"Should be called the Beauty and the Beast."
This reviewer purchased this item from Same Day Music.
Looking for a thunderous bass that is eye candy? Look no further. this bad boy is beautiful! What a stunning finish with a darker sunburst, high gloss lacquer. I plugged it into a Acoustic B200 and what tone and volume! Unbelievable range for this bad boy toy. The neck is a little heavy and will dive, but I have had the same issue with my Fender. The action was perfect right out of the box. I like the flat neck style compared to the rounded neck on the Fenders. Plenty of places to pluck from or to hang to and pick. The dual Humbuckers give you great range to work with. This bad boy can growl! The photos do not do this bass justice. It is absolutely stunning to look at, and even more fun to play. Your bandmates will approve.
Bridge and Neck Volume controls for the humbuckers, and then a tone control help you shape the tone you are looking for. Beautiful sunburst lacquer finish. Decent strings, and the action was already set low and fast with no fret buzz right ou of the box.
Ease of Use:
Plugged into an Acoustic B200 1x15 this bad boy growled and shook the house, then I tone it doen to some soft mellow jazz tones... great range and options with this bass.
The thing should be called the Beauty and the Beast, cause it is beautiful, built like a tank, and rocks like a beast.
haven't needed any.
Would have paid twice the asking price for this bass - hands down the best bass in this price range. If you are worried about the neck dive / weight issue - it is really not that big of a deal. It is a little out of balance, but I think it is easily remedied by moving the strap pin to improve balance. You don't feel the bass being out of balance while playing, but if you let go of the neck, the neck will start to slide down toward your feet. Part of this is more due to the body style and length of the neck, as compared to the neck just being "heavy" - and yes the neck will be a little more heavy than most, it is much longer than most. Mine came very smooth and fast.
The Wow Factor:
I have had several bass guitars, drum sets, and regular guitars. When my wife saw this come out of the box, she thought it was the hottest guitar she had ever seen. The sunburst lacquer finish is just stunning, it is darker than the picture, but a beautiful brown sunburst. The headstock is black with the same dark brown trim, add this to the extra long neck and the the body shape and this is one sexy bass. Plug it in and turn it up and you will turn heads for sure. This Bass just has that WOW factor.
This bass is a keeper. Looks and plays too good to need anything else. I'll keep my Fender around, but my guess is the Fender will be my backup to this bad boy.