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Douglas Six String from Rondo...Any Good

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Incognitus, Oct 14, 2006.


  1. Incognitus

    Incognitus Amen!

    Mar 25, 2006
    Eagle River, Alaska
    As the title implies, I have been looking at trying out a six string bass but do not want to pay the moola for one. So I went on to the budget musician's store Rondo Music and saw this beauty...
    http://www.rondomusic.net/product748.html

    What I want to know is this a decent instrument to test the waters of the six string ocean?
     
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Yes, it is.
     
  3. A friend of mine purchased a Rondo six-string, and even after outfitting it with EMGs and a BTC electronics package couldn't stand the tone, rubbery B-string, and substandard build, and sold it for a major loss not long after (why he didn't pull the EMGs and save them or sell them separately I'll never know :rollno: )

    There are new sixes not much more than that, and always the used market. I'd check both.

    ...and why are all the pictures of a "lefty six" actually right-handed?
     
  4. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    while I love their SX basses, I would be hesitant to buy another douglas. I had this one:

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    initially I loved it (6 string active jazz), but the neck had issues. I was never able to get it adjusted properly. Not sure if the trussrod was broken or just defective. I ended up returning it. In Kurt's defense, he gave me a full refund even though it had been just past 30 days.
     
  5. Personally I would buy one of the brice ones before a douglas.

    lowsound
     
  6. sheepdog rondo doesnt seem to be selling that exact bass anymore, they seem to have replaced with another 6 string model.


    its cool though because the newer model is beautiful.
     
  7. patrickj

    patrickj

    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    I had a 5 string of that version.. decent bass. Sounded great, I just wasn't turned on by the ergonomis.
     
  8. sheepdog

    sheepdog

    Feb 20, 2003
    Birmingham, AL
    weird...I got that picture straight from their website.



    in general, though:
    but go for SX or Brice, not sure if I would go for Douglas
     
  9. Incognitus

    Incognitus Amen!

    Mar 25, 2006
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Thanks for all the replies, I have decided to not go with the Douglas and instead go with the six string Brice HXB-406 http://www.rondomusic.net/hxb406blkq.html as it is a 35" scale and is still relatively cheap so I won't be too bummed if it turns out I don't like it. I must say that Rondo is both good for the wallet and bad for it all at the same time. It's like garlic.
     

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