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thoughts on a new six string.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Vittu, Jun 28, 2012.


  1. Hey guys, its been a while since ive been on but you folks have always had some invaluable input for me. I've been thinking about getting a new six string bass, i currently have a ltd b-206 and i love the feel of it but its got a few let downs for me but nothing major other than the fact that is not neck through, i don't know why but i just don't like bolt ons. I thought about getting a carvin icon 6 so i can have a say in all of the specs but the ltd b-1006 would theoretically be a better version than my current 6 string right idk I'm a little lost just wanted a few things to think about.

    I play mostly metal ie. iced earth, iron maiden, some death, but my focus is turning more towards progressive styles like dream theater. any input will help guys thanks. putting a $2000 cap on myself also.
     
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
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  3. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Both nice basses, but for maybe a little more you can get an incredible level of customization with the Carvin. Every year at NAMM I spend a lot of time at the Carvin booth, and their instruments are consistently high quality. I can't comment too much on the ESP, because they zip-tie their instruments to the wall... :meh:
     
  4. That's what i was thinking, I've always liked the looks of carvin but never had the chance to play a nice one. I'm really leaning towards the carvin. id love to get a full custom fodera or some other boutique brand but i also don't want to take out a loan lol
     
  5. rob2966

    rob2966

    Oct 19, 2006
    Vancouver, BC
    EBMM Bongo 6? If you're heading towards Dream Theater anyway. I think they come in under $2K (have looked specifically).

    Later
    Rob
     
  6. WWhat do you think about the piezos
     
  7. The bongo does look awesome too, i just like the natural look of the carvin a little more. i wouldn't mind having myungs 6 string with the 5 string neck on it though sounds like it would be fun to play.
     

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