is my new bass any good??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by (hed)-less, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. hey

    im gettin this new bass for my birthday and i was wondering if you think its any good.

    i dont know much about it. its a galveston passive six string. thats all i know (so if you know where the galveston site is i'd appreciate it) well here it is...

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    thanks for any help plus ideas on how i can convert this baby into an active! (is it possible to insert a battery compartment into a bass that wasnt intended for one???)


    later people

  2. Yea it should play great because it has a nice color.

    How about some more info.
  3. FalsehoodBass


    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    if that's all he knows, maybe he's looking for some help, maybe someone on here who knows what model it is, not just a cheap shot about the color.
  4. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    im not findin much other than theres a town in texas of the same name ....... ill keep lookin .....
  5. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    Well, i dont know much about galveston, but that bass looks like it will play real good. But thats just from looking. Galveston makes real nice looking clear acrylic guitars for like 100 something. Steve Vai copy. How much are you paying for it?
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Do you have any friends that are into woodworking? It's easy to add a battery box to a passive bass if you have a decent router - the boxes are available from Stew-Mac.

    Alternately, it looks like there may be enough room inside the control rout that's already there, so long as you don't mind using a screwdriver to change batteries.

    If I were you, though, I'd wait before throwing actives at it. You'll lose money if you ever sell it.
  7. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Woodland Hills, CA
    I wouldn't invest in that bass. It's cool to get it, but as a $200 6 string bass there is not any value added when you apply upgrades. Have fun with the bass, but I would say your best bet would be to save your upgrades for a future replacement of this bass. I had also been considering buying that same model. Two trips to the local music stores have changed my mind and I am going to hold out for a mid ranged bass this time instead of the low.

    Once you get that bad boy be sure to let us know how you like it. :)
  8. The cheap shot brought out the info that was not in the post originally. 15 minutes before you got here.

    Galveston hate to say I have not heard a ton of great stuff about them but they are probally fine if you are starting out. Or changing to a 6.

    I don't think you are going to find any builder info.
  9. my expereice is that if you buy a six string for a four string price then theres gotta be a catch somewhere.
  10. PJR


    Jun 20, 2001
    N.E. PA never might be a sleeper...and turn out to be a great player !!!

    I do agree with not worrying about upgrading to active electronics.

    Play & enjoy the bass a bit first. Have Fun .

    Be sure to post your report .

    Stay Low
  11. (hed)-less, how long have you been playing? Have you actually played this particular bass?

    If you are inexperienced and not had the opportunity to get your hands on this bass I would say you would be better off passing on it. I have never heard of Galveston basses. Also, inexpensive 6 string basses are usually not very good.

    If you are a fairly new bass player I would recommend getting a 4 string made by a well know company. That way it will be easy for you to get advice and support for your new instrument.

    This is just my opinion but I hope it helps.
    Good luck!
  12. Well it looks great for one. For my case, I'm not into selling my bass even though it's a low end bass and I will not worry about resale value; so I would upgrade it.

    However you have to try the bass first. If it sounds "ok" just as it is, why do you have to make it active? Active is not necessarily better.

    Good luck