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Ernie Ball, Fender etc...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tonto_Goldstein, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Stopped in Sam Ash today and tried some new basses. I tried an Ernie Ball MusicMan...WOW! What a rich, deep sounding Bass. I didn't care for the neck very much. It seemed to thick. Also messed around with a Fender Jazz Signature (Geddy Lee), MIM Jazz and MIA Jazz. However, for the money I spent ($299.00) on my MIM P-Bass back in July, I am still happy I bought it. Nothing sounded worth the extra money. I don't know if I got lucky, but my MIM P sounds and plays alot better than the other basses I played today. Maybe I found the diamond in the rough?

  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I feel the same way about how my '92 MIM J plays... The sound suffers from the lamoid pickups, but that is being remedied!

  3. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    i think the reason ernie ball's are so much more than standard or MIM fenders is because ernie ball's have that signature sound you can only get through an ernie ball.i dont know how to describe but maybe kinda like a "magnetic" sound,and fender gives that nice,classical tone.its all about preference,just like everything else in life.