S.U.B. X02 review by Ernie Ball / Music Man

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  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.8 (57 votes)
Ernie Ball / Music Man: S.U.B. X02

Price paid: $ 700

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Overall Impression — 10
This is perfect for every rock genre, and I play every rock genre. If it were stolen, I'd kill the guy who stole it and buy another to be safe. The humbucker is the best bass pickup I've ever played. I'd compare it to the Stingray which is more popular. This bass is cheaper and better. I'll save you some cash, if you want a Musicman, get the S\.U\.B\. X02, and save yourself at least $500.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This is the toughest, strongest, most durable bass on the planet (ok a little exaggeration there). The hardware will last forever aside from the occasional need to replace the pickup or bridge like on any other bass. I would most definatley gig with it, but since I thumb and try to tap, I'd bring my J Bass to the gig also. The textured finish needs no polishing, and it looks awesome.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
No flaws except the treble knob came off and I had to seal it back on. Everything was perfectly adjusted and routed. I love the bass more than any other.

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