#1
So I picked this up at a local music store that was having a sale. I play guitar but decided I'm gonna give bass a whirl.

Sorry for the poor picture quality, but its an Ibanez Artcore bass. AGB 200 to be exact.

Let me know what you think.

Here's a link for a better look.

http://www.ibanez.com/HollowBodyGuitars/model-AGB200
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#3
Beauty, it's an attractive bass alright, I'm guessing it won't be great for slap bass (never played one so I'm not sure) but other than that it looks like it'll survive anything else, may I ask how much you stole the thing for?
#4
Quote by TheSmashing
Beauty, it's an attractive bass alright, I'm guessing it won't be great for slap bass (never played one so I'm not sure) but other than that it looks like it'll survive anything else, may I ask how much you stole the thing for?


I got it new for about $260 taxes in.
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#5
Quote by Radtastic89
Welcome to bass, treat her well and good. HNBD!


Thanks!

I've been playing one day and the tips of my fingers are already sore as. So much for guitar callouses.
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#7
HNBD

loving the bass.
Strauss!
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absolutely what will said

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#8
Quote by FirstDegree
Thanks!

I've been playing one day and the tips of my fingers are already sore as. So much for guitar callouses.

That's why some of us use Flat wounds, especially on a hollow body.

BTW HNBD!!!!!
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#10
Quote by the_perdestrian
put flats on it now. trust me. that bass wants flats.

+1

LOVE those basses.
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#11
Quote by Alucard817
That's why some of us use Flat wounds, especially on a hollow body.

BTW HNBD!!!!!


Thanks for the tip. I'll take all the advice I can get.

I've heard flat wounds reduce the amount of squeal you get from sliding your fingers across the string (this problem seems a lot more noticeable on bass than acoustic or electric..).. is there any truth to that? Because the string squeal is something I'm struggling with right now.
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#12
Flats cut down a lot of all the string noise you get with rounds. Believe it or not flats are also easier on the frets as well.

I do suggest you let the flats age for a few months before you decide if you like them or not, since they sound better as they age. Another note about flats, you never have to change them.
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#14
the squeal noise is your fingers rubbing in the ridges between the windings on your strings. flats don't have these ridges so you get no squeal.

and flats have a way deeper mellower tone.
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#15
Quote by Casketcreep
Plus from a purely financial standpoint flats last a hell of a lot longer.
(Even if they are expensive in the first place).

I've had flats on my 2006 Ibanez GSR100 for going on 3 years, and my Fender P bass for nearly a year.
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
Last edited by Alucard817 at Aug 9, 2011,
#16
Quote by Alucard817
Flats cut down a lot of all the string noise you get with rounds. Believe it or not flats are also easier on the frets as well.

I do suggest you let the flats age for a few months before you decide if you like them or not, since they sound better as they age. Another note about flats, you never have to change them.


Nice! I like the idea of strings that are going to help my fingers AND my wallet. I'll look into them. Are all flats pretty much the same or..?

I just mean, what should I be looking for at L&M?
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#17
Well each brand brings something different to the table. Some are brighter, others are not. It all depends the sound you wanna go for.
For instance my GHS precision flats sound a bit bright to start out with, but after they've been broken in they start to get thumpy.

It's all up to you, just do your research
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#18
Quote by FirstDegree
Nice! I like the idea of strings that are going to help my fingers AND my wallet. I'll look into them. Are all flats pretty much the same or..?

I just mean, what should I be looking for at L&M?


That is a beautiful bass.

I like flats.

I haven't played short scale in 25 years. I used to play
a cheap Beatle bass knock off. You had to have flats or
you couldn't stand to play it.

Remember, the core of a flat would string is usually
larger than the core on a round wound. Makes sense.
Tape is thinner than wire.

The core of a round wound 105 has much less tension
than a 105 flat would.

let some who has played a short scale like that suggest
strings.

I got ROTO high tension 77LD flats on my precision. They
are 45-105. They raised the string height a lot and I
had to adjust the truss rod. But, once I got it, the action
is like silk and the sound makes me feel all runnie down
there somewhere,,,, and I'm 62 years old.

Strong stuff them flats,

Tabdog
Last edited by tabdog at Aug 10, 2011,