New music man BigAl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phatphillss, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. What do ya think of the new Big Al very different for music man.I love the way it looks so i bought one the other day.

    Went into guitar center yesterday to trade some gear in and they had a 15% off one purchase.So the guy asks me if I was looking to buy somthing. I said no not really, but i do like the big al but its on back order,white withred all jazzed up.

    So the kid goes to ask the manager if i can get the discount on a online order in the store.Well the manager is there bass tek and says whats he looking for? the kid says the new music man its white and red (newbe). The manager goes O BIG AL we have one in massachusetts at this store does he like the white one (YES HE DOES). So i pluged in played for a hour or two and took it home.

    So I am the owner of this great machine, jammed last night and felt like a new me I love this bass the tone is great and has a lot of weird options witch is great.

    Wicked tone with 3 pickups and a 4-band EQ.

    The Big Al electric bass from MusicMan features a high-gloss alder body, triple single-coil pickups with neodymium magnets, and 4-band EQ with active and passive modes. Tweak the Big Al's sound just the way you like it with its Tone, High/Low-Mid, and Treble/Bass knobs.

    ■Body Wood: Alder
    ■Body Finish: High gloss polyester
    ■Bridge: Standard - Music Man chrome-plated, hardened steel bridge plate with stainless steel saddles
    ■Scale Length: 34" (86.4cm)
    ■Neck Radius: 11" (27.9cm)
    ■Headstock Size: Only 7-5/8" (19.4cm) long
    ■Frets: 22 - High profile, wide
    ■Neck Width: 1-1/2" (38.1mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5mm) at last fret
    ■Neck Wood: Select maple neck
    ■Neck Finish: Gunstock oil and hand-rubbed special wax blend
    ■Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
    ■Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
    ■Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
    ■Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
    ■Pickups: Triple Single coil Neodymium magnets
    ■Size: 13-1/4"W x 44-1/4"H x 1-3/4"D


  2. mynan


    Nov 7, 2007
    Grand Haven, MI
    Congrats. Very nice bass. :cool:
  3. splitcoilsenior


    Jan 18, 2009
    they sound great, I'd prefer the sunburst tho
  4. Congratulations. It's great that you managed to score it with the discount and play it before your purchase. Enjoy it.
  5. Hmmm.. I guess I'm already getting used to the look of that bass, much like I did the Bongo, and warming up to it a bit. Congrats on the new bass!
  6. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Sweet score, man. Those Big Al's look fabulous. I still haven't tried one out yet, gotta get over to bdgoto's sometime for the experience.
  7. Again, if they made a Big Al 5 I think I'd be all over it.
  8. Yes I was very pleased to beable to play before I bought.Never really get to do that.The only white one in mass very happy about that to.I like the sunburst to but already have a Ibanez 700 with the sunburst.White was a bit more clean looking.For me.

    Sounds great on my amp Ashdown solidstate a bit of compression good to go.
    Sounds good on my peavy basic combo to.

    Before I bought it I pluged in to a small practic amp, amp did no justic for it. so I pluged in to a few more solidstates and 1 tube amp, tube sounded best but was also like 2Gs.

    I new once i got it home on my amp I could go and set it up a little bit better, I hate spending time in that store but I pushed my self To try a few amps and setings.Nothing in the store is ever hooked up right. And they dont plug some amps in at all,I was a bit of a pain.:D
  9. Right on. I love mine (Ice Blue). Extremely versatile and I surprisingly prefer the passive tones. Nails the Fender sound
  10. Im not a huge fan of the looks, but, like the Bongo, if it sounds great I am not going to really care either. The only time a guitar's shape will affect my decision to play it is if its uncomfortable.
  11. If they had made the headstock match the body I would have liked these. But I keep looking at how unbalanced it looks and it bothers me.
  12. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    Dreams can sometimes come true.

  13. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Eagle, Im pretty sure this one is matching. :confused:

    But if it were only maple..
  14. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Love to have one..
  15. I meant the "shape" matching the body. Not the color.
  16. braun-jovi


    Mar 25, 2004
    Evansville, IN
    Can you post a pic please? I was thinking about one in Ice Blue myself.
  17. laneline

    laneline Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    North Jersey
    +1, I'm pretty sure the 5 banger will be a Namm show bass in 2010.
  18. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    After hearing the demos I had to have one. And mine will be in that crazy color shifting, ebony board Dargie Delight II :smug:
  19. bass_snake

    bass_snake Inactive

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario
    Yeah, it would have looked better if the shape matches the body. Totally agree!


  20. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    I image it's a great pick player!