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what do you think of this bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by doppio, May 8, 2010.

  1. doppio


    Jan 3, 2010
    This bass is a signature model of one of my favorite japanese bassist

    BODY : (Top) Quilted Maple, (Back) Light Ash
    NECK : Hard Maple
    FINGERBOARD : Maple, 22frets
    INLAY : Abalone Dot
    SCALE : 889mm (Super Long)
    NUT : Bone
    JOINT : Bolt-on
    TUNER : HIPSHOT Ultralite
    BRIDGE : GOTOH 404SJ-5
    PICKUPS : (Front) Seymour Duncan SJ5n-67/70
    (Rear) Seymour Duncan SMB-5A
    CONTROL : Master Volume, PU Balancer
    Rear PU Coil Split Switch
    3 Band EQ(ME-3)

    from how it seems, it's got a passive pickup in the front, and an active humbucker in the rear. there's also a switch for single coil split (one position for the front part, one for parallel, one for rear part) for the rear pick up.


    i've been playing a sterling ray34. it's not bad, but it's kind of heavy and i dont like not having a front pickup.
    Also, i play at a church, so having myriad of tonal option is always a plus.

    so hopefully this bass can be all that the ray can do and then some?
  2. BoomSTICK


    Jul 23, 2001
    Nice Bass -- I would personally swap out the pups with Barts or Lindy pups, though..
  3. I would personally never play it, I think it's ugly. But if you like it and it suits your needs then that's all that matters.
  4. Sbociol


    Feb 24, 2009
    Great bass,if I had the dough I'd buy it in no time.
  5. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    Both pickups are passive. AFAIK exposed pole = passive.
  6. Yakob


    Nov 15, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm pretty sure you can have an active bass with exposed poles...

    Either way, what if it's wired up to an active pre-amp? Then you have one passive and one active!
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    You can indeed have actives with exposed poles, EMG make some, this on the other hand, is a passive pickup.

    I bet it sounds great, but I'm thinking its close to Lakland spec, rather than 'Ray, re pickup positions.

    Also, IIRC, the artist that plays this has a very similar Lakland.

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