2 things you love and hate about your bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    What are 2 things you love, and 2 things you hate about your main bass.

    For me, i love the fact that nearly everytime i look at my bass, it looks different and i love the color. But 2 things i hate is the fact that parts are hard to get for it and it requires alot of maintainence because it isnt #1 for quality.

    Und Du?
  2. cheeseman


    Feb 3, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I love the tone and feel of the bass. It's so comfortable to me. I hate how it can be so high maintenance and such a spoiled brat sometimes, though. Ahhh, kids.
  3. i love my bass ( yamaha attitude special) coz it cost £150 second hand in mint condition, and the new asking price for is around £900. Also its plays and sounds very nice.

    but on the bad side its kinda a little difficult to slap on coz of the neck pickup, and its also green:) yucky yucky vomit green.x
  4. rickreyn

    rickreyn Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida

    Sound clarity and punch.
    B string sound.


    String spacing.
    Inability to get off-the-rack strings for it.
  5. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Ibanez BTB405QM

    -Looks (seems so damn intimidating to onlookers and friends:D)
    -Sound, versatility

    -I wish I didn't get used to such a damn wide neck, it limits my possibilities

    Oh damn, I put 4 things that I love about it... oh well! It's just that good to me!:D :cool:
  6. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    :D It has absolutely incredible tone
    :D It is absolutely gorgeous to look at

    :rolleyes: I have to undo 4 screws to get to the batteries
    :spit: It goes through batteries like my kids go through Rice Krispie Treats (when I don't use the external power supply)


  7. Great tone, looks cool.

    Heavy, can't set it up well by myself:bawl: Am prone to hitting it on stuff(i guess that's my fault)
  8. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    G&L L2500:

    -Tone for miles
    -Looks good

    -Funky uppper mid bump :(
    -I can't get the action just right
  9. SebastianEsp


    May 30, 2003
    Body shape

    sticky neck finish
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Love: Tone, looks, & weight.
    Hate: I only have one of each of these girls!
  11. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    B string

    Faux EMG electronics
    Stone age bridge.
  12. Fender Geddy Lee jazz w/ J-Retro


    Dont Love:
    I have to take the neck off to access the truss rod.
    The tuners could be a bit better.
  13. Ibanez BTB 405qm


    The vary mid 3 band eq.

    The Low B!


    Action - I still haven't found a perfect low action + no fret buzz set up yet.. After a year. (that dual truss rod thing :meh: ) - might be taking it to a pro when I find one.

    Finish - I dont like the gloss finish on it.. and would like if the dye wasn't so dark.. (it's transparent black) I'll might be refinishing it some day..
  14. love:
    -long scale makes slap sound really tight and focused
    -nice bubinga top
    -a bit heavy
    -pickups are really bright(emg-hz)
  15. StrudelBass


    Jul 6, 2002
    Its hard to me to say what I love about my bass, because the things I love just might be me adapting to the bass. So...

    The action
    The punch? Yeah, I think its got punch.

    Not a fender
    Screws are beginning to become stripped.
  16. love; look (classic)
    string spacing
    hate; weight
    frets could be better
    love&hate(yeah at the same time);tone,love that classic sound but i could do without the hum :spit:
  17. Godin Acoustibass, fretless

    I love the sound, the feel, the look, and the fact that it's way different from anything anyone else around here is using onstage.

    I hate that it's not a five-string, and that the preamp is so hot.
  18. stuie86


    May 9, 2003
    mckinney, tx

    great range and i use it
    very well balanced
    it has the greatest look


    very mattalic tone , id rather it be flat toned
    thats it thats the only thing i dont like
  19. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    Love: the unique tone of 3 J pickups, and the looks of it.

    hate: hard to get this damn thing set up right, and it is forever cursed to have something wrong with it at all times, strings breaking, finish cracking, something buzzing that can't be located and fixed, that sort of thing.

    but that can be coped with.
  20. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    I love the neck on it -- the only bass with a neck to compare in comfort and ease of play is the Geddy Lee Signature. It looks fantastic too -- it has a deep, sparkling blue colour with a high gloss finish and a black pickguard (P style body).

    I'm not a big fan of the low quality sound, but I can't afford any better right now. Also, the tuners aren't exactly high quality at all.

    It's a Samick P-bass copy with a j-pickup in the bridge position.