Submitted October 14, 2020 by Kenneth B in St Louis, MO
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I believe very firmly in “you get what you pay for.” I’ve spend close onto $10k on my guitar setup, because quality>quantity. When the drummer of my band quit, and our bass player moved to drums, I moved to bass, because I’ve always enjoyed it, and why not. We play mostly in drop b, which Fender does really well surprisingly. Point is, I’m not a fan of extended range. So I didn’t care much for the Schecter 5 string bass of his. Sounds great, but I wanted a 4 string. I don’t know if me being on bass is going to be permanent, so I didn’t want to spend a fortune. I was going to just get a Fender Jazz Bass, but Fender isn’t allowing the pay as you play thing right now, so I thought “eh, this has good reviews, I’ll try it out. Worst case, it’s only $300, and probably won’t be hard to sell.” Don’t think that’s going to be an issue. This bass is outstanding. The neck is satin, and the Jatoba fretboard is the same color and feels just like Rosewood. The frets were very nicely finished. No sharp edges or high spots. The neck did have a crazy backbow, but about 3/8 of a turn and it was all set. The tuners are not notchy or jumpy. Very smooth and responsive. Bridge seems fine, it didn’t need any adjustments from the factory. Sounds insane. The active EQ really helps dial in the perfect sound. One note: this is NOT white. If you want to know what this color really looks like, check out the buttercream Player Series Strat. This, in my case, was absolutely a welcome surprise, since I didn’t want super pure white. So, just a note. Big thick Sting Ray tone at an absolute fraction of the price. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this bass a dozen more times. You don’t see import instruments of this caliber very often. Absolutely insane. I can’t put it down. Another flawless purchase from zZounds. This is my 8th purchase. No reason to buy anywhere else. Such great people.
18 years of guitar
Mostly metalcore, and pop punk stuff.
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