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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JackSkelling10, Jun 24, 2008.
I just bought one and I just wanna know, is it worth $200?
Since you already bought it, would it make a difference if we said, no it's not?
I havent yet but im really close to buying it and I just want to know is it worth 200
Absolutely. I presume you haven't laid hands on one, or you wouldn't be asking....
I also presume that you didn't do ANY Internet searching, since this bass has been reviewed and discussed extensively in at least four different forums (in addition to Talkbass) that I know of.
Incidentally, I own one.
- Excellent value
- Captures the look and feel of the genre
- Sounds great; factory strings are junk and should be discarded (they sound nasty)
- Labella Hofner Flats are the perfect string, and make a huge difference in the sound. Whatever strings you put on it, do NOT buy short scale - it requires 32" strings.
- Workmanship and finish are uniformly excellent on this bass
- It's worth more than $200
+1 on all points. It would be worth it at twice the price. I bought a hardshell case for mine after I got it. The case cost half as much as the bass but it was too nice a bass to leave unprotected. Just be sure to put flatwounds on it.
I have the Brice version and it is definitely worth $200 used. In fact, that's what I paid for it with flats on it.
Counterpoint...if I had known what I now know about basses...this would not have been my first bass. I'll never get rid of it (I'd regret it immediately,) but I have become more aware of how limited the tonal variety really is on this bass. Great bass, easy to play, but limited tone.
Maybe I'll discover it will do more after I get better, but I'd have bought a jazz if I'd had a clue about what I was doing when I bought it.
OK thanks guys!
Be sure to budget for new strings. Also, the gig bag that it comes with is a joke. It's a dust cover, at best.
I sent you a PM about one that I am considering selling.