Trip to Guitar center

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by xxfaux_punkxx, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. xxfaux_punkxx


    Mar 18, 2010
    Went to guitar center today to get some strings and noodle on some basses. Here are my results.

    Shecter damien - sounded hooorible. Did like the bat inlays though.

    Ibanez sound gear - good feel not so great sound

    epi t-bird - I'm in love. Tried 3 of them one in silver burst, one in sun burst, and the goth. Loved all three.

    Peavey Foundation used - even more regret for selling my old one. This one had some dings to it that were threw the paint but it played and felt like a dream.

    ibanez edgodyn - it was alright.

    MM sterling - fun to tinker with but nothing I would ever own personally.

    There were a TON of Fenders hanging on the walls but i didn't bother trying any of them. Nothing wrong with Fender but so many people have them and that just kinda turns me off. but that (like all of this) is jmo.

    Played all of them through an acoustic combo amp. Not sure of the model though.

    All in all fun times and definalty know what my next bass is going to be.:hyper:
  2. fish552


    Aug 1, 2010
    I love my epi T-bird...neck feels great, good sound and looks are awesome! Oh yeah, all this for under $350.00 (I had 15% off coupon for GC) when I got her a few months ago.
  3. Bryan Swift

    Bryan Swift

    Jun 21, 2008
    SE MI
    Good to see there can be guitar center visits with out it being a nightmare.. I know what you mean about the t-birds, I am always impressed when I pick one up..
  4. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Don’t limit yourself because of this sense of rebellion.

    Maybe there’s a legitimate reason “so many people have them”.

    Give them a shot…
  5. xxfaux_punkxx


    Mar 18, 2010
    There was a bit of a nightmare. I brought my Traben with me to try out amps and some people wanted to try it (some random kid and an employee). Both were WAAAAAAY better on my own bass then I was.
  6. whatiswhat


    Mar 11, 2010
    Joplin MO
    GC's best basses in the store usually consist of a Stingray and some Fender's. I'm not too surprised they wanted to check out your bass.
  7. I tried really hard to NOT get a Precision bass for the longest time. Now I have one after playing one at guitarcenter. They're worth it.
  8. Man, I was so unimpressed with the Epi T-Bird... I like the Epi LP Bass way more than the T-Bird. Just felt better. Weird though because I love Gibson T-Birds. My favorite bass last time I went to GC was the Marcus Miller Jazz. It was awesome in every way and I generally dislike Jazz basses.
  9. pnut166


    Jun 5, 2008
    Keep an open mind when trying out basses - don`t look @ the headstock logo or pricetag. That isn`t always a good indicator of quality. On my last visit, I tried many makes / models I had never even held before. And honestly, the ones that impressed me the most were the Squires. Go figure.
  10. xxfaux_punkxx


    Mar 18, 2010

    I probably shouls have tried the Fender models just for the sake of being there if nothing else. Next time I go I will.
  11. bassyRyan

    bassyRyan Inactive

    Jul 11, 2010
    I'd bet good money that more people own Ibanez and Epiphone basses. It's just that you see more professionals using Fenders.