6 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FeTiS, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. im thinking of buying a six string(or a 5, if my carpol tunnel will just 6 near impossible), and want to know a good brand/model that i can afford(im a 16 year old workin at A&W, i aint that rich), so, around 1000 canadian, so around 7-800 american. any help would be appreciated
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Listen to Oysterman, he knows what he is talking about.
  4. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Actually, I don't. :D I haven't played a 400 series, only the twice as expensive 1000 series, which are great basses. If the 400 comes close at half the price, it MUST be a super steal!
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Well, I have played the BTB406, and while the 1005/1006 are indeed better, the 400 series comes pretty close.

    I was going to get a BTB406 until that Cirrus tiger eye grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go.:)
  6. Hey Fetis, I was just at Long and McQuade in Edmonton two days ago and they have 1 or 2 Ibanez BTB 6ers. I beleive they're the BTB, I think they play pretty nice, but I didn't check out the price on them.

    I'm also selling my six string Peavey Cirrus that I just bought in February. I live in Edmonton so if you're interested give me a shout. I bought it for $2400 Cdn. at Axe music but I'd let it go for $1500 Cdn. That's a little out of the range you noted, but just thought I'd mention it. Check out some pics in the for sale section, the thread is Peavey Cirrus 6 and the pics are on the first page.

  7. the BTB looks damned nice, but i just wanna verify this rumour i heard: active basses require batteries. is this true or false?
  8. thats actually where i'd go if i bought a new bass...
  9. John Davis

    John Davis Guest

    Mar 27, 2001
    Houston, Texas
    NOT TRUE! But if you want sound to come out, then yes, it is true. :D
  10. and it's usually a 9 volt or two to power up the active electronics. so if you ever have a gig make sure you got some fresh batteries in them (this happened to me not too long ago and i was completely and unterly skrewed.)
  11. all right. now i wont feel like an idiot and buy me an active bass and take it back saying its broken or somethin. and, on average, how long do the batteries last?
  12. I play my actives (Meaning they are plugged in) probably 20-30 hours a week. I change my batteries around every 6 months. Just cause it's the right thing to do...and the tasty way to do it.

    And unless you have a passive/active switch, active electronics ususally won't play without a battery. However, active pickups always require a battery. But I wouldn't know 100%, I don't have any with active pickups.
  13. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000

    Don't neglect the used market before you buy. Check any and all music stores in your area and on the 'net. You may find a deal on a 6'er and, ultimately, a better bass than the Ibanez. Don't be afraid to buy pre-owned. Brand new isn't always necessary.
  14. <b>paleale said...</b>

    Don't be afraid to buy pre-owned. Brand new isn't always necessary.

    Yep. Today's the day - the maple/alder Cirrus 6 I bought on eBay for $1100 arrives today - at least that's what UPS says.

    Gee, I can't wait to get home ;)

  15. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    Please let us know how you like the Cirrus.

    The alder/maple combo would be my choice for a six as well.
  16. Fetis: For what another opinion is worth (yeah, I know, we all have one of those too....), I just got an Alvarez AEB-6 and it's even better than I imagined. Action is very close with no buzz & it seems to be balanced very well. Hope you find what you're looking for...........
  17. i got it. i finally got it. i picked it up today, an Ibanez BTB 406, and i love it. and, it was only $850(can) which is 400 less than what i thought i was gonna pay.
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congratulations, man!:) Nice bass. How is your hand doing with that big neck?
  19. my frettin hand isnt having much trouble adapting, the hard part is in the pickin hand. when jumping string to string, i dont quite yet know which string is the right one, and have to be constantly watching my plucking instead of my fretting. but, all in time, it will be awesome. im having no trouble reaching all the way up the neck, either, cept for those REALLY high B's and E's, there somewhat a challenge...