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AXL basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jhopf124, Jul 16, 2008.


  1. jhopf124

    jhopf124

    Jul 14, 2008
    i am looking for a new bass that i will put new pickups and an eq in and use for live shows because my 78 p bass has seen better days and i am looking to restore it. has anyone played or heard anything about the new axl badwater series all i would be using is the framework but they are priced so low and all i can do is order it because there are no distributors that are less than an hour away. any feedback could really help me out
     
  2. I really, really, really want on of those badwater p/j's. I've had a hard time finding reviews on the instruments, but they sure are sexy.

    Video review of their guitars:

    Not having so much luck with the basses, though.
     
  3. jhopf124

    jhopf124

    Jul 14, 2008
    yeah they are pretty nice looking and the woods for the body and neck aren't crap like a majority of the basses in that price range. The video is still pretty helpful so thanks a lot im gonna keep fishing around online for info and if i find anything ill let you know as well.
     
  4. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    CinCinNati
    September issue of Bass Player has a review.

    It's pretty positive...
     
  5. no1likesme

    no1likesme

    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    I haven't seen one of the basses but their guitars are really nice (if you are into the whole relic thing)
     
  6. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    CinCinNati
    I just ordered this one:

    After the review in bass player, I should be good to go.

    Not into relic thing at all, but I love the finish on this one...

    [​IMG]
     
  7. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    I thought they looked pretty cool in BP Magazine too. For the price, why not? If it stinks, you got a backup or an experimental "frankenbass" to mess with. I have my eye on one of the PJ models.
     
  8. About a month ago I bought an AXL player deluxe Stingray copy from a guy in a parking lot, ($30!) Lots of marker and sticker, but cleaned up nicely. Good bass with an interesting sound IMO, although this particular one seems to no longer be available...
     
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  9. lowtide

    lowtide Commercial User

    Oct 14, 2006
    Bradenton, Florida
    Owner: Buzzard's Bass Shop
    You'll never go wrong with the price but I still stand by my thought of an SX being the best bang for the buck. You may just have a good deal. Keep us in the loop.
     
  10. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Please give us a review when you get it!
     
  11. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    CinCinNati
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    A couple of quick pics.

    Review to follow...
     
  12. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Congrats! I kind of like the "bad whitewash job" finish they show on their website better than the crackle, but this is pretty cool too.

    Can't wait to hear the review as far as playability and sound, etc...
     
  13. Congrats on your new stick. The Axl Badwater line of basses got Bass Player Mag Editor's Award. The write up on them was very favorable.:)
     
  14. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    CinCinNati
    Intial impressions:

    It's in dire need of a setup.

    The strings are about as from the fret board as can be.

    The pickups are really hot (a good thing).

    The fret work is very good and I really like the back of the neck, both the look and feel.

    Its got a nice flame to it.

    One of the pots is scratchy and the input jack is loose on the inside.
    In other words the connector needs to be bent from the inside to hold the plug in better.

    I think once I set it up and change the strings I'll have a pretty decent bass...
     
  15. biohazed

    biohazed

    Aug 31, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    am I reading it right? does that thing have EMGs in it?
     
  16. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Where are AXL Basses available online? Street price?



    Mike
     
  17. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    CinCinNati
    Yep!
     
  18. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
    Found a list here:

    http://www.axlguitars.com/onlinestores.html

    Never heard of these stores. Anyone bought from any of em?
    Who's the most reliable of the bunch?

    Mike
     
  19. Supertanker

    Supertanker Watch the dog! He is trained to bite!

    Jun 23, 2005
    CinCinNati
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