Submitted May 19, 2020 by James Cairns in Racine, WI
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Don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful bass, and it's probably the lowest priced bass out there with active pickups. It's a great practice tool and you could conceivably gig with it if you put a little work into it. So it's not terrible by any means and it's a pretty decent value. That said, don't buy this a s a first bass. The set up when you get it...God awful. It's just terrible. There's no nice way to put it. I had to take literally all of the slack out of the truss rod because the fret bus was unbelievable and you'd get dead notes towards the headstock. Even then I had to file the frets and adjust the bridge pretty drastically. The nut has it's own issues and I'll need to replace it soon. It's not uncommon to have to do some set up on an instrument, but this was above and beyond what it should have been. It seemed like it was never tested, or it skipped quality control. Even with a decent set up donee, there's still a fair amount of fret buzz. You can eliminate some of that by getting some flat wound strings. It seems to really help. Other than that, it plays ok, it has a decent amount of tone settings, the push pull pots add a lot of variation, it's light, the neck action is good once you file down the razor wire frets and it looks good. Like I said, it's not a bad bass, but you'll have to put some time and energy into it to get it there. You're not going to pull it out of the box and play.
I play percussion 30+ years, bass - 5 years, learning guitar...slowly
Jazz, Rock, Blues, Ska.
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