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Any one got a burns bison?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pgslaughter, May 29, 2005.

  1. pgslaughter


    May 16, 2005
    Ive been looking for an inexpensive bass that will last a while and it has led me to the burns bison. No shop around me will carry burns so i have no way of trying it so I was hoping some people could help me with a description of its neck and sound. From the pictures it seems to be a pretty slim and fast neck, but ill let you tell me that, I will be gracious for any help what so ever.

  2. hallo


    May 1, 2007
    Staffs, UK
    Hey what type of music do you play? I use my Bison for Indie/Rock and must say using the "split-sound" I can get some great tones out of it. The neck is a little wider than my fender-J and is pretty quick. The build quality seems to be better than my Jazz too. Just a warning on it though, it is pretty heavy and is longer than most basses, on a small stage I have almost taken my guitarists head on more than one occasion. If you looking for a mid-range guitar then choose this over and Japanese or Mexican fender. Id highly recommend it as would most 1960's session bassist.
  3. christle


    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    The one I played seemed very neck heavy due to the oversized headstock. Like the other poster said these basses are really heavy and not my cup of tea. If weight or neck-dive is an issue I would stear clear of them. There are lots of other choices available in your price range maybe extend your search a bit more.
  4. wombatboter


    Apr 17, 2007
    I have one and it is from 1962 and it sounds amazing...
    Just flatwound strings but it sounds funky but mellow at the same time..Studio-engineers have given me compliments on the sound and it's the warmest sounding bass I have ever owned without being too muddy...

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