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Cort B4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Micolao, Dec 4, 2005.


  1. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Someone have this bass and want to tell me how is it?
    I need some opinion...and some pics if you have it :p

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  2. I have the B5, which is the same bass but with 5 strings. I played both at the shop before buying. I'll talk about my own experience with my B5, so don't shoot me if they turn out to be different in the end:p

    Pro: Onboard EQ is great, I get a really diverse tone from it. The switch does not switch between active/passive, which is *very* nice (no swapping cables in the amp:)). Overall very nice tone, smooth body (I just couldn't stop running my hands over it).

    Con: the wood looks nice, but it's also very vulnerable. Mine has two 'scars' allready, and they were only little bumps.
     
  3. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    Thank you very much ;)

    so what the switch do?
    and, you think that the bass, as someone say, is sounding too much of electronic?
     
  4. I've heard alot of poeple compair this bass to a Warwick Corvette, and the few people I've talked to that have this bass, absolutely love it. I kinda wish I could get my poor grubby paws on one for a bout half an hour or so. :(

    -ryan-
     
  5. jeffhigh

    jeffhigh

    May 16, 2005
    I have a B5 too and love it. Mine is in the natural swamp ash.
    great sound fingerstyle or slap.
    Needed a set up out of the box (nut slots, saddle height) but I have not needed to touch the truss rod.
    The switch is active/ passive but when the bass, mid , treble are set on their centre detent position, there is no change in volume between active and passive.
    The eq controls are cut not just boost which is really useful
    Nicely balanced too despite the wenge neck, the small peghead and ultralite clone tuners ensure there is definitely no neck dive.
    Jeff
     
  6. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
  7. I have a frettless one of these, and it is quite nice, but it is definitely no warwick... it lacks the low end punch and authority of the warwick, and isn't as tight either.

    It does have a great tone for it's price range though!
     
  8. soholounge

    soholounge

    Aug 11, 2004
    Colorado
    i almost bought one of these, to use as a beater bass,
    but didn't because the tone lacked definition IMHO.

    sounded pretty good for the price, though...
    and the construction/fit/finish was excellent.

    very decent bass.
     
  9. The w/m/w is indeed the new series. My teacher has one of the older series and says the new ones are much better because of it. I've only played mine, so I can't relate to it.