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Went to Woodwind/Brasswind....(LTD J-1005)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eilif, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    Never been there before (it's a music shop in Indiana) but I was visiting family... I got to try a Sukop 6 string, a DePinto and a LTD J-1005. Definatley worth the trip, as they had a number of other interesting basses as well (new mosrite, warwick inifinity, high end Gretch, Tobias, etc.)

    I don't feel qualified to review the Sukop. Suffice to say, it was phenomenal. The tone was incredible, though the spacing was a bit wide. Seemed like a deal for the 3k+ they were asking.

    The DePinto was also very cool. The looks are Love/Hate (I love) but it was much more "vintage" and versatile than the Ibanez artcore basses.

    Most importantly, the LTD J-1005. It looks like this.


    I've long been prejudiced against EMG pickpus and LTD basses, but this bass challenged all that. At first it was a bit spanky, but cutting the highs and boosting the bass a bit (it has a 2 band eq) brought out one of the best bass tones I've ever heard in sub $1k basses. Super deep, very clear, and quite punchy.

    The hipshot hardware, body binding, and paint job is well attended to (the wine red is really nice in person, but the natural was pretty also). The "b" is tighter than most 34" scale instruments, and though I prefer Lakland necks, the neck profile and string spacing is quite comfortable and uncrowded.

    Anyone looking for a bass in the $8-900 range owes it to themselves to try this bass out.
  2. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    is this they one that claims to be the largest something or other? i think i might have driven past it once, but never went in.
  3. hey man i go to woodwinds all the time i love it. Neal the guitar specialist is awesome at bass and always plays when i ask him too, he also gave me a deal on my marcus miller jazz bass so he's cool in my book.
  4. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    They have a storefront?
    Hmm.. I guess that's how they have b-stock instruments.

    They have a website, you know. www.wwbw.com
    Good stuff.
  5. Eilif

    Eilif Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    "It's that one that claims to be the largest...."

    Maybe the largest in Indiana, but I've been in larger Guitar Centers in Chicagoland. They are very well stocked, extremely organized, quite friendly, and the layout of the store is very open and uncrowded (as compared to most GC's) . Worth stopping by, but the title of "largest" is definately an exageration.

    Would you look at that. I did not realize, though I should have. Everyone and thier mother has a website these days...
  6. they do have the biggest music warehouse i have ever seen
    and there is also a guitar center dist center by my house
  7. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    I love wwbw
  8. zeronyne

    zeronyne Recovering Keyboard Player

    Nov 24, 2003
    They also own this little, out of the way internet site called


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