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My new bass:)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fliptrique, May 8, 2003.

  1. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    Arrived yesterday - an old (87? 97?) MIJ Ibanez soundgear 5 string. Looks kinda wierd - besides lame rubber controls (2x volume and a treble rollof) someone glued some sort of snake skin fabric to the front body, but because of that the price was like 1/3 lower, so I don`t care.

    It`s my first 5 string - played it yesterday for a few hours and didn`t had any problem transferring from my 4 string jazz. I finally can play "under the bridge" without moving my hand.

    Action is very low, the neck slim and fast, and acces to upper registers much more easy. Also, having two full octaves on one string is cool.

    Best part about it is the sound. EMG J simply blew away active mec system in my jazz. Besides a bit smalller sound shaping capabilities, it`s far better in every aspect - clarity, punch, growl&bite etc. etc.

    Dammit, i love it:) Paid 400 bucks including shipment, a new set of strings and a new warwick gigbag.

  2. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses
    ze headstock

  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    That's a wild finish.
  4. Tsal


    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Congrats! Those 80's MIJ-Ibanez's are very nice, after you upgrade the electronics. Wouldn't mind owning one again, myself.
  5. sigterm

    sigterm Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    yeah is that finish put on nicely or is it coming undone or anything? pretty wild looking, i like it.
  6. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    looks more like carbon fiber than snakeskin, but i like it! :ninja:
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    thats what I was thinkin... oh well.. its cool... congrats! :)
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I thought it looked sorta Status-y. Buy hey, I'd play that bad boy.