hi to everyone,
im'new on this forum, i hope to explain my concepts
with the few english words that i know... i'm an italian
bassplayer into music from about 25 years.
my question is about the Victor Bailey signature jazz bass 4 strings.
some months ago i purchased a new V.B 4 strings
in the shop all was fine, but after 2 weeks i noticed a relevant dead spot
on C note at 10th fret of D string. unfortunately i was ill during the 10 days
from the date of purchase, so i lost all the possibilities to get my money back...
anyway the shop owner is a true gentleman, and now i'm waiting for another Victor Bailey
from him. my question is this: how many of you had dead spot troubles with
this kind of bass? this signature is very rare to find here in Europe, but i've found
a nice number of used Victor Bailey on the net... mmm. I Really like this bass, nice
woods (not even like the Victor prototype...
) great punch and easy to play neck,
pretty different about tone than usual jazz basses, a little noisy electronics not so disturbing.
...but i have the idea that the combination of mahogany and koa, very resonant, tends to increase the dead spot phenomenon... i'm wrong? i owned a lot of jazz basses, a 67, a 73, a 78 and some from the eighties, and almost all of them has that nice... dead spot
on g string at 5/6 fret, but not so evident...like my Victor...i've never found a dead spot at 10th fret, i tried various gauges, a fat finger, another set of tuners,
... nothing worked. I was not so lucky or some of you has the same problem with this model?
have a nice day