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Artcore 200 vs. Kay Pro Bass Reissue

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fretless55, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. I'd be interested in hearing what you hollowbody afficiandos have to say about these two neo/retro basses. I love the look of the Kay but it's about twice as much and I can't seem to find one used. On the Artcore I'm thinking I want the short scale 200 series over the older long scale 140 series altthough I'm unsure about the trapeze/wood bridge vs. the fixed bridge. Thanks for your opinions ans suggestions.
  2. I own a Kay reissue bass and it is a fine instrument. It nails that early 60s vintage vibe, esp with flat wound strings.

    I used to own a long scale Ibanez bass, nice but that PU is really not a vintage style PU.
  3. TheBogart


    Oct 1, 2008
    I have the older brother of the Artcore 200. I have the Artcore AGB140. And all i can tell you is that ibanez made this Artcores very well. The finish is perfect, and the bass as an amazing color.

    Go with the ibanez. For half the price you get an amazing bass.

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