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Post by Cory » Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:51 pm

timi wrote:
Cory wrote:
Ibanez Soundgear.
The most embarrassing piece of gear I have owned, but I got it when I was very young and the tiny neck was good to learn on.
I own an Ibanez Soundgear 5 string and I'm not in the least bit embarrassed.
It just wasn't my thing.

If you don't mind me asking though, do you think they are a good looking bass?
(not taking the piss, I’m genuinely interested)

They are a bit bulky but simple. I like that.

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Post by definite » Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:55 pm

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Washburn Bantam-XB800
nice - I got the XB400 when they first came out. Mine was a natural finish, what colour is yours? I found the Bantam to be a good reliable bass with good tone for the money. Look after this instrument and it'll make for a good casual bass to play with.
tobacco sunburst - the only thing i don't quite like about it! never did like sunburst finishes - prefer wood grain stained or plain finish.

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Post by timi » Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:40 pm

I don't think sunburst suits more "modern looking" basses, but on a P bass its gooooood.

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Post by BrendonM » Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:08 am

I totally agree with you there about the Precision, Sunburst on a classic design looks very... errr... classic. I have my sights set on a Fender Jazz Delux in Sunburst.
The Bantam I had in natural finish ended up with a deep hole in it when popping. I used to think it was cool digging a hole into the wood. It was funny looking at my bass after a hard out gig and looking at all the little bits of wood which had been smashed off just behind the neck. These days I kinda wonder if that was'nt just glorifying bad technique.
Either way I believe that if it had a pick plate of even a nice thick lacquer on it that it would've lasted longer. Even still they are a fun low cost instrument. 24 frets, active electronics, it has the warm and bright "piano" type tone that a lot of players look for.
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Post by Jazzbass » Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:52 am

When I bought my Precision it was 3T sunburst (almost all of them were in '72, it seemed). However, I got bored with the colour (since everyone else had the same colour) and it has since been blue/white, candy apple red and now BMW Technik Purple.

The P was always gonna stay with me for life (I've had it since new) and so I have no concerns about its value with refins. That'll be up to my kids when I die.

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Post by John50 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:23 pm

Nasty: my starter bass; Proaxe 5 string
Nice: my new bass; Ibanez BTB555 (fantastic!)
John

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Post by timi » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:01 pm

Update time, just scored another Ric 4003.

I still want more of them.


Theres another on trademe, but I'm not into mapleglo, still tempts me though.......

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Post by BrendonM » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:03 pm

timi - u addict... :)
i want to be like you... Rickeys rock!
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Post by timi » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:30 pm

They are just sooooo addictive, I need 5 more:

Fireglo.
Blueboy.
Montezuma Brown.
Blueburst.
White with black hardware and binding.

Then perhaps my collection will be complete, perhaps.

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Post by Randomplay » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:32 am

Well i got one more to add to my collection... i went in to buy picks and a set o strings yesterday, and came out with a Warwick corvette 5string... personally i think its as ugly as sin. But the sound!!!!

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Post by foal30 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:36 pm

heh, the joy of the new bass.

One of my ex-students picked up a Corvette5 a few years back
waaaaay to narrow for me , and far too much natural clang , but for Pick Style Rock which was his bag, it was a beauty. Cutting like tone.
2 J's model... no H/B's.

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Post by Randomplay » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:58 am

The model is $$.... lol its intersesting what you say about it being too narrow... i hit the salesmen up about that... and if i recall correctly he said "all fives are narrow, this is better than most" lol bloody salesmen eh :wink: Its got two humbucker pick ups, and a sweep dial and two tone dials, and a three way switch for each pick up.... that er umm do stuff(im guessing itd switch off one or other o coils or have both going) I find this one really versatile, i can get a huge range o tones out of it.

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Post by BrendonM » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:04 am

Good score bro, they are real nice. They do have a head like Gumby but the tone is fantastic. The range they get is useful and the sound can cut through so well. They are really popular with the local bassists up here.
Bah - salesmen! Not all 5's are narrow - I still think the BTB's are fat in a standard spacing kinda way. The Warwick spacing is nice and balanced I reckon.
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Post by Randomplay » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:07 pm

[quote="BrendonM"]Good score bro, they are real nice. They do have a head like Gumby
LOL thats an awsome simily dude!!!!! my new bass shall be known from this day forth as gumby!

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Post by beagle » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:54 pm

ha ha classic!!! :lol: That Gumby does look just like a Warwick headstock! what a compliment :lol:

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