Six Strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ashton, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Washburn

    4 vote(s)
  2. Ibanez

    9 vote(s)
  3. Carlo Robelli

    0 vote(s)
  1. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Dude, save some money for the Ibanez BTB406. ;)
  2. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    That is not a 406, but a 1006. The 1006 cost about twice as much as the 406...
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    What Oysterman said. Best 6 under $1000.
  5. LWatford


    Jul 28, 2001
    Helena, AL
    Another vote for the BTB. I have a SR, and while I like it, the BTB just feels better, sounds better, and probably is a better value all around. The B on my SR is pretty floppy, but the B on the BTB is so much better! I used to think I wanted a Washburn, untill I played one. I didn't find the neck very comfortable, but I'm not you! I havn't played a Carlo Robelli, but one of their fretless basses got some good reviews on this site.

  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    then again, you can get a conklin groove tools 7 for ~$800-$900 new. :D
  7. leper


    Jun 21, 2001
    i actually agree with john on this one.

    while the groobe tools are severely spanked by the nicer conklin stuff, I must say, theyre unimaginably good compared to any ibanez or washburn, or hell, anything else ive ever played under 1 bill
  8. Not the Carlo Robelli, I bought one had it for three days and brought it back... Talk to Nino-Brown about Carlo Robelli instruments. Take JT's advice and get the seven or check out the Cort Curbow 6, I just got one and love it.

    Fernandes gravity 6 is really nice also, look around, when I bought the Carlo Robelli I thought hell it's only $275, then I thought I have just been screwed out of $275. Play around with several. Spector even makes an affordable 6, so does Dean, but make sure you get the active electronics with the Dean. (the passive suck)

    Click on this...

    Bet that even makes JT drool, not that he's lacking in the Conklin inventory.

    Here is what he is talking about though...
  9. well has any of you actually answered the mans question, he asked us to pick one. so enough with the BTB ok!!!!

    I have played all of these and from my experineces I would have to say go the Washburn there the RB series is a good one. has a great bridge, very easy to change strings. so this helps for a fast string change on stage. it has a nice thin fast neck. and the B string is tighter than on the SR. I own one of these, very floppy B. and christos is right not the Carlo Robelli USB896. not the best sound to come out of a six string in the last 10 years. and it is very bulky.
  10. I have a Fury 6 and an SR406 - and just bought a Cirrus 6 (you can take a peek at it here). I won't have it until next week but considering the same bass was $1845 locally (including tax) I couldn't pass it up ;)

    In the sub-$1000 category the BTB is tough to beat. I like my SR406 just fine - but it's getting ready to get sold, along with the Fury.


  11. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    "well has any of you actually answered the mans question, he asked us to pick one. so enough with the BTB ok!!!!"

    Terms Bassist, thats something us Queenslanders would say, no nonsense just straight up.

    Would the Washburn beat the BTB406 though? like in quality, valueformoney...ect? theyre around the same price.
    im leaning towards the Washburn now, i gotta wait for my amp to be paid off, Hartke 200watt head, but that wont take long.

    Washburn or Ibanez.......hmmmmmm?
  12. <b>ashton said...</b>

    well has any of you actually answered the mans question, he asked us to pick one. so enough with the BTB ok!!!!

    Not meaning to irritate anyone, but knowing what I know now I wouldn't have chosen the SR406 knowing that a BTB406 is only about $75 more at musiciansfriend - I'd have saved a few more pennies and got something a *lot* better for a little more money.

    So - to answer his question more directly, I wouldn't have picked any of them. I haven't played the Washburn but have played the SR406 and the Robelli.

    Don't get me wrong, I like my SR406 just fine - but I'm selling it because I don't need four basses at home.

    Okay, I won't mention any more BTB stuff - unless someone else does ;)


  13. <b>AllodoX said...</b>

    BTB 4 ever !!!!

    <b>There</b>. Someone else mentioned it.

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled BTB discussion already in progress.


  14. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    iBaNeZ fArGiN' rUlZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. "Ashton, why can't everyone here be more like us Queenslanders" ????
    For value for money I would have to say the BTB 400 series is the best I've seen around (400,405,406). but If you had to pick the BTB or the Washburn RB, mmm that is a hard one. because I really like the RB series. See if the store will order both in for you, and see for yourself. So sorry mate, I can't really tell you what to buy there. Each of us have differnt prefrences. Either of these basses would be excelent.
  16. nanook


    Feb 9, 2000
    Save yourself some misery, get a Yamaha TRB-6P.
  17. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Buy a 5 string, anything more is fairly worthless in most cases.
  18. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    hey, Terms Bassist...
    what style of music do u play and how big are your hands(just guess really from wrist to tips) and how low do u have your bass hanging? we can work this out easy that way. if one or more of the above questions would be the same answer id give then the basses would suit me (well im 98% sure they would) and then its up to me to choose which bass.
    sorry if these questions seem really weird.. :D