PK20 Review

manufacturer: Encore date: 07/21/2004 category: Bass Guitars
The ideal instrument on which to develop bass guitar skills. Especially so for youngsters or people with smaller hands who may not yet be able to cope with the larger finger stretches required on the dimensions of a full size bass guitar.
 Overall Impression: 4
 Reliability & Durability: 4
 Action, Fit & Finish: 2
 Features: 6
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overall: 4
PK20 Reviewed by: onenakfaplease, on july 21, 2004
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Purchased from: Secong Hand Shop

Features: With two rather ugly pick-ups, four strings, twenty frets and a very naff finish, the Encore PK20 is perfect for anyone wishing to enter the wonderful world of electric bass. The body has a very shiny, plasticky black finish which is ruined by the pale wooden fretboard which tapers away to a squire-esque headstock. // 6

Action, Fit & Finish: I have had nothing but trouble from this guitar. The mere tension of the strings ripped the fretboard up giving about 2 inches of action near the body of the guitar. Once that was fixed, the ill-constructed headstock caused the G string to snap. Once that was replaced, the next thing that broke was one of the machine heads. All in all, it's more trouble than it's worth. // 2

Reliability & Durability: The strings go out of tune incredibly easily on this guitar and a rattle is heard with almost every note. This guitar isn't even saved by it's looks because the black finish chip very easily to reveal cheap white plastic. // 4

Overall Impression: Taking sound, aesthetics and durability into accound, this guitar is only suitable for a beginner. It is short scale and easy to use but upon closer inspection, it is of a terrible standard. // 4

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