Submitted January 26, 2010 by a customer from cableone.net
"Beautiful tone beasty!"
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Because of the small issue with the battery cover (I would recommend they upgrade to a molded battery container with a hinged cover) I have to rate this a 9 overall.
TONE! This thing tone beast! I like it when you can hear the tone of a bass when it's NOT plugged into an amp....the Riot sounds great just playing it unplugged. Plug it in then hold on to your ears....this ax has so much expressiveness. The EMGs are magic and though some will say it's limited with only 2-band active EQing, there's a sound in there to please anybody.
It came with a new cord....a short cord but, hey!, it's another cord in my gig bag. The tuners work well and I prefer the black chrome over regular chrome or fake gold any day.
Ease of Use
What else needs to be said....EMG-HZs, 2-Band EQ, blend, and volume. The range of tone you can get from this rig is incredible.
The pictures you can see on the web make the matte finish look deceptively unnattractive but let me tell you...this bass is gorgeous! The fit and finish is top notch. My only complaint is with the battery cover...one of the screws came cross threded into the brass insert they use in the body. The brass instert was installed at a funny angle causing the problem.
I got this dude for a dollar over 5 benji's...whattya think?
Haven't had the need to call them.
The Wow Factor
See quality....it's a 10.
Rock, Contemporary Christian Worship
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