2 weeks and I won, I play in an orchestra or dance I have to have a broad palette of sounds, and she is doing wonderfully, I plugged into a head Berhinger BXT 300, with the baffle 4 hp BUGERA aluminum, and really it's the killing (and yes it's not the Berhinger m. ...., despite what the vendors!), at home my Music is prdilection Plutt Jazz Rock, Jazz Fusion and it it makes me the greatest pleasure, we are happy to take a Marcus Miller Victor Wooten OR one (even if the fingers and the brain have difficulty agreeing !!!), frankly say anything!


Without any hsitation I would do the same choice, I also played a Warwick thumb bolt on 6 string that I dj given an opinion, and it really comes from that it complment , even though the violin, weight, sound, look and especially the price diffrent (especially for the price there is no picture!), I am thrilled, because it may be a Cort (Rob Elrick licensed all of the same!) but increasingly their stuff does not really ashamed of the West.

dud74's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort RB5
It is a low manufacturing Coren, 24 frets with 2 micro electronic Bartolini active.
Rglage 5 buttons: a volume gnral active / passive push / pull, and a micro volume (actually 2) and a micro tonality (even the 2) (a total 5 )
For the handle is a Bolt


Channel trs enjoyable play.
Access in acute is a little rough, but ... is not the range of the low (even when we go trs rarely).
A weight that I would call correct.
With a good amp, a ring of fire god.


I plutt 70.80 typ blues and rock and passive mode it returns a good well rounded bass sound.
When it goes into active funk and slap, smack the treble really well ...
Jou have a Trace Elliot Commando and sounds of thunder. But the house I have a little behing 1200 and does it well.


I just acqurir (the t in Andorra for the price ... there's no photo)
Before this one I had a Yamaha BBG5, that sounds good but lacks punch.
This is when even a good low (it is in the entry level) who is more beautiful trs (for those who love the wood look)
It does not worth can be a Warwick, but it has everything to be a good competitor of the trademark. Especially as the report is qualitprix honnte trs (500 Adorre and new ...)

youen13emedunom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort RB5
This is a real plus is Korean and she says (see back of the head).

To complement the previous opinions:
- Swamp ash body ("light" compared to other wood of the same species, made more subtle musical told that alder - among the ancient Germans, it was believed that the male gender was from an ash, the women's one but alder we do not make me say ...); oh, well maple veneer for the top class, but here everyone is there now on mid-range.
- 24 frets, fret zero (the strings sound like fretted notes for more sound unit) = 35''tune with better definition of the notes because length of vibrating strings, but most important keys longer at the top of handle, have joints! Hipshot good mechanical and especially electronic Bartolini MK1 ...


The handle, fairly flat (the apologists of Warwick, these beautiful Yule log, can spend their way) but really fast is fun and a little forget the tune of 35''hard to deal with for someone like me small appendages (above). We ride them everywhere, including down, with all the sonic palette of a 5-string * 24 frets.
This bass has a reasonable weight and is remarkably balanced, evidence that the handle is well designed. Mechanical tough-Maousse that take the agreement to the bottom of the gig bag, but to set the code of LA with the gear hanging around his neck, you need a long arm and fist to some (!).
The right sound? yes and we'll just talk about it below ...


Most of the sound of this bass (with the ash can be: performed unplugged it seems to me it has a wide spectrum of sound with bass and treble distinct mediums) has Bartos microphones: two blocks close enough the each other while each with its personality and, importantly, an output level equivalent (not the usual "grosbiboulga" side neck against "coincoincoincouac" side bridge). So, you want to try something other than the center position, the balance between the two microphones being subtly dosed for once. Please note, three EQ knobs are terribly effective, it's low superactivated!; Can decrease or increase low, mid and treble in a truly spectacular - beware if you add speakers including bass! As a huge versatility limitations are: it does not sound like a bass, the sound will never really roots, and will go ringing Fender Fender. But you can go Mowton.
The sound? When j'eu out my credit card the salesman told me it was the sound suddenly cold and he did not like ... I basically played this bass quietly at home and I realized slowly that he felt like a cold is malleable, a little impersonal, through this so versatile electronic fifth gear that can take you very far in the violence of sound, but never end up in an atmosphere "blast" at Warwick. To compare with the large directory (if I may), if the Rickenbacker 4003 would, according to legend, a "piano sound", the RB you might think of 5 times (with the media at 0 and mics in the center position) to a harpsichord (!) (the classy for my taste) so it will never heat nor heroic Precision chiadé rough grain of the Jazz Bass ... on the other hand, to be tested by repeated in difficult conditions (with dippers of distos scratch), I can testify that one can find a place in the battle by playing with the famous EQ like a medieval knight making reels with a two-handed sword or, closer to us with a good big Music Man. I would bring still more of an active jazz bass with superior efficacy in terms of versatility and dynamic, a little at a panzer which, I admit, may have a chilling ...
I like the sounds? y 'to a lot, certainly that's not all in the middle, it's usually the media in the lower house but present in repeated. I finally ended by stressing the tremendous fishery of the notes played on the E string and the (already present unplugged), musicality and good definition of the B string and the next lens on the side of Sol Ré.
While only 8 of 10 chrome to be honest but please!


Purchased in 2006, little used by repeating, often at home directly in the chain, I have not found the perfect amp to complete it.
My favorite: a little while, the wood, natural finish, the original features (neck, body shape and especially of the head: what has been done over from the original Precision), the massive bridge, the setting Easy truss road at the base of the handle, aesthetics (aah available knobs!), the pleasure of contemplating and especially the electronic thunder of God.
What I like least: the fifth string because I do not use (but it's my fault, it also comes in 4 C), the great pace too much for me as I am handicapped despite the ease the handle, perhaps unconsciously to the side of low-bulky guy (though I am an in principle) that the fact that I rarely go out.
I do not use it enough to afford the luxury of keeping it, but paradoxically if it was necessary to keep only one it may well be this one I would choose, reasonably, because you can make a bit of everything with, let alone what could bring her a tube preamp with a good ...
At the time of purchase was my second bass, but I made a big enough experience since I write this post so knowingly.
Value: one is in Cort is ready to be equivalent to Ibanez with more character and can be a better finish (to the possible relocation of the factory in Pyongyang in the event of reconciliation between the two Koreas, one can always dream). Ibanez in ergonomics, so that when I return home it will be by Barto douilleterie probably via Ibanez.
With experience ..? if I had several groups and one three times so low, or if I was from the merger or the bare metal or black music. But I'm just British rock in trench coat cracked under the arms ...
For this low forms Fellini I declare with the maestro: Eight and a Half.

f.i.t.n's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cort RB5
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The materials used are they good quality?
Very good quality and the superposition of two species of wood that form the body is the best effect.
What kind of handle this low?
Bolt 24 cases. A highway just; When buying this bass I decided to spend a day alone in Paris and have fun to try several to do a good choice. All the ones I tried had a very good sound, all I could acquire them only handle does not really suit
- Ibanez BTB5: tree trunk
- Ibanez SR: strings too close together, I hung in two slap each time
- Cort A5: same for strings
- Warwick Corvette: a sleeve to fall but its too thick
- .... Etc. etc. etc. ....... .......
In fact I came across this one completely by chance, the seller advised me right away (Bass Center, and a publicity stunt ...;-)) and actually found some width to handle me had repelled the BTB but he was flat and so comfortable that I said yes before even having plugged.
The pickups and electronics are they quality?
Bartolini MK1, it sounds on it, but the sound of big blocks starting to get a little drunk (it's all matter of taste, it does not call into question their quality) I would keep it but add that bass kit Micro more simple type J-Bass much finer level of sound. Only problem: the size, I do not know if there is low micro concepts such as "simple micro dual format", like the guitar. Example: p = p-94-90 in dual format, dual hot-rail format = simple
The tuners are they stable? SAR on this topic
Is she inspires this low confidence in the long term, have you noticed any particular problems? No </div>


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The grip is it nice? Tiring?
Yes, very nice, hand wanders alone, he knows soon be forgotten.
Access to acute is it easy? Oh yes, a baby Jesus in velvet breeches.
Access to the tone controls, volume, the pickup selector in the active mode ... is it easy? RAS. Just when it was not used to all these knobs, you must test them one by one has to know what they do. That's it
The bass-heavy, unbalanced? She made her weight but is not excessive ultra either. Only thing, the inferior horn of the bass being reversed from the low standard and it just tend to get back in the thigh after some playing time and is not always pleasant. Everything depends on the size of the individual. </div>


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The overall sound is good? Yes but see above. I seek something more distinctive J-bass so I can see going to change the pickups.
The corrections are effective? Excellent
If it exists, the active mode is satisfactory? He adds to the sound of breath? Absqolument not
In terms of type of sound, this bass is it restricted to one style or is it rather versatile? Super versatile. At home I am more and a little Rock Funk Metal. I used it on stage in groups of Balloch. Basically on the Red Hot, Metallica, Compagnie Creole or Gilbert Montagnier, it does :-) </div>


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<div class="avisPartTitle"> General Notice </div>

This bass satisfy you? Yes, largely. I repeat, I just want to change the micro kit not because it is bad far from it. It's just my ear and evolving search of something finer.
The would you advise another bassist, under what conditions? No conditions, it kills the bass.
The price / performance ratio is satisfactory? Yes insofar as some of its features are found only on more expensive basses. Rec stuff but that make a difference: zero fret eg ...
Why did you buy this bass, with what (s) other models you hesitate,
why did you choose it? Because I liked it because it was just over my budget, and because it rings and the handle is great. I will wish one day acquire a Fender J-Bass U.S. Standard type but now we will wait a bit because, NO MONEY IN ZE POCKET. </div>

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