Hypothetical which one would you go for!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SurrenderMonkey, May 18, 2007.


  1. SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5-String Bubinga

    9 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. SANDBERG Bullet Special 5-String maple High Gloss

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. SANDBERG Bullet Special 5 Birdseye Maple

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  4. CLOVER Xpression XP 15.5 Mahogany / Maple

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. CLOVER Xpression XP 15.5 Mahogany / Walnut

    9 vote(s)
    23.1%
  6. CARROTS : Get a RickenFender Stingray, Foo'!

    10 vote(s)
    25.6%
  1. SurrenderMonkey

    SurrenderMonkey

    Aug 18, 2006
    Liverpool
    I've got this thing going for mahogany bodies, coffeetable tops and a fat humbucker at the bridge, and I can't decide which I like best :) Since the 'which is best' threads are pointless, which one would you go for, for any reason (looks, brand recognition). They are all virtually identical, with the same sort of setup, and all the same price range.

    contender 1 :
    SANDBERG Basic Ken Taylor 5-String Bubinga

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    Mahogany body.
    Bubinga top.
    Maple / rosewood neck
    2x Sandberg Humbucker Pickups.
    19mm string spacing


    contender 2 :
    SANDBERG Bullet Special 5-String Musik Schmidt Edition LTD High Gloss

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    Mahogany body.
    maple top.
    Maple / rosewood neck
    2x Sandberg Humbucker Pickups.
    19mm string spacing

    contender 3 :
    SANDBERG Bullet Special 5 Birdseye Maple

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    Mahogany body.
    birdseye maple top.
    Maple / rosewood neck
    2x delano soapbar



    contender 4 :
    CLOVER Xpression XP 15.5 Mahogany / Maple

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    Mahogany body.
    maple top.
    Maple / rosewood neck
    1 delano buck, 1 delano hum cancelling jazz.
    18.5mm string spacing

    contender 5 :
    CLOVER Xpression XP 15.5 Mahogany / Walnut

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    Mahogany body.
    walnut top.
    Maple / rosewood neck
    1 delano buck, 1 delano hum cancelling jazz.
    18.5mm string spacing


    They are all strangely similar in their specs. I haven't tried any of these, but I'm looking for a deep sounding instrument and low end clarity and articulation (in the way my Thumb BO used to sound). That should be pretty bang on. Personnaly, I am gassing for the fiorst and last one.
     
  2. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    A buddy of mine has a Ken Taylor.
    Nice bass.
    Thats where I voted.
     
  3. Bryan316

    Bryan316 Inactive

    Dec 20, 2006
    Detroit
    #3 for me, cuz I prefer the soapbar-sized pickups. The big ol' MM-style pickups are just too weird for me, and don't get the tone I want. Unless I found a bass that had those style pickups and it worked for me, I dunno.
     
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Me too! Well, I also like the fourth one.

    But I know next to nothing about these basses; I'm going on looks alone.
     
  5. number 2 is sexy
     
  6. SurrenderMonkey

    SurrenderMonkey

    Aug 18, 2006
    Liverpool
    They are german, and not distributed that much outside Germany. There is a return policy at Schmitt and Thomann, but I'd rather try them first. No idea how good they sound, playability seems good though (thin necks, string spacing, standard scale and strap button position). Probably heavy s.o.b.s as well, but not worried about that too much. I just like the wood and electronics combo, but there's no guarantees. I've heard they sound cold, which is not what I want really :/ I've also heard good things about Delanos, so what internet voices should I trust. I want grit, SR style, at the bridge!
     
  7. mana

    mana

    Dec 2, 2006
    If you decide to get a Sandberg (good bass imo), make sure that it has not these korean made Sandberg pups onboard!
     
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