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Say One Good, then One Bad thing about your bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Figjam, Dec 28, 2017.


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  1. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    and please include photos!

    My 1979 Ripper fretless sounds amazing but is too huge to be practical!
     

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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Good-Sounds even better than it looks!

    Bad-Bit of neck dive because it only weighs 7.2 lbs…but neck dive, of course, is easily solved.
    20qdo2g.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
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  3. EFBA1871-4167-4E10-8645-0F6AEFB7CF91. One good thing: I would only change the finish and cosmetics aren’t high on my list

    One bad thing: I’d like to see more wood grain and probably a more natural color
     
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  4. levis76

    levis76 Seconds from getting ba... Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2007
    Metro Detroit
    Good thing: It's a Spector!

    Bad thing: It's heavy.
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  5. chris_b

    chris_b

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sadowsky Metro RV5. . . . fantastic tone, too heavy.
     
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  6. MordBass

    MordBass

    Nov 1, 2017
    Midwest
    It has 6 strings.... it does not have 7 strings....
     
  7. J_Bass

    J_Bass

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    The neck is slim and smooth.

    It's a bit heavy.
     
  8. Inara

    Inara Fierce Fun Fretless Female Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    Seattle, WA USA
    I'll brag and then pick on my SBMM Ray34 Classic Active fretless (upgraded with Nordstrand quad-coil pickup and series/parallel/single switch):

    Good: it has amazing tone and mwah, easily the equal of any fretless Stingray I've played, with a better neck (for me that means a slinky narrow neck). I got it for a steal as a closeout, so even with the upgrades I paid a couple of hundred less than the regular street price these sold for.

    Bad: Too heavy. Not too bad, at about 9.5 pounds, but I have back and shoulder problems and really prefer basses under 8 pounds when possible.

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  9. tlc1976

    tlc1976

    Aug 2, 2016
    Michigan
    Weight seems to be the dominant thing here.
    Good: My 7 string plays and sounds nice.
    Bad: It weighs over 12 lbs.
     
  10. unfortunately I can't have one w/o the other

    the incredible timbre is directly related to the single coil pickups, which get a tiny bit noisy when soloed
     
  11. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    Good: It's a Warwick.
    Bad: <crickets>
     
  12. Justice

    Justice

    May 24, 2002
    Houston TX.
    the good. it's red.

    The bad, I can't sell it for 25 million dollars and retire.
     
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  13. twinjet

    twinjet Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    49
    My L-2000 is the best bass I've ever owned. However, it is a little on the heavy side (10 lbs, 14oz.).
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  14. Beautiful l2000, but how is neck dive easily solved?
     
  15. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    These were great until they stopped making them. Saw one on reverb or ebay not too long ago, though.
    2ltrp6t.
    This is a nice alternative. Golf club weights.
    5vax5t.
    So is this. Lead tape for golf clubs.
    Wrapped around the bottom of your strap. You can then cover it with a seatbelt pad or something similar.
    Works for me.
    2d26qa1.
     
  16. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    I built this one. The good... it's pretty, nice walnut top, G&L MFD humbucker.

    The bad: It's a copy of my early (#74) Wishbass!!!! WalnutTop.JPG
     
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  17. biguglyman

    biguglyman

    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    The good: Looks and sounds like the real deal at a great price.
    The bad: It's got a skinny little neck and I've got BIG hands.

    hofner.
     
  18. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Good: Incredible tone, tone I can't even get out of my L2000!
    Bad: I want another one but Dean did away with the Aphex system preamp.
    IMG.
     
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  19. EddiePlaysBass

    EddiePlaysBass

    Feb 26, 2009
    Belgium
    My Tony Franklin Precision:

    * The good: it's a fretless.
    * The bad: it's a fretless.

    :D
     
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  20. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Redding CA
    The good: I designed and built it to play and sound the way I wanted it to. It does.:thumbsup:

    The bad: It's 11 pounds and I'm old with a bad back.:thumbsdown: (note the strap)
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