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Bassballs (russian vs. us)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by BassGreaser, Nov 2, 2005.


  1. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I have a russian made Bassballs, and I was wondering what is the difference between it and the usa made one? Is there any? :confused:
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Here's my copy and paste answer:

    Just a matter of QC and tolerances as are MIM vs. USA Fenders.

    The Ruskie pedals are made by a branch of Electro-Harmonix or New Sensor the parent company in Russia using parts with lesser tolerances for a greater variety in tone.

    Bassballs:
    Sovtek: Inconsistent sometimes (one of two were finnicky) and neither liked active basses.
    USA RI: Funky, consistent, but not my bacg of chips. Not too great with a hot preamp IME.