#1
Hi guys,
I'm thinking of getting a fairly cheap (but not too cheap) 5 string as a back up for my BTB and as a project bass.
One that has really caught my eye is this one:
http://www.rondomusic.com/defiant5bloodb.html

What would the quality be like?
I would be changing the pickups and completely mutliating the electronics anyway, so that isn't an issue.
Also I'm in Australia, dows anyone know if they ship here (and if they do would it be worth it for the price + shipping?)

Thanks
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#2
would it not be cheaper to get a different bass completely than getting this aswell as new pickups?
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would it not be cheaper to get a different bass completely than getting this aswell as new pickups?


Maybe.
To be honest, I'm just after something with good woods and build quality so I can change everything else.
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#4
what pickups are you putting in there?
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#5
as much good stuff as i've heard of rondos agile lineup.. i've yet to hear ANYTHING (good or bad) about their brice lineup
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what pickups are you putting in there?

Not really sure at the moment... I'm considering Bartolinis


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as much good stuff as i've heard of rondos agile lineup.. i've yet to hear ANYTHING (good or bad) about their brice lineup

Yeah, same
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#7
Hmmm that pickup route doesnt fit any standard bass pickup, so be aware youll have to change that.
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yeah, I'm kinda resigned to having to hack at it a bit
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yeah, I'm kinda resigned to having to hack at it a bit

get a different bass. you've never played it, and you'll have to hack out the pup route.
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#10
any suggestions then?
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#11
well, maybe a few Cort models?
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#12
There's a couple of interesting corts... but nothing that would be really suited as a project bass. As soon as the good woods come in, there's alreade mk1 pickups and preamp and decent hardware (and it's a bit more than I want to spend)
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#13
I hear that basses and guitars from rondomusic are great for projects. They have good wood, so I assume they would skimp on the electronics to make them as cheap as they are.
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