In Dismay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Chriss62, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    I just bought A Dean "Rhapsody Q5" and i was dissapointed. The Strings were too narrow, The frets gave me a WHOLE LOT of ugly buzzing noises from bass hell. I know I asked Everyones Opinions BEfore, But i really need your help now. The damn dean is going back, but what do you all think of the Ibanez BTB 406Q. I need our help. (Get the Dean Exchanged, or get the Ibanez.) The Dean's Finish is to die for, but th Ibanez is loaded with features. Thank you fellow bass players.
    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :eek: :confused:
  2. IMO, forget the finish - which bass gives you the sound and playability you're after? Of course you've gotta like the instrument you're playing, but if aesthetics is the be-all and end-all to you, then I dunno what else I can say... :D

    If the Dean is p!$$ing you off now, you'll be fighting with it for a while before you (that's if you EVER do) start to enjoy it. It also depends on your experience and what you really want - I always wanted a Rickenbacker for the tone, but found it took a while to get used to the playability. In the time I was getting used to it ANY other bass I picked up seemed to be easier to play, but now that i'm used to it and the Ric is MY sound now, I couldn't go back...

    The playability of Ibanez basses astounds me, but I haven't had any experience with Dean stuff. The BTB range are nice sticks...
  3. Did you buy it new or used? Why not replace the strings or get the bass professionally set up so it doesn't suck? :D

    I mean, just because the strings buzz doesn't mean that it can't be fixed with a little TLC, which is bass language means getting the truss rod adjusted, and the bridge set up, the nut done right with the right strings.. if you bought it new, then the place you bought it from should've done this all for you. If you got it sight unseen from some website.. :( but you can still take it into some music shop and see what they'll charge you. I know places around here charge about $20 to get the whole sha-bang done for you right. If you like the Dean, don't give up on her so quickly :D
  4. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    you never played it before you bought it.. not a good idea. oh well.. yeah though. the btb rocks the house
  5. yea, I say get it set up right, then if you still dont like it take it back. but, if the string spacing is something you just know you will never like, then you probably want to take it back now.
    too bad, I really like the rhapsody. its a really cool bass.
    I have 3 deans and have never had a problem with any of them, hopfully its just the set up.