A/E Basses!?!?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BASSnSAX, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. ANYBODY have any helpful hints or suggestions when considering an A/E Bass?

    Or are there any good ones out there? Like that Black fender one?
  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yeah. Don't buy one. If you can't resist, listen to the way it sounds when it's plugged in and make your choice on that basis. Even the best designed A/Es sound puny without amplification.

    Ignore the fancy costume jewelry. The best of them (Tacoma's Thunderchief, Godin's A4) look about as plain as an instrument can get.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Looks like Basses material to me.;)
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I have owned three different AEBGs: A Fender A/E, a Godin A4 and now I own a Kramer Ferrington, which I only play acoustically.

    The Godin is a much better instrument than the Fender. The tone's clear, with no mudiness at all.
  5. Joe_Atlanta

    Joe_Atlanta Guest

    Sep 13, 2001
    Stone Mountain, GA
    Lots of good advice available via the search function at the top of the page.

    Try individual searches for godin, renaissance, rob allen, rick turner, tacoma in the basses[BG] forum.

    Good luck!
  6. maxvalentino

    maxvalentino Endorsing Artist Godin Guitars/ Thomastik-Infeld

    I play A/Es almost exclusively (asa solo bassist) and will second the vote gor Godin. I have a number of basses, and a good number of ABGs, but the Godin A4 is my #1. Great tone, great versatility and playability and gorgeous looks. Check one out if you can...