Originally Posted by Lackey
WOW those pickups are incredible looking! From a purely aesthetic / minimal perspective those things are badazz.
Lace pickups look amazing! If/when I get my next bass built it's getting Lace Jazz pickups in it!
To all those saying it's almost a bass, I challenge you to do this:
When the model hits GC sometime (maybe years from now...who knows) Take one. Plug it into the amp/cab of your choosing. Then hit that C#1 string. Simultaneously, take a 5er, plug it into your favourite Ampeg head and 810, and play the same C#1. I guarantee it does not sound the same in the slightest. Timbre is the key here, my friends. Timbre.
I have friends playing in Drop E (as in an octave lower than normal guitars) currently, with the bass still an octave below. They're using Circle K's, and the guitar still sounds like a guitar, and the bass still is audible and defined and obviously different sounding than the guitar.
Also, bass cabs have 10" speakers usually (at least mine does, and I run a C#0 through it) and guitar speakers almost exclusively run 12s... Why does everyone have this notion that you need bigger speakers for lower notes? Sound waves are measured length-wise, not height-wise I thought.. Maybe I'm misinformed though, could someone explain this concept to me?
Also...I'm just not a fan of Ibanez's shape...It's just...not curvy enough for me persay...I prefer an Oakland Axe Factory