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Reviews by Plucky The Bassist


  1. Plucky The Bassist reviewed a Item in the category Pickups.

    Fender Original 1962 Precision Pickup

    3/5,
    "Decent Pickup"
    These replaced a broken set of DiMarzio Area P pickups in a custom P-bass. First off, it does sound like a P-bass, but in some way it just comes off weaker and more frail than the Area P did. Even compensating for output (turning up gain and raising pickups), they still don't have a hard gut punch or bite like you get from the Area P's. I'm using GHS Precision Flats, so the thump should be there in droves like with the Area P. I got these because I was in a pinch and figured they'd sound...
    jwindham likes this.
  2. Plucky The Bassist reviewed a Item in the category Effects.

    MXR M85 Bass Distortion

    4/5,
    "It's a Dirty Rat Deep Inside"
    This pedal is the collaboration of Ryan from Fuzzrocious and MXR to create an amazing Rat clone specifically for bass players. I'd say they did a dang fine job it, the pedal is exactly what they say it is. There's a certain character to it that gives it the Rat vibe that many guys are looking for. Of course you will always have naysayers, but I say this does a pretty good job. My biggest complaint, and this is common with distortion pedals for bass, is how they reactive with higher output...
    El-Bob likes this.
  3. Plucky The Bassist reviewed a Item in the category Effects.

    Idiotbox Blower Box Distortion

    4/5,
    "Excellent Distortion for Bass!"
    I heard some demos and read reviews on this thing before getting one. The clips sounded good, but like with most distortion pedals this one did something I was afraid of. With more active basses in my arsenal than passive ones, I was hoping this one would play nice with them. To be honest, it just doesn't handle the volume range of active-level basses with much grace. Ibanez SRX3EX w/ a Bartolini 3-band pre is just too much for this guy to handle. If you run a P-bass or Jazz bass through it,...
    BrentSimons and Phyzzbin like this.
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