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Fender American Standard vs Ibanez Mikro

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fletz, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    Everyone talks about cheap Basses. I thought this might be fun ... check it out.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  2. Can you do that again with a fresh set of the same strings on both?
  3. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    You are joking, right? :)
  4. I appreciated the effort, but strings do make a difference.
    If they're not both kitted up with the same strings (fresh) then it's not that accurate of a comparison.
  5. gip111


    Nov 13, 2012
    I'm not getting this ...
  6. Is the video not available for viewing in your country?
  7. felis


    Jul 31, 2013
    Midwest, USA
    Well - after trying enough basses, I'm pretty well convinced that when you pay more for a bass,
    you're not necessarily paying for the sound.

    I recently got a very cheapo bass. Right next to it was a $1,400 bass.
    Not way high end, but pricey enough that someone would expect at least some difference in sound.
    I was a bit shocked when I played them back to back - the sound was that close.

    What wasn't that close, was the overall build quality, and the fit and finish.
    The feel of the cheap bass was good for me though.
    That combined with the satisfactory sound was enough for me to walk out with it.
    Of course, it has little to no resale value, but I don't have any plans to get rid of it.

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