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New Hadean EB-9705 from Rondo! Wow..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AaronWarren, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. AaronWarren

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    Well, I finally got this baby in and I have to say that they have really outdone themselves on this one.. Really...$179!!!

    Yes, it can use new tuners and a fret job and possibly even upgraded pickups and preamp, but honestly for $179 and a neck through bass, it is unreal. It did need some relief on the truss rod and the intonation set, but that is normal.

    It is only a 2 band preamp, but it has a good sound to it. The bass itself will probably need to be wax finished since it is all raw wood. But this thing sustains for days! This is easily they best thing I have seen out of rondo on the bass side! Now on to the show:

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    And that is all she wrote folks... Check these out, they are worth it!
  2. cinnabar

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    Great pics! How is the string spacing? I prefer something like a Jazz bass, i.e. wide spacing at the bridge but narrow spacing towards the nut.
  3. fretlessguy

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    For the price and what it is........Rondo has a winner here. A very handsome bass as well. It could be confused for basses costing way, way more. Enjoy!
  4. ejmy

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    Can't see them on Rondomusic.com. Are they already sold out ??
  5. Error

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    haha, thanks for the review

    It would seem so.
  6. CBNJ

    CBNJ Sorry brother. Supporting Member

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    Any videos of it? Can't find anything on YouTube. Better than SX?
  7. DJ Bebop

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    I like the look of it, neck through raw wood, kinda hippy sandwich thang. I smell project bass in da wind :hyper:
  8. fourstringbliss

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    So, it sounds good? I'm asking because they also have a red passive Hadean fiver which I'm assuming has the same kind of pickups, and I've been tempted to buy one.
  9. rockn1

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    I got 1 also and it is a great guitar, but the preamp circuit does not disconnect when the guitar is unplugged. any ideas?
  10. boamedt

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    Too bad they were all gone in a matter of days
  11. IffyBass

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    I'm looking at getting -something- from Rondo Music and I'm sort of interested in the same Hadean model. How has it been holding up? It's a cool looking bass!
  12. Crystalman85

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    That's a nice looking bass. it kinda resembles a warwick corvette $$ bass.
  13. JPMo

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    Seems like theres more in stock! I'm eyeing this red dyed one. Unfortunately, as I hobbiest I can't justify 3 basses! :help::bawl:
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  14. dabbler

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    You mean when you pull the plug it from the BASS end, the battery is not disconnected from the pre? I would be SERIOUSLY surprised if that was true. How did you determine this?
  15. sixstringpoet

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    I got mine monday, i think they sent me this exact bass, grain looks identical.
  16. dabbler

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    Really? So where's YOUR pic?
  17. sixstringpoet

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    This bass really exceeded my expectations. Before pulling the trigger i already knew i would not like the tone of this bass and would be modding it. The construction is good, I like the way it feels, although this particular bass is not exactly 3/4 spacing as advertised. I hate the preamp, not my sound at all. This bass does look very good, i am impressed. Plan on putting a 19mm spacing black brass bridge, some decent black tuners, Bass Mods 3 band pre, and some better pickups (will probably end up using Bartolini if i can't find any mid priced pickups in this shape.
    Overall i am very satisfied with this purchase from Rondo.
  18. Blues Bass 2

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    Wow , these sure are cool looking !
  19. DJ Bebop

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    It does look like the same grain pattern
  20. JPMo

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    Oh yeah, I'm gonna get it! Thinking about tuning E-C. What about the tone didn't you like? Too bright?

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