160 watt bass, guitar, keyboard amp with 2 inputs and 15 inch speaker and basic effects.
made in taiwan 2002 dec.volume,master tone,pickup balancer 24frets pj configuration,standard bridge,maple neck rosewood fretboard
Made in Japan faite à la main dans les règles de l'art dans l'atelier Matsumoko. deux micros, un genre de jazzbass en position chevalet et un genre de precision en position manche. electronique passive, sillet os et chevalet laiton il me semble. Qualité des bois et des assemblages irreprochables (ça a 30 ans et pas bougé d'un poil). Aujourd'hui pour trouver une qualité identique faut aller chez le luthier et encore les acajous d'aujourd'hui ne sont pas les mêmes !!
In What Country was it made? In France ! In the small village of Gévezé What type of Bridge? It is a Hipshot A Style bridge What type of neck? On this bass, the neck is made of maple and the fretboard is made of Pau Ferro, it is very to get used to it and it does the trick very well... How many frets, Pickup Type and Configuration? This beautiful bass has 22 frets (but thanks to the advantages of handmade custom bass, you can choose whatever you want) The pickups are actually Tom Marceau's pickups, so you just have to ask what sound you want on your bass and you have it ! On that bass, we choose to set a handmade Jazz Bass "Classic" pickup for the neck and a handmade Soapbar "Classic" pickup for the bridge. These pickups are very responsive, awesome to get all the nuances you want ! What are the setting controls (volume, tone, pickup selector position)? Regarding controls, there are 4 knobs including 3 double knobs. The first one is a double knob with pickups fader + master volume. The second one is a double knob for bass boost only, treble boost/cut and a push/pull option to get even more brightness (around 7kHz which is ideal for slapping). The third one is a double knob (again!) for parametric medium. You choose the frequency you want to modify and you cut it or boost it. The last knob is a simple knob to modify the tone and there is also a push/pull option to switch your bass in passive mode ! The pre-amp model is a John East U-Retro Deluxe.
Comes with Chorus, Delay, Distortion/Fuzz, Auto-Wah, Wah-Wah, Flanger, Phaser, Reverb, Octave, tremolo, Synth, Compresser, Noise Gate, Tuner, Various cabinet and Head modelers, and Drum Machine.
Made in Korea EMG HZ passive pickups with active 2 band EQ
So look here....this is not an expensive bass guitar. What it is is a very nice inexpensive bass guitar.
The Line 6 Variax Bass has some very simple controls that do a lot to change the sound. There is a volume control similar to any standard. There are 'bass' and 'treble' eq knobs typical of what you might find on a bass with 'active' pickups. There is a knob that blends between 'neck' and 'bridge' pickups. You might be wondering about this because there are actually no magnetic pickups on the bass. In fact, this knob really just blends between the sounds of modeled 'neck' and 'bridge' pickups. This is a really cool feature that just makes the range of sounds even more versatile. The final knob is unique to the Variax. It is a knob to switch between all the different bass models (Jazz bass, precision bass, rickenbacker, Music Man, even sound acoustic sounds and synth sounds). It is not complicated at all to figure out. If you want to achieve the sound of a particular bass, it might be helpful to consult the manual to see what kind of bass each model is taking after. Some model descriptors like 'modern' aren't as informative as others.
This is a great bass for the money. Made in Mexico. The electronics are quiet and clear. The P/J pups are a great way to go. The controls for the active pups offer a great range of sound. I upgraded the bridge to a bad ass bridge to offer out standing sustain. I also had to upgrade the bad gold pic guard. The combo of a jazz bass neck and the precision is the best of both worlds. I have an American Fender Deluxe Bass as well that cost 3 times as much and I play the Mexican bass more.
The Kala U-Bass is a 4 string fretless bass guitar that comes in a mahogany finish. The U-Bass is made for the road; it even fits carry on standards for airport regulations. The do make one that is not fretless too. This right handed bass guitar has a beautiful finish on it that will look great no matter where you are playing it at. It does actually look a lot more expensive than it really is. The U-Bass only cost 599 USD and can be purchased at all of your favorite guitar or music stores and online. The finger board material is Rosewood and so is the bridge or tailpiece. It has custom hipshot tuners and it has 1 pickup. There is no neck pickup or middle pick.
Phillip Kubicki is a visionary instrument maker. He first began with Fender in the mid 60's researching and developing new designs for acoustic and electric guitars. He left Fender in the early 70's and began producing his own instruments. In 1983, he introduced the Factor 4 bass, driven by a desire to produce unique, inspiring instruments. It was soon endorsed by Stu Hamm, and Vail Johnson, and demand for the instrument skyrockte, so much so that Kubicki could not keep up with the orders, and consequently signed a licensing production deal with Fender. When the Fender contract expired, Kubicki resumed manufacturing them in his own capacity for special orders.
http://www.tcelectronic.com/bg250-techspecs.asp J'aurais bien pris le Spectracomp au lieu du Tubedrive comme effet accompagant le Toneprint... 16kg seulement! Je connais des bass qui pèsent plus que lui...
I know what most bass players will say about a set of flat wounds. The sound is too smooth or dull for their playing style. In general that is a true statement. Many other players also shy away from the heavier gauged strings also. They prove to also thicken and darken the sound. At $35 dollars a pop there are many reasons not to ever try these strings. I would say you are doing yourself a disservice as these are the best flat wounds I have ever come across. The Steve Harris custom set has been used by Steve Harris for many years. I found that before ever using the string that Steve Harris had a bass sound that fit right in the pocket. They provide a thick and underlying sound but are still full of definition and always discernable in the mix. I have been using this set of strings now for almost four years. Before trying this set out I went through many different brands both round wound and flat round. There were many that I liked but none that I loved. Unlike guitar strings testing many varieties of strings can become a financial burden fast and as bass players we try to scrape every ounce of life out of a set before moving on to the next. These are a heavier gauge string so be ready to strengthen those muscles a bit when you use them. Being a flat wound type they are very easy on the finger tips and produce very little noise when sliding up or down the neck. I find that the sound is very easy to tailor with these strings. While not as bright as round wounds they do retain a great deal of high end reproduction somehow. They do not have a thick or muddy sound or a jazz type sound that can not be broken away from. What they do offer me is the ability to utilize them in a dark setting or a bright one. They can be mellow and smooth or with some tonal adjustments on the bass provide ample high end spank to pop and slap with. I am sure that Rotosound has done something in the process of making these awesome strings to infuse them with so much life as they are heads and shoulders above any other flat wound I have tried.
Bass Wah from the wah professionals over at Dunlap. Analog pedal with basic guitar cable in and outs.
This offering from Fender comes from their plant in Mexico. It is considered a best of both worlds bass taking features from both the Precision and Jazz bass. I own the Blizzard Pearl model with a maple neck. The bass is equipped with a 20 fret Jazz type neck. There are options available for maple or rosewood except for the navy blue metallic which is only available with the rosewood fret board. This bass comes standard with a vintage type bridge where the string rest on a barrel type saddle. The bridge allows for adjusting the string height and intonation of the individual strings and is finished in chrome. The bridge also holds the strings ball ends and does not have a string through body option. This bass is equipped with both a P and a J style pickup. These are the vintage noiseless variety and work in tandem with the onboard active electronics. Both pickups are controlled by a single volume control, which is the first knob. Instead of a traditional selector switch the second knob acts as a blend switch. At each extreme of this knob one individual pickup will be active while the other is silent. As the knob travels between extremes the pickups are blended in varying degrees. There is also a center detent on this knob which offers an equal amount of the P and J pickup. The next 2 knobs are responsible for the active equalization of the bass. The third knob in the series is actually a two part knob where the smaller top hat of the control adds or cuts the high end and the larger skirt of the knob does the same for the bass frequencies. They both have a center detent to indicate unity with altering of the tone. The fourth and final knob controls the midrange frequency and as the third knob it also has a center detent for unity gain and adds or subtracts midrange frequency as it is dialed away from center. The electronics are active and do require a 9 volt battery in order to operate.
MY WANTS AND NEEDS LIST: Quiet for live TV and studio capable. Switchable from one sound to the next. Phantom power capable. Preferably have a battery only option/No power cord/adapter. Small or Flat enough to fit in the pocket of my UnderCover or MONO gig bag. Compression capable. In my Hunt For The Phantom DI, I had a short list of switchable DI boxes (listed below). In my mind, I wanted a versatile replacement unit which could do the work of my old units for less than $300.00. Seriously!?! The unit needed to fill at least 3 of my needs. Its ability to run off Phantom power was high on the list. The sound engineers at the 3000 seat church where I play/perform prefer to use the phantom option. If its their way, then it is my way. I also wanted to avoid a situation where Phantom was used accidentally with an item that is not Phantom capable. Whistling noises, along with the smell of fried electrical components, are NOT cool! The unit needed to be studio quiet, since the church broadcasts on television and the internet. EBS Micro Bass II: All I can really say is WOW! It is the only item, out of the six bass DI units I tried, that I felt could cover the full sound spectrum for my situation. The solid state box has a great range of tonality and more functions than I could ever use in a live setting. The control knobs feel secure and turn smoothly. Some settings can sound a little mechanical but I have simply learned to avoid those settings.
MAN!!!...RUNNING IT THROUGH TWO EDEN 410XST 1000W EA...OR ONE...& CLIPPING/SHUTDOWN/ ELECT.SMELL....RAN IT THROUGH ONE GK 412 NEO 1200W...SAME RESULTS.USED SPAEKONS/USED 1/4"JACKS..WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?....ALL HAPPENING AT PACKED GIGS!!!!!EEEEEEKKK!!! ANY WORDS OF WISDOM???
The Gallien Krueger 400RB-III is one of the first bass amps I've ever owned, and it certainly stood the time of time for nearly a decade. It is a 240W solid-state amplifier that is relatively compact, but relatively powerful, and provides nice, clean, simple bass sounds. It can be rack-mounted or simply rested on top of a speaker cabinet, the amp comes with the included hardware to make the changes, including taking the handle on the side on and off. Speaking of handle, this amp can be easily carried with one hand, which makes it very portable, but certainly not underpowered. My buddy now uses this amp with a full 8x10 cabinet, and it powers that speaker just fine.
The DOD Bass 30 is one of the earliest bass multi fx units made for mass use, and it certainly was one of the cheapest. It included multiple sections of different effects. The first effect is the modeling, and this allowed your bass to be modeled after a certain amplifier type, distortion type, or synth type. It included Classic, Modern, Rock, Overdrive, Fuzz, Fretless, and Bass Synth. The next section was the EQ/tone section, where you can change such parameters as Volume, Model Gain, Treble, High Mid, Low Mid, Bass, and Gate Threshold. The next section was the effects, where you can choose a modulation effect, such as Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Vibrato, Envelope, Pitch/Bend, and Detune. The next section is the compressor, where you can adjust Crossover Frequency, Threshold, Ratio, and Gain. Next there is a small fx section for Delay and Reverb. And finally, there is a parameter section, which helps you adjust any of the parameters of the fx and models. There is also a wah on this unit as well.
Made in Korea... Here's the specs... Specs 32" Scale Rosewood Fretboard 2 Passive Pick-Ups Single F-Hole 2 Tone, 2 Volume 3 Position Selector Switch
The Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive stompbox is a simple, standard, yellow Boss pedal, probably one of the most common (and cheapest) bass overdrive/distortion pedals out there. It takes standard pedal power or a 9 volt battery (just like most Boss single pedals), and it has a 1/4 guitar line input and guitar line output.
The Fender Jaguar Bass was made a while back but then came back with this Hot Rod Red Rosewood color. I have to admit , even though im not a fan of really bright colors. This one looks great, the red is bright but not too bright to where it looks cheesy. Its very stylish and has a very clean look to it. I havent found any one who doesn’t like the Jaguar Bass yet, nor anyone who doesn’t like the Hot Rod Red Rosewood Version.
The Fender Highway One is an excellent bass. It has the feel to it that every single bass player would love and I mean every bass player! It comes in a 3 color tone. I actually think that the one pictured in this review is just one of the color styles. There is a lighter colored one as well that a friend of mine has been using for quite some time now and I can only say that it looks great.
This is a solid state amplifier primarily designed for jazz guitar and bass. It has high and low volume inputs, an overall volume knob, dual tone controls (treble and bass) for the low volume input and an overall tone control for the high volume input. There's no manual available for this, and the control panels vary considerably from what I've seen on pictures so this has been arrived at by trial and error. There's an output for a satellite speaker on the back. Power output is rated at 110 watts in the literature. It's probably accurate but the speaker is not super efficient so it's not as loud as some 100w amps I've used (like a Twin Reverb or Jazz Chorus). The weight, for an old school SS amp is really nice, about 28# IIRC. I'm tempted to drop in a lighter and more efficient neodynium speaker to see what that would do. I got it with a Polytone extension cabinet, which is a strange little beast. It's also rated at 100w, and includes dual cooling fans. It requires a speaker level input! So, I guess what it's doing is padding down the overall output of the amp for a more accurate representation of that sound (instead of a line out). It works as a "biggener" for small amps, I ran a 5w amp's speaker output into it and got something more along the lines of 50w worth of sound out, so that's pretty cool. Again, no manual so I'm guessing about how things work.
There are bass guitars, and then there is THIS bass guitar. This is an icon in the world of music, for many reason. Firstly, I'll list some of the features of the bass, then I'll give my opinion about it. The bass is a neck through, with a maple body and neck, 2 truss rods, and a rosewood fretboard. The fretboard has Rickenbacker's signature triangle inlays and 20 frets. The bass has 2 single coil pickups, a 3 way toggle switch, and 2 volume and 2 tone controls. It also features stereo output, for a huge sound!
This B-206 from LTD is a 6 string bass with a solid ash body, spalted maple top, bolt on maple and walnut neck with a rosewood fretboard. It has 24 XJ frets. It is 35 inch scale, and features some high quality black hardware. It has an active 3 band EQ and 2 pickups from ESP. Volume and balance (besides the 3 way EQ controls).
This RBX170 bass from Yamaha is a four string model. It has a solid agathis body, a bolt on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 24 frets, and a headstock that is not angled (better for durability). The hardware is decent quality Yamaha brand. Pickups are Yamaha brand also, a P style and J style. Electronics are passive, with volume, tone, and blend controls. I'm usually pretty open about instruments - even though I've had a lot of esoteric, bizarre, vintage, and uber-boutique gear, I'm still not a snob about price. If an instrument is good, it is good, period. But I do tend to look down upon any solid-bodied instruments that have an agathis body. In my experience, every agathis guitar and bass I've played has just had an utterly dismal tone, even when pickups have been swapped - until now. I just bought this bass from a local store. It was used, but still has the factory pickups in it. The bass actually sounds good! It is no MEC or Bartolini setup, but the pickups do a great job of showing what a decent P and J combo can do. The bass can play any style, honestly. I was most attracted to this bass initially due to the playability! There is something about the string spacing and neck carve on Yamaha basses that just fits my hands perfectly. I picked this little jobber up just because it was extremely cheap, and I didn't want to put it down! I've been trying to up my bass technique, with the Victor Wooten style double thumb. This bass is perfect for my hand for trying to get this down. Overall, the bass is a wonderful deal. The street price on a new one is under $200, and I honestly got mine for $50 used. I figured I couldn't go wrong at that price, and now I'm happier than a clam!
The Behringer Bass Graphic Equalizer BEq700 is a graphic equalizer pedal that is designed specifically for bass guitar. It is an analog unit that has both a 1/4 inch input and a 1/4 inch output and is powered by either a 9 volt battery or power supply. It is not a rack mountable unit as it is a stomp box.