My new bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by patrickj, Sep 4, 2001.

  1. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    new Ibanez SR406! it's purty and sounds good too :D

    I was looking for a new John Myung 6-str but couldn't find one *anywhere*. I almost decided on a used Yamaha TRB-6 (1999/2000 model - but no warranty, and the C string caused the pickup to buzz), but felt most comfortable with the Ibanez.
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    CONGRATS & Welcome to TALK BASS!!!!! :)
  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    enjoy the new bass! and welcome here!!
  4. Excellent! Have fun with your new bass.
  5. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Congrats, and welcome to TB.

    I have a Soundgear... It's my main bass... 'til tommorrow when my Sterling comes. :)

    I'll probably be posting my "I got a new bass" thread tommorrow... I got my tracking #, called UPS, and it's definatly coming tommorrow... almost made today, they said. :)
  6. tobias


    Sep 5, 2001 has a myung 6 yamaha for about 650 i think. saw it today.....
  7. Wanna by my Ibanez SR806 fretless? $350 plus shipping. Case included.


    ( It's the one on the left ;) It was converted to a fretless after this pic was taken )

    - Dave
  8. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    exchanged the Soundgear 406 for a BTB406

    $50 more (returned the SR, the BTB was at a different shop), but much much better

    BTB - fully active, not just pre-amp, individual string mounts/bridge sounds !awesome!, and being a big guy (tall, not girth :p - 6'6") the 35" scale feels better than the SR 34"
  9. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    yeah, I tried ordering from them, but both models are back ordered until the beginning of October..
  10. tobias


    Sep 5, 2001
    how good is the Myung? im looking for a new bass but cant decide....
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Good move! Congratulations!
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Hey Dave, you used to have a 506, right?

    How does that 806 compare? I might be interested.

    Does it have a rosewood or wenge fingerboard? What did you fill the fret slots with? Is the board finished or unfinished?
  13. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    I talked to a salesman at Washington Music Center today (they didn't have the instrument, just his personal opinion of the bass) and he said it was "OK" - sounds good, looks good, great features for the price, but like all Yamaha 6 strings, it's neck and string spacing (at the bolt) is extremely wide making it difficult to play/adapt to for some people (small hands :D).
  14. tobias


    Sep 5, 2001
    TY TY, for thay info. from the looks of it, BTB and or The new peavey is the way to go.
  15. Yeah, I had a 506 a while back. It was a pretty decent bass for the money. It played really nicely. I traded it in towards my Warwick Corvette which I sold ealier this year.

    The 806 didn't sound as good as the 506 for some reason even though it was a more expensive instrument. List price on the 806 was like $1400 when I got it in like 1994-ish. It was the first 6-string bass that the Guitar Center in Chicago stocked. I traded two of my other basses for it, I wanted it so badly. It was the best and worst deal I've ever made. Best in that it got me into the 6-string years earlier than I might have otherwise. Worst deal in that I probably could have sold my two basses for twice what the Ibanez cost me, new. That's the way it goes with trade-ins sometimes.

    I think the fingerboard on my Ibanez fretless is rosewood. They filled the slots with maple and finished it with cyanoacrylate ( or something like that ).

    I like the 6-string fretless but I'm expecting a 7-string fretless as soon as Bartolini decides to send the pickups. That bass is nearly 2 months overdue because of the pickups. Other than that, it's ready.

    To be honest, the Ibanez fretless doesn't really sound that great. It plays really nice and the neck is nice and thin but it just doesn't have the bright tone that the later models had. That's why I'm considering letting it go for $350. The hard-case that i have for it is basically new. The only reason I'm even considering selling it is because I'm thinking about picking up a Warr 8-string and I need to justify it by letting some my instruments go. :)

    I'm also thinking of selling my Warr Raptor 12-string for $800 + shipping.

    - Dave
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I guess I'll stick with the current plan(ask me again next week!;)) to defret the 506.
  17. Are you going to do it or are you taking it in somewhere?

    If you take it in, make sure that they know what they're doing. When I had my old 4-string ( which is now a 5-string ) done, they did a crappy job at it and it had to be completely redone.

    - Dave
  18. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    IMHO , the SR506 kills the SR886 or 806.
    Basswood is not a good wood in my opinion to make basses, and the SR806 is no exception.

    The 506 sounds better thanks to the maple body it has.
  19. Woah, nice short-haired pussy you got there, Dave :D
  20. Congradulations on your new bass, although I'm a
    fender man!:D Wish lots of luck and happy days!!