I play bass and guitar. I'm not amazing at ethier one and I'm not being modest. i have the education of a redneck and was taught by one. I'm into anything from just solid good punk, ska, ol' skool thrash and rap, and of course horror punk and psychobilly
One fine day, I threw down my fender and said "I think I'll get a new bass!" Now I knew i had good luck that day because normally when I pull out of my drive way this idiot kid (let's call him wayde) always get in the way which I'm forced to toss the rest of my McMuffin to distract him while i pull out. But, any ways I got this bass USED for about $350 at Guitar center.
I don't know much about the finess of basses. Infact I suck pretty much but I did like the sound of the bass. The 3 knobs besides the volume and tone give a wide variety of sounds to choose from. I love the compact body compared to my fender (Which I call him scooter). The pickups are great and deliver a bold metal like sound.
The strings are placed low to the neck which is fine, but the neck is placed low to the body and the pickup is an inch and a half away so Maybe i suck at poping and slaping (Actually I do, because i let my friend play it and he flew on that neck (I felt like crap afterwords)) But I stumble on my strings a lot. The bass itself is heavy and there is this weird gash that slices down the middle of the body and ruined my plans to pinstripe around the pickups.
Okay here is the overview The strings are low to the neck, the pickups get in the way but I manage. The bass is heavy but sturdy and the tuning pegs stay in place and are solid so they really feel like they are holding those strings.
Its a great 5 string bass for anyone who just wants to expierement with a 5 string. I delivers excellent sound and performance.
Coming soon check out my hip review on the fender "scooter" squier! Oh yeah!
Got this amzing beast for £500 from a music shop in England. Wanted a decent bass to progress on. The color is orange.
The shape is wierd, but is so easy to get on with - is lightweight, fits well to your body, the neck is slim and really easy to play . The tones and volumes are compltetly adjustable to your own sound and each string can be adjusted for volume. The blend between the piezos and magnetic pickup can be adjusted to your own sound! Just amazing for orginality.
At first the piezos were too sensitive and tremble for my liking so I adjusted the pots at the back to suit me, but then again that's more of an advantage. I've found that it goes out of tune quite quickly, but that's not much of a prob. As it can be changed quite a lot it's quite hard to keep it at the same tone.
I would say that the construction and quality could be improved as it is a mid/high cost bass and doesn't use wood for the body. I've found that the action has changed sometimes - from being too tight on ist fret until I lossened the screws a bit on bolt on.
It's a versatile bass built for orginality and diversification in mind. However, if you just want a quick, easy bass to pick up and play this is not the one as it takes a bit of tweaking to get your sound. As I've only owed one other bass before I cannot really give an informed judgment, but I can say it feels great to play; has a unique and varied sound and looks fantastic!
The country of manufacture?? Japan and Korea certainly!
It's a 24 frets, with a micro bar position "or bridge or neck." It is equipped with piezo sensors for each individual string.
The settings are: micro and piezo volumes (two knobs). Serious if the balance of electro and treble on 7 piezzo.Il are more knobs on the back of the bass for:
-5 For the gain of each individual string piezo
-2 Reglae knobs for gain and electro pizzo
It's a screwed sleeve.
The handle slides well, it is quite wide but thin, the luthite thank you!
The treble strings re-la-land have a worry-free access. She is not heavy, it has a very original mouth (that's what made me crack!). As for sound, I put it all back ...
It's a very flat, straight, somewhat artificial. Even my amp simulation pedal does not give "body". We play very precisely because of that, but the side a little "dirty" j'aore that is not there. Warning, it does not sound bad, but it's not a stringray!
I bought this summer, I sold it after 6 months. I must have had a problem with my 5 string because I can not find a model that suits me really. The I go to a warwick fortress, which has a sound to die for!