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Alvarez new active bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by holyroller, Apr 1, 2001.


  1. holyroller

    holyroller

    Apr 1, 2001
    has anybody every played one if so what was it like
     
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Dunno about the new ones, but I own an Alvarez Dana - which is also active. The bass feels and plays great, but doesn't have much low end. The sound is good - but thin. I think there's lots of better sounding basses on the market - but if ya like it, hey, that's all that matters.

    Oh yeah - their tech people (or at least the one I spoke with) are total a$$holes. I had a hum problem with the electronics when I first bought it and the guy said something to the effect of "hey, it's not a thousand dollar bass ya know", and "it's not like you're a famous rock star or something, we're not going to give you any special treatment". Hah!