#1
Today I was at Long & McQuade jamming on a Stingray and I must say it disappointed me, it was good but not good enough to deserve the $1800 price tag. My band's guitarist has a Godin guitar that blows his USA Strat away and was 40% cheaper, is it the same with Godin basses? I'm looking at 2 of the Freeway models at the moment, there's none in stock locally so that option is out of the question. I'm guessing the one with the 2 soapbar pups will be better but how's their value? I'm going to order one from Long & McQuade so it should be cheaper.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Godin-Freeway-5-5String-Bass?sku=511924
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Godin-Freeway-5-Active-5String-Bass?sku=511928
#2
I didn't know Godin made basses, but all my friends who own Godin guitars love them cause they're a bit cheaper than a lot of the alternatives (They're made in Canada and we live in Canada so theres no import taxes or anything) and they also sound and play very well.I would say give it a shot' cause Godin seems to make a lot of good quality stuff.
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Today I was at Long & McQuade jamming on a Stingray and I must say it disappointed me.


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#4
I am currently using a Godin Freeway 4 bass as my main.

I find the feel of the bass to be one of the best I have played, especially considering the price I paid for it new. It was purchased over all of the Fenders I tried. I also like the convertible bridge and generally string it through body.

I have the passive pickup model and my one major complaint is the bridge pickup. It is not of good quality and buzzes. I am seriously considering changing that pick up. I have never tried the active pick up model so I can't comment on it.
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It was a nice bass, but I just don't think a Stingray should cost $1800 just because Flea uses one, it felt like a $1000 bass tops.
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I am currently using a Godin Freeway 4 bass as my main.

How does it sound? I mean, does it growl, does it bite?
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How does it sound? I mean, does it growl, does it bite?

Sound and tone is quite subjective.

I play a multitude of genres. I would describe the sound as very "booming" with the P pickup and you can get a percussive sound with the J pickup.

When it comes to sound, the only way you can really tell is to play the thing. Long an McQuade are pretty good at bringing guitars in for someone to try out.
#7
I've never played one of their basses, or even seen one firsthand, but a friend of mine has a Seagull (which is owned by Godin) acoustic. Another of my friends has a Martin. I forget how much either cost, but i know the Martin costs significantly more, and the Seagull sounds much nicer IMO.

Heres the 4 string version of the passive one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGFVwf0bQDU

And heres the 4 string fretless version of the active one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uePc21aLP_Q

Both sound pretty good actually
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