Grind 5 BXP Review

manufacturer: Peavey date: 05/19/2005 category: Bass Guitars
Peavey: Grind 5 BXP
This bass sets the standard when it comes to value and quality. It has 24 frets, a 35" scale, passive humbucking pickups, a mahogany neck with maple stringers, imbuya wings, a neck-through-body design, and a scalloped bottom horn.
 Overall Impression: 8
 Action, Fit & Finish: 8
 Features: 10
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overall: 8.7
Grind 5 BXP Reviewed by: unregistered, on may 19, 2005
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Features: This all neck-though bass resonates like a tuning fork! Get the rich bottom end you deserve with this natural neck-through-body bass crafted from mahogany, maple and Imbuya side wings. A unique "scooped out" area in the lower wing doubles the distance between the strings and the body making it much easier for slap style playing or high-fret access. For a fraction of what you would spend on an instrument of this caliber, it wins hands down. - 35" scale - 24 frets - Passive humbucking pickups - Mahogany neck with maple stringers - Imbuya wings - Neck-through-body design - Scalloped bottom horn - Case not included. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: Action and playability, again, is awesome, but how it's set up is not so great. First off, the pickups are set somewhat low for my taste. Second, during the restringing process, five pieces fall off. If you buy this instrument, you might want to make sure the nut stays on (glue may work, but be careful) the other peices that fall off are each of the bridge-props, the part that hold the string just sits in a trough, personally, I like the older bridge-style better. Other than that, this instrument is relatively durable. // 8

Overall Impression: I play varied styles of music, so the variation in sound is wonderful. I've been playing for a year and a half and trust Peavey basses the best (the necks are wonderful) I also have an Axcelerator which I favor as far as performing goes, it's more durable and has a nice pickguard. I like Peavey better if their guitars are US-made, but that's the worst I have to say about it. It's a good guitar, just not the best one by this company. // 8

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