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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WannabeBeginner, Jun 16, 2020.
Is this a good bass? does anybody have info on it? it's korea made
It's been around for a while and they still show up for sale sometimes. They were about that price new 15 years ago so maybe offer a little less.
Samick is pretty solid.
ok!cI forgot to mention tho, it's 280 CAD which is about 200 USD. I'll offer 250.
In my experience Samick guitars and basses are decent (except for the absolute bottom of the line stuff, but this Ray copy doesn't look to be that). Ive never seen this particular model and I'm a little intrigued. I might throw $200 US at it to see if it's as cool as it looks like it might be
i was about to spend about 700 CAD to build my dream bass out of a diy kit but uh, i'm really tempted to buy it. If you're interested, my dream bass is jazz bass body, maple neck, angled p-bass pickups on the neck and a gibson g3 pickup on the bridge.
There's certainly enough pickguard room to get those pickups in this bass. It is an interesting pickup combination. Why angled P? I can see the G3 being like a hotter J in your P/J setup.
The angled P is a personal thing I guess. I find it cool looking and I,m not too sure about the fact that it is jazz body and jazz neck might make it so i have to put the P a bit closer to the neck, so the poles might not be aligned perfectly.
Could use a blade pole pickup, or one which uses bar magnets, or even the lace alumitone P
i had thought of this. i was at first interested in bill lawrence 5 pole p bass pickups, then a weird blade pole p pickup with bill lawrence name but that seem to suck and then some seymour duncan spb3. blades are the cheapest, but the spb3 sounds great. the 5 pole bill lawrence is really cool too
Bill Lawrence USA EB60-PB Black P BASS Replacement Pickup Made in USA | Tricked Out Guitar | Reverb blade pickups
P-46Bill lawrence p-46
Looks suspiciously like an old O.L.P. bass except for the extra knobs.
Show headstock please.
I personally wouldn’t pay more than 150USD/200CAD for it... maybe a little more if I tried it in person and was positively surprised.
These stingray copies can be fun, tho, and seem like a good modding platform. Can always cut a new PG and cover mistakes and failed pickup experiments... it may be worth it just for that, to try out your pickup configuration and dial in exact pickup positions (imo, ime pickup spacing is critical for how they blend together).
I really dig Bill Lawrence/Wilde P46 pickups. I’d probably just pair it with a J45, should match well.
here are some pictures
The old Samicks often have good necks. The bodies are usually plywood, but its laminated hardwood, so perfectly functional. Electronics are usually pretty crummy, including pickups, but they make a good model platform. They were sold in Canada at "Mr. Entertainment" stores alongside their Series A house brand in the 80s and early 90s (also made by Samick).
I wouldn't offer more than $200.
Thanks beej for the info!
I'll try to offer 200$
I worked at Mr. Entertainment in high school, and spent a lot of time with their gear.
I can testify that the PJ setup in my first ever bass, a Samick 5 string, kinda sucked. It's in the closet for sentimental reasons but it might deserve new life in the way of a good set of pickups and a new truss rod nut
OP, Samick basses are usually decently solid. I paid 150 CAD for mine with a case, if that's of any help to you.
Not necessarily. I bought two over the past three years - both P-Bass themed and Korea built - one is basswood and one is alder.
OP, I like the look of that bass. If I were interested in a MM clone, I'd probably offer $125-150 USD and be prepared to replace the electronics.