Price paid: € 150
Purchased from: Gear 4 Music.com
Sound — 6
Doesn't sound very good through the Gear 4 Music amp. However if you put it through a Marshall amp or Yamaha or Orange etc it sounds really good. The amp which comes with the bass has 2 imputs so you can also plug another guitar into it and is perfect for practicing. The amp is also very loud.
Overall Impression — 8
Its a good bass for beginners. Came with the entire beginners set. Slapping and popping doesn't sound very good on the bass. I have been playing it for 6 months and there has been hardly any problems. Overall, it was worth the money I bought it for.
Reliability & Durability — 7
I've played it live and it works and sounds good. And it didn't come out of tune to much. It is very reliable. The colour off the bass has come out a little bit and it now isnt as shiny from when I bought it 6 moths ago. But it does work very good live.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
Mine did brake a few times however they repaired it for free. Which was good. Everyone else who i know who has a Gear 4 Music bass has had no trouble with it and it doesn't generally brake. Also the wood is very smooth and easy to slide your hand across.
Features — 7
2008 Model, 20 frets, Good Colour (Silver) came with an amp, tuner, bass bag, plectrums and a new set of strings. Very cheap but good for beginners. If you put it thorugh a better amp it sounds quite good. So if your looking to take up bass this bass is perfect for learning.