Rebel 4K review by Tanglewood

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.6 (58 votes)
Tanglewood: Rebel 4K

Sound — 9
This bass suits my music style quite well, I play a large variety of things from blues to metal and even church music. As this bass has a large variety of tones it makes it easy to change from one thing to another. I run this bass through a Boss bass overdrive pedal and a Behringer flanger pedal which then all goes through a Stagg 100b/112 bass amp (65 watts or so). Overall it sounds good and does not have any noise problems.

Overall Impression — 9
Overall I think this bass is a good match for me, It would work well for anyone which is on a tight budget or just starting to play bass and wants to play a variety of different types of music. I've been playing for a little less than a year now and as you may probably have realised I've changed most of my kit which I originally got, the only thing I have left which is original from when I got the bass is the bass itself. If it was lost or stolen I would probably buy this bass again or if I had extra cash lying around I might ask my brother to build me a cool bass. If this bass could have any other features I wish it would have a killswitch just so I could play around with a killswitch.

Reliability & Durability — 9
This bass is tough and can withstand some rough handling, I myself have not been too kind to mine and it's held out really well so far the finish remains in ace condition. I do have one problem where I've twisted one of the volume knobs to far and now it turns around endlessly when I turn it but I can still use to the knob so it's fine. I would use this bass at a gig without a backup as it is really reliable I would however bring my tools with me just in case (the lead input bolt keeps comming undone).

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The action and pickups where set up quite well at the factory although I've changed them around a bit since to fit in with my style of playing. I did have one problem with it however when I first got it, one of the volume knobs wasn't working so I just opened it up at the back blew the dust away and it started working again.

Features — 8
I'm not really sure where this bass was made although I have often tried to find out. The bass is a longscale with 24 frets and as it's the 4K model it's a four string. The body is made from basswood (Tilia wood) which has a good resonance at high and mid frequencies. The body on my model was finished with a transparent purple lacquer which in my opinion looks quite nice. The bass has two passive pickups, a humbucker and a percussion pickup or something like that. Each of the pickups has it's individual volume control and there's a tone knob. I bought this as my first bass and got it with a 10 watt Hiwatt bass amp (which I've now sold), a real cheap lead (which I quickly replaced), some adjusting tools and a strap (also replaced). The little leaflet that came with it was of no use what'soever to me, all it really explained was how to tune which I already knew how to do so it was as I said, pointless.

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