I flew my bass from Toronto to Calgary I think two years ago. I had a hard case, which I locked and gave to the special check luggage counter. They slapped some fragile stickers on the case and it was good to go.
When I picked it up on Calgary at the special counter there, they handed it over without a problem. There wasn't a scratch or a dent on my case.
Granted, this isn't everyone's experience, but just letting you know that mine was fine.
I've been looking to get some new strings, but the ones I was looking at are a lighter gauge than the ones I usually use. For example, the G string for what I usually use is .05, but this new one would be .045. Does that .005* actually make a tangible difference?
*possible math fail. I don't think it is, but it's always good to have a disclaimer!
converted this into euros, so of course the prices will be a bit strange. My guess is that you are going to pay more than 300 at a store, unless you pick up something like the ibanez gsr jumpstart pack. You'll quickly be unsatisfied with the amp though
I got a five string, and about a year and a half later I honestly wish I had gotten the 6 string. I find I want it a lot so I don't have to change positions. I play in all my school bands, and I play high f/g a lot. I would suggest the sixer if you do anything like that. And as people said, you look bad ass. You could look at the ibanez 6 strings, they have a thinner neck, and they're very comfortable.
I think completely banning them is no better than forcing people to wear them. I don't really see a difference. I suppose you should have to take it off only in security matters. For example, in Canada, you don't have to take off your turban whilst in the court room, and that kind of stuff. That was a real case here.
Hey guys, haven't been around for a long time (not like you'd notice!) but I have a question. My music teacher and I are doing some research into getting a new (and CHEAP) bass for school. We found this, which caught our interest. We've got the four string version, and it's a solid bass, etc etc. What we would like to know is more about the EX series. Is it discontinued? If so, how long/when was the production run? Things like that. We don't really care too much about specs (don't care what the wood is), just background information on the series. Thank you!
I hate BTBs, they're definitely a try before you buy. I found the neck really flat I guess, and uncomfortable. They're certainly nothing wrong with them, just a bit on the heavy side. It feels drastically different from the other two.
I love the sr505 very much. Both the jazz and the ibanez are great options though. I would try them out, since both feel vastly different. The ibanez has a thinner neck, as a result of a tighter string spacing. It makes it harder to slap on. Both are good choices, so it comes down to feel.
don't pay $800 for the rockbass. You could get a used Warwick for that price. Which is my suggestion. I'd scope out used, since I find deals all the time. Found a fender Jazz V for 500 CAD, so it's definitely possible
didn't see you were an Aussie... forget that suggestion then :P The prices there suck something fierce, from what I've heard on here
I'd save up a bit more in this case, then. If you're happy with the gsr200, wait it out.
I went from a samick $200 bass to the sr505, which was a pretty big upgrade. It was worth playing that Samick for longer to be able to buy a bass I probably won't upgrade for a very long time. Buy other basses for different purposes sure, but I don't see any reason to upgrade my current main. Saved me a lot of money too.
The 410 will be louder than the 115, because it pushes more air. That's a factor you have to consider as well. I think that'll be enough power. You can always add the 115 for cheap later, if you need to.
My question is if the head is 200W at 4 ohms and the cabinet is 400w at 8 ohms what will the actual output be?
You don't usually need to worry about the power handling of the cab. The only way you'd have trouble was if your head put out more than the cab could handle, AT the number of ohms the CAB HAS. if that makes sense. But that's a digression.