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Well, I did the deed....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grahams Groove, Nov 30, 2001.


  1. Today I bought my second bass in my life of bass playing. I used to have a peavey milestone IV (A low level P-bass knockoff). And I upgraded to an ibanez sr400. I let my ears be the judge (as well as my current budget...), and they led me to the ibanez. I guess bash it if you want, but i am happy with my buy. I liked the versatility more than that of a fender MIM P-bass and more than the Fender MIM Jazz(although the jazz is pretty nice too). For what my band does, the tonal variety of this bass is key...Fat bottom with the P-pickup for funks, a nice even tone for rock, a nice mellow low end sound with clean yet laid back highs for spacier jams and stuff like that. I was surprised, I didn't think it would have the lowend punch that it has, but i am quite happy with it. And, the 3 band EQ makes tone shaping a sinch. Plus, the really solid mid's and clean highs that this bass puts out will help cut through nicely with the new rig. ;) The body is fairly light, and fits me well...I think i may wait a bit before i try out a big HONKIN heavy american Jazz or something. Plus, for me, the neck plays nice and fast and smooth, and I also find it quite eeasy to slap on. The string spacing is a bit more narrow than my old peavey, but the sound for slapping through this is nice, bright, and tight. Plus, i dont have huge fingers/thumbs, so the string spacing is ideal for me. I'll put up a review in a couple weeks if I have time, but as of now, i say thumbs up! Oh, and you cant beat the classy look of that nice natural maple wood with a good even finish on it.... :) mmmmmmm....natural finish...

    Peace
    Graham
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Hey GG, if you like it, cool. This is the second recent thread "you've" started where "you" brought up bashing. Is that what you want?

    Enjoy.
     
  3. Freakapotamus9

    Freakapotamus9

    Jun 20, 2001
    Nebraska
    congrats on the new bass!

    i have the 5 string version in natural. mine has served me well. i hope yours does the same.

    enjoy
     
  4. frankencow150

    frankencow150 Guest

    Oct 17, 2001
    ibanez soundgears are nice.the only thing i dont like is that the neck is too thin for me.how much did u get it for?how long ago did u buy ur peavey?
     
  5. Frankencow-
    I got it for 400 (then bought a hard case for 50.oo, so i guess you could say i bought it for 450...)

    And i bought the peavey about 2 years ago i think? give or take like 6 months....? It served me well, but i am ready for somehitng a step up. I figure im on track to get a stingray when im about 20 or 21...haha. Plus, even if i had the money right now, i am not worthy yet.

    Freekapotomus-
    Natural is the way to go. It's so pretty man. Any tips as far as maintnence or anything go??? Glad to hear you like yours....
     
  6. Graham,
    I think you already covered this topic. It's time to put it to rest.
     
  7. I'm sorry, but you were mistaken. That was a thread asking why people bashed ibanez basses....cuz i had just played one that i thought was very nice....

    This, is a thread about me buying one....
     
  8. Sounds like you made a step in the right direction. Anything that inspires you and allows you to improve upon your sound and playing is worth it, no matter how cheap or expensive.
     
  9. Graham,
    You should buy whatever makes you happy! Talk Bass is a forum in which many questions are asked, many comments are made and many opinions are given. So although Ibanez basses has its share of critics, it is certainly not the only bass that gets negative feedback.

    Ad N,
    I checked out your profie and noticed you own a Spector (amongst other fine basses)! Which model is it? Also, which is your main bass?
     
  10. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I used to own one of those. It was a good bass aside from the poor shielding and the jack coming unsoldered all the time.
     
  11. Hey at least he did the right thing..

    I quote : " I let my ears be the judge (as well as my current budget...), and they led me to the ibanez. "

    Which means the dude is a smart-buyer.

    How many people bought bass " because <insert famous bassist here> has one too ", and didn't like it at all when they played it ??
    exactly.. A LOT !

    So all i can say is [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. Mr. Dead,
    My Spector is a SSD NS-4p, Quilted maple oil finish body 4 stringer with a piezo bridge. It was my main bass for a while, but lately I've been using my Zon Sonus Special fretless more often.
    My Spector is far from retired, it does need refretting though.:(
     
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    ...Oh, and enjoy the bass.

    BTW, I LOVE Fenders, but would never buy a MIM...perhaps because they cost six hundred bucks here in Turkey....
     
  14. hey guys do u kno how the SR 1200s are any diff from the 400s? i jus bought a used SR 1200 that isnt made anymore but hows it different than the 400?
     
  15. Well, it's obvious that your Spector has seen lots of playing time. At least you don't have to worry about re-fretting your Zon! Zon does make a good fretless! I'd like to see a pic of your Spector. BTW, come join us at the Spector fan site at http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/spectorbassclub
     
  16. The most obvious difference is that the SR-1200 is neck through body and the SR-400 is a bolt on neck. I believe the body wings of the SR-1200 is a combination of Wenge and Maple. The SR-400 has a standard maple body. The stock preamp may be slightly different.
    I don't think the SR-1200 was worth the price when it was new but if you got it at a good used price then that's a different story. I would definitely recommend that you eventually swap out the pickups and the preamp for a higher quality aftermarket set-up.
     
  17. Here is my band's web address: www.thebedraggled.com
    There is a really good pic of my spector and I on the homepage.
    I'll probably get it refinished someday, I'd like it in the leaf green of spector's but stu gave me some outrageous price. Yeah, I've been to that club before. Is that a walnut Spector on the home page? Nice lookin bass!
     
  18. well i got the SR1200 and an ibanez hardshell case for 600 bux. i dunt think it wuz a bad deal.
     
  19. Ad,
    Nice looking Spector, kick ass. If you got it re-finished, wouldn't that de-value your bass?

    BTW, here are the pics of my 3 Czech Spectors. The 4 string in the middle is Plum stain, it looks rather pink in the pic (damn carmera)!

    http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1663574&a=12747420&p=47515201
     
  20. $600 w/case is much more reasonable thatn the $900 plus without the case new. Like I said, I would eventually swap out the stock pickups for some EMG or Bartolini active pickups and the stock preamp for an EMG BTS or Aguilar OBP-1 preamp. They are much better quality and will make the bass sound much fuller with less noise and more output (louder)!!!