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Educate me about the Cort GB35A?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by autodidact, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. autodidact


    Mar 13, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    So I'm in the market for a cheap 5er (cheap being under $200 for me.) I've found a used Cort GB35A online for just a few bucks over my limit but I don't have the opportunity to try it first.

    From the sparse information I've found on the Cort website it sounds pretty flexible with the 2 band EQ, it's also active/passive for when I don't want such a hi-fi active sound. The string spacing looks a little wider than I'm used to but I don't think that should be too much of an issue.

    Have any of you folks owned one of these basses and could fill me in on your personal experience?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. autodidact


    Mar 13, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
  3. Paddy23


    Feb 7, 2014
    I have that exact bass, is it great? No, but it's definitely a very good bass for the price. I bought mine a week or so ago on ebay.

    The neck is big, and I mean big, but that makes the string spacing a bit wider so it's okay for slap. It's one heavy son of a gun as well, i found it has a bit of a neck dive but nothing a decent strap can't fix. The passive/active electronics are great, gives it a great tonal variety!

    What else is there to say? It looks great, feels great and plays great (not that I can play any good but I'm comfortable playing it).

    It's great if you're looking for a reasonably priced 5er
  4. I had the 4 string version. I'd still be using it, but have found out that I am a short scale guy. For around $200, I don't know how you can do better. The controls are easy to understand. It has a nice palette of sounds. I can't speak to the five string neck, but I found mine easy enough to play. It balanced nicely, but then the five string neck could make it heavier.
  5. autodidact


    Mar 13, 2011
    Lancaster, PA
    I'm getting the money tomorrow so here's another bump! Any other info would be appreciated!

    Right now its between the Cort and a Squier Deluxe Active Jazz V