Ibanez Mikro 5-String Review
This is our first post here on TalkBass, so I will induce us. Me and Bonnie (my little sister) have four 4-string Mikro basses. Three black one one prurple one, plus a black Iceman Mikro guitar. This morning Daddy just bought us a used Mikro 5-string bass. Daddy says we have more Mikro basses than anyone else and that makes us experts so we should do a review.
THE BAD STUFF: The neck is too wide for our hands, so Daddy gets to play the bass until we get older.
THE GOOD STUFF: The bass sounds great. Even when you don't play the low B-string, it has a bit of a different tone than the 4-sting Mikro bass. The pickups seem to be better than the ones in the 4-sting Mikro bass. Bonnie has ears like a hawk and she says much smoother, punchier, and not so noisy like the 4-string ones. The strings are the same junky ones that come on the newer 4-string Mikro basses (with the red wrapping at the top) but for some reason Daddy says they feel and sound a lot better on the 5-string. He says the action setup it came with was very good Nice and low and no fret buzz.
Daddy says he can't believe what a bargain the little bass is. He normally doesn't like 5-stings basses and just bought this cause he got such a good deal he couldn't say no. He says it plays and sounds, and feels better that a lot of $500 5-strings he has played. Daddy has been playing it a lot this afternoon. He says he was planning on restringing it EADGC or making a guitar bass out of it, but might leave it the way it is. The notes on the B-string sound like a monster is coming and rattling the floor.