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Bought a btb405qm bass today..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jeffrey A-Bomb, Oct 20, 2001.


  1. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I definately agree with all the praise that this bass has gotten on here. Picked up the transparent black version of it today and it's the best 5 string I've ever played in the ballpark of around $600. Two thumbs up or something ;)
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Congrats, man. The only 5 that I would consider over that one in that price range is the MTD Kingston.

    Enjoy the BTB!:)
     
  3. Jeffrey A-Bomb

    Jeffrey A-Bomb Drink Coffee & Destroy Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2000
    Silver Spring, MD
    I wanted to try the Kingston before I got this but they didn't have any.. Are the passive electronics on the kingston decent output? That'd be my only concern and it was a big reason that I went with the 18 volt actives on the btb, lots of headroom. This bass blew away all the other 5's I tried in this price range. I think I tried a used yamaha trb5-II, a yamaha rbx765a, a fender 5, a schecter stiletto and some old 1980's kramer 5 (TOTAL METAL! ;)) and the btb held it's own and even blew away some of them.
     
  4. so you see.. the dark side does prevail ! mwuahahahaha !!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    welcome to the club !
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Congrats on your new bass. There is a 4 & 5 string version where I work & they're great basses. The only thing I don't like about it that the body is a little too wide for my liking.

    <a href="http://www.theoremnyc.cjb.net"><img width=385 height=70 src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=41535909&Sequence=0&res=high" border=0></a>
     
  6. yep.. the BTB's have got quite a large butt indeed.. :)
     
  7. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    nice! I wanted to get one of those.. but i ended up ordering a Zon Sonus 5 Special from Stroy :(
     
  8. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    err not :(.. supposed to be :D
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I was wondering why you were sad about getting a Zon instead of a BTB.
     
  10. CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW BASS!! I love the BTB's. there's just something about them....:D
     
  11. nice :D i though the TRB5II blew the ibanez (btb something...i cant remember) i tried away...i bought the TRB too...juss the opp of u... weird lol. Hope u have alot of fun...like i am :cool: