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I'm not a fan of headless instruments but soon as I saw this shape it called out. I decided to get the tropical seafloor instead of the flat back variant because of the Nordstrand pickups - I made the right call. I have another Ibanez bass with the bartolinis in it and that bass is awesome - but wow this bass is so much better. It sits perfect, doesn't move. The pickups bring so much clarity and tonal control. Best bass I've ever owned or played.
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Submitted March 22, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
Alright so my previous three decades of basses featured Fender Jazz bass types, or a Gary Willis signature Ibanez and much more. When I played my Fender Geddy Lee MIJ in a cover band last year, it was good but it did get my percussive Jaco style and desired slap tones out of it. Switched to a Sire PJ swamp ash that was better: the active pre was the way to go. Then I played a premium Ibanez one day- did a studio recording with it and loved the modern vibes; a blend of all that good stuff! It was until I saw this Seafloor EHB1505 that I got the bug: I had to get that and I did! zZounds delivered it and boy did it punch! I use a Fractal pre had to adjust some parameters but right out of the box the active pre with those insane Nordstrand Big Split Pick ups are barely legal... also the weight of the bass is 7 something pounds while maintaining perfect balance. The only thing that I personally experienced is that the polar burl the paint tends to flake off pretty quick so you have kinda like that used look after a few weeks in the slap area. But I think its looking awesome like its nitro relic like the road worn series.