Submitted October 9, 2011 by a customer from twcny.rr.com
"Quality at a Bargain Price"
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I treat all my instraments as quality investments whether they cost $100 or $4000. At the time I was looking for another short scale bass because I love the speed you can attain with them. This one offers that with a Fender sound.
With a combination of a P bass neck pickup and J bass bridge pickup the sound was predictable. Hammering, slap, pop, finger and pick styles all work with this bass. You add to that classic Fender solid body tone and sustain. I've played it through my Ampeg, GK, and Acoustic. This is an excellent bass for the price. Also my first Ibanez.
The accessories included the normal bargain instament cable, truss rod wrench, bridge adjustment wrench and a fairly well detailed guide on adjusting the bass. One feature I really like is that you don't have to remove the truss rod cover to adjust the rod. It is actually made to slide open and afford access without removing any screws. The body is mahogany and the neck is maple with a rosewood finger board. At 1 1/2 inch, the nut width is very narrow making the neck very fast.
Ease of Use
I am amazed at how well this bass is made and even more so at the sound.
I've compared it to my '57 Fender Precision, Gibson EB-O, and my MM StingRay and it's sound is comparable to all. Very easy to set up and so fast.
The fit and finish is flawless. Not a handmade work of art, but I couldn't find any blems or sanding mistakes anywhere on it. The bridge is a typical Fender style stamped plate which I may change for a Hip Shot for appearence and sustain gain.
Very solid and simple build that should hold up well.
For the price, you can't go wrong. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
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The Wow Factor
Not a spectacular looking bass, but not many solid body basses are. This is just a very fast, great sounding bass for very little cash.
Active musician for 50 years
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Zidecko
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