Price paid: € 400
Purchased from: crowleys cork
Sound — 7
This bass doesnt't really suit my style, I mainly play hard rock. I'm using it through an Ampeg BA600/115. The pickups are weak and really designed just to slap which isnt much use to me. I find it doesnt't go well with distortion, but would be good for light blues or jazz.
Overall Impression — 8
I like this bass although it doesnt't suit my style. I usually don't like the look of jazz basses but this one is very good looking. If it were stolen lost I would go out and buy an Epiphone thunderbird pro iv because thatd suit my style much better. I would reccomend this as a first bass as it was very easy to learn on and sounded quite nice even out of crap amps. I compared it to mexican jazz basses and found this to be much much better.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This bass is very, very sturdy and would survive heavy gigging easily. The bridge would need to be replaced if you were going to gig properly though. I would gig without a backup with it. The finish is a laminated top and will stand the test of time.
Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The factory setup was crap has to adjust everything (string height, pickup height). The strings on the bass were horrible. The bridge on this bass is its major flaw as it buzzes is difficult to adjust, doesnt't feel strong and I can tell this bass would sound much better with something like a stronger badass bass II bridge.
Features — 8
2009 indonesia made. 20 frets (I think). Medium jumbo frets, maple fretboard. Natural finish. Terrible Squier Fender style bridge. Passive duncan designed pickups. V,V,T controls. The tuners are strong and this bass doesnt't go out of tune that easily.