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Cured of GAS again, at least 4 now

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by coyote1, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. coyote1


    Mar 23, 2012
    Quick history: Past few months I've been gassin' for basses. I'm not playing bass in a band, but for some reason I've really been seeking out new possibilities. Started when I happened upon a great deal on a Laguna OCEAN fretless 4. Sounded great, felt great, looked nice, neck-thrul. Wonderful! More on that later.

    That set me looking around a bit. Happened upon an Ibanez BTB1206 in near-new condition. Got it.

    Still looking around. But the OCEAN bass had originally exhibited a slight buzz, and that buzz increased quickly. Turned out the trussrod was completely unbound in the neck. Returned the bass.

    Still looking. Played a Ric 4003 that was awesome. Went back when there was a 15% off sale... but not only was the Ric on the exempt list, it had the same across-the-neck buzz I'd heard in the Ocean bass! Meanwhile, over the past few months I'd played a plethora of different basses. From Schecters to Warriors to everything else. And I'm finding that virtually all of 'em have some glaring weakness or problem that pushes me away.

    It's a good thing. I really don't need 'em to begin with, and saving the $$$ is a plus.
  2. jlepre


    Nov 12, 2007
    Cedar Knolls, NJ
    Buy an EBMM bass (Bongo, Stingray, Sterling) and call it a day. The best NON boutique basses period!

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