Cort Curbow 4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RS, Oct 30, 2001.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    I don't know why but I'm suddenly interested in these basses. Are all the fret accessible? Is it very modern sounding? Regardless of price is it a good sounding and usable bass? What's a good price for one, new or used?
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It has a "modern" sound. Kind of crunchy. Especially on the high end. Be careful though, they have some serious quality issues.
  3. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA
    I owned one .......and hated it !!

    I bought a 2000 used off Ebay for $250 w/o case.
    I was thinkin I could pick up a cheap player. I was wrong.

    First's basically made of plastic.....Luthite to be exact.....and it felt 'fake' to me.

    2nd......the electronics in mine were very noisy....and the resulting tone was thin and weak to my ears.

    As far as was ok....but I couldnt get past the feel of the Luthite....and the thin sound.

    I have been playing for 25+ years.....and presently own 8 quality basses (check my profile) it was up against some tough standards.

    New they retail in the $600-$700 range. I paid $250 used off the bay. I see them pop up fairly regularly there.

    I strongly suggest playing one first b4 plopping down $$$.

  4. ryan morris

    ryan morris Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    yeah, i'd have to say that they aren't the best basses for me. i had a 4 and 5 at one time. i was initially attracted to the active tone control (slap switch, with treble and bass control in back) and the small light body. the bass didn't play well when sitting. it was a bit noisy. the sound didn't sound very good. and the neck was kind of weird. i had some slight construction problems. anyways, i'll never try another. but from what i hear the 6's aren't too bad. anyways, later