The Bass Company; Cool or Crap

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dgce, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    I've seen domestic models of these bass years ago. They were inexpensive and basically Music Man copies. They said they were made in the US but my money says it was put together in the US from imported parts. Fast forward to the present and these basses appear to have pretty good components and super bang for buck. But what of the quality? I can find review of the current models any where. I'm interested in a 5 string version of the AP400 which goes for like $400. It looks great but is it really any good? If its as good as it looks, it may even have the G&L Tributes beat.

  2. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    It does have a really nice design (minus that headstock. Sorry!). Do they have a return policy? Perhaps you could ask the manufacturer if it would be alright if you tried it out first, and send it back if its not your thing.
  3. karrot-x

    karrot-x Inactive

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Crap, it looks like they took a perfectly good stingray and then destroyed it. Only my opinion.

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
  5. reitedasc


    Jun 23, 2005
    Does anybody know if they made traditional j-basses before?
  6. Zoot H Rollo

    Zoot H Rollo

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    they had a j-bass-ish model, yes.

  7. Czar


    May 6, 2003
    New Jersey
    Cool. i have the JJ model. Great bass.
  8. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    I have a G&L ASAT and an old SB-2 with an EMG and love 'em both. But I'd like to have a low B at my disposal and figured eventually I'd luck up on an old G&L Climax bass that I'd convert to BEDG or maybe I'd get a new Tribute 5. Then I saw this TBC model and apparently it comes in a 5 for under $400. I like the slightly weird cousin of the Sting Ray looks. And those slabs of ash look pretty nice, understated, and elegant. I just want to know how it plays and sounds. For the money, I think it might be worth the gamble on the 5. But any input from someone that has actually played that single MM pickup model would really be great. I think these basses are not Korean, but from China. Maybe it really is as good as it appears (to me at least) to be. The Chinese are really kicking butt and prices that are just...well impossible.

  9. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    I Will own a 4 string J soon .........oh yea i will....look great!
  10. dgce


    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Well give us the scoop when it comes in. Pictures always welcomed!

  11. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    basses that are active and chambered? at that price? I've GOT to order one. I think ther simplicity is what makes the so cool.