Submitted October 19, 2019 by Bob Young in Millbury, MA
"This bass growls! Great sounding articulate bass especially for rock"
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The truss rod had been really cranked on this thing and it was unplayable as was so 'i loosened the truss rod quite a bit and over about a period of a week 'i got the thing playing nice, the bass looks good and plays good but the sound is killer. I own approx 10 other basses all much more expensive American made basses such as Fenders, Rickenbacker and Gibsons and this bass sounds just as good if not better than most of them, there are no dead spots on the neck, you get a good resonant fundamental all the way up and down. This bass has a growl to it that just cuts right through, I have gotten many compliments on it's sound, two of them being that it growls (and it does) and that it's very articulate which it is. I also bought the matching hard shell case for it, (no gig bags for this guy). I'm very happy with it and highly recommend them if you don't mind doing a little set up yourself. This bass is a keeper. Fit and finish are very good, the neck is a substantial deep D shape not like a T-Bird at all, also it felt like a medium scale bass but is long scale, a friend asked the same thing, that friend is thinking of getting one he liked it so much in fact, if you like slim thin necks it may not be for you but it just sounds so damn good you might want one anyway and you can't beat the price.It sounds great with both pickups full on also the neck full on and anywhere in between, with the bridge alone you can get a throaty jazzy sound which I don't really use much. This is an excellent rock bass, it can also thump if you put a little rolled up cloth under the strings between the bridge pickup and the bridge, so it's pretty versatile. Also it's very light with no neck dive at all, very comfortable bass. All in all I'm very happy with this bass and it is a keeper. Do it!
Playing 50+ years, Play Fender P/J's fretted and fretless, Rickenbackers, fretted and fretless, Gibsons, thunderbird, EB-3, EB-2
Blues, rock, jazz, country, Americana, pretty much anything
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