Buscanti Vibe Bass Review
I received the Buscanti Vibe 4 stringer a couple weeks ago. Wanted to give it a good bit of playing time before I wrote a review about it. Here are some of the specs first. The poly transparent blue stained body is made of Swamp Ash. The neck is maple with black trim/binding and has a skunk stripe on the back of the neck. The tusq nut and fretwork are custom. There is a custom cut pickguard from Terrapin guitars. The bridge and clover tuners are from Gotoh. The pups are 2 P style pickups from DiMarzio. (Billy Sheehan model) The chrome knobs are from Warmoth, as are the stacked volume/tone controls. I believe that I have covered the basics.
The fit and finish of this bass are fantastic and rock solid! Neck joint is tight. Fretwork is flawless and smooth. The piece of wood is particularly resonant, even though it is a bit heavy. The double P pickup configuration, even though it is a passive bass, gives you plenty of tonal variations. Really loving the way the DiMarzios sound. To me, the best part is the neck. It is flat out fast. It plays like greased lightning! It reminds me of a shredder guitar neck. I’m not exactly sure what the profile/radius, etc. of the neck is, but I really can’t stress enough how good this bass is, especially for its price range.
If you are looking for a custom bass in this price range, give the Buscanti Vibe a chance folks. This bass sounds and plays as good as instruments way more expensive. The neck is to die for! The folks at Buscanti were very friendly and communicative with me throughout the whole process. These pictures are used with the permission of Jeff at Buscanti. Thanks Jeff!