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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2012
Little introduction first. I'm a bass player of 2 years, and I've never owned an acoustic bass nor a 5 string. I own a no-name P bass, a Fleabass Streetbass (with an EMG in), an Ibanez SR370M, a 2012 Fender Jag and a 2010 Fender Jazz (Dimarzios and a Gotoh 201 - my main player) - so by no means am I a gear snob, but I do play bass.

I knew this buying the bass, but in case you don't know YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY THIS ACOUSTICALLY WITH 2 OR MORE GUITARS, YOU WON'T BE HEARD!

Pros:
It's £100
Tuner works for me
EQ does effect the bass tonally
Haven't tested the second input, but it's a nice feature for DI'ing
Looks great, from >10 feet away
Nice and resonant, the big body gives it plenty of acoustic playability
Nothing's fallen off so far!
It's given me an idea about how much I'd use that low B

Cons:
It's £100
Definitely plywood body, a fair amount of plastic
Strings it came with are AWFUL, I'd strongly suggest moving away from bronzes generally, but these are so bad. Flats for a thump, or rounds if you need to be heard with one guitar
Battery was dead when it came to me, even after removing the plastic covering on it
Preamp is VERY trebly. Now I play funk, slap all that stuff, so I enjoy a trebly, scooped sound, but this was ridiculous. When I play, it's bass all the way up, mids at about 7, and treble all the way down. That gives a reasonable sound.
Feels so flimsy
Fret spout, high frets, and ALREADY some wear on the fretwire?!
The fretboard isn't wood, I've NO idea what it IS, but oh well
Looks cheap, it's far paler than the picture, and the finish is strange

Overall, it's worth the money, but if you're looking for a entry to mid level bass, this WILL fall short. It's not as good as, say, a low-end Squier. As a beater around the house, perfect, to gig - not at all.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2011
This bass is an excellent choice for someone new to five strings. That's not to say it's a beginners instrument, it can hold it's own with other more expensive instruments and the build quality and spec' are pretty good. I like the tuner and graphic. The blue display is very visible in dark venues. The fact that there is a D.I. as well as a standard jack is impressive, I haven't seen this before on 'Budget' guitars. The reason for four stars rather than five is the strings. Some people may like the sound but I found them 'buzzy' and 'flappy' (if that makes any sense!). I have replaced mine with a set of flatwounds with black nylon covering and it sounds far better. However, they cost me getting on for £50 so you would have to decide whether you like the original strings or factor in a bit more of the 'hard earned'.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 8 June 2011
very cheap, very fast, truss rod needed adjusting but nothing major. tuner is excellent all tough will not pick up the b note unless you harmonic the twelfth fret this i find is a common problem with most tuners. overall bang on for the money i would buy another one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 June 2012
The price of this 5 string electro acoustic bass is good, though when it comes to plugging in the pre amp is not the best. It's not very loud and isn't very responsive when playing higher regioned notes. An EQ pedal will probably help there, though that is more money you could spend on a better bass. playing acoustically, it has a nice sound, nice big body so it's pretty loud. Though again, up to the third fret quite a few of the notes rattle on the fret lines in front. I thought it was just fresh strings settling, now it is just annoying, so adjustments need to be made there.
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on 7 May 2014
To begin with, I have to say that once working properly, this is a good instrument for the price. However, on arrival, my bass had several major flaws. First of all the G string was broken and had to be replaced immediately. Secondly, there was a very loud rattle from in side the bass due to the metal back plate with the pickup/mic connection having come completely away from its housing on the back of the EQ / tuner component. Whole thing had to be removed and fixed. Thirdly, the 1/4 inch jack/DMX socket was hanging out with a crack in the body work. Must of been one hell of a bang to dislodge this !! Finally, damage to the wood by the machine heads, obviously handled with very little care. Why haven't I returned it, I here you say ?? to be honest, it's a bass for sitting outside 'camp fire' style so it was more hassle to return rather than fix myself. However, quality control is totally absent unless the courier decided to play football with it !! Disappointing as now it's all up and running it is very good value if it had been sold in a working condition. Advice = good value for money but expect some minor/major issues on arrival because of quality control.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 January 2013
AS THE TITLE ...NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS .......THIS BASS IS VERY GOOD(XLR OUT,TUNER) AND MUCH MORE FOR THIS PRICE ................ITS BETTER FROM BYING A CHEAP INSTRUMENT FROM A RESPECTFULL BRAND...........JUST CHANGE THE STRINGS AND IT WILL SING
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on 28 May 2014
At first I was a little put off by the mixed reviews left by other customers but I can definitely say that I am happy with what arrived. First of all, the bass arrived very quickly once it had been dispatched. Really nice sounding instrument and not too bad to look at either! The only flaw that I noticed was that that the battery that was provided with the bass was flat (outer packaging had been removed before use) but that was no problem as I had spares. Built in tuner works great also.
Overall, it is a good bass and I am also happy with my purchase. Best £100 that I have spent!
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on 5 February 2014
Not sure what I was expecting from a low priced acoustic bass, but I am impressed with the sound, a quick delivery too, need to get another and make it fretless
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2013
Build sturdy enough, materials are not great, but as expected and looks pleasing enough.
Acoustic sound great from large body, even from the low B, more than I expected.
On board amplification not great hard to get full tone out across the strings have to boost the bass very heavily.
Setup was fine on mine no need to change truss or action.
You may want to replace the strings, however I quite like the brightness of the sound of these.
Overall, very pleased I am using it for practice mainly, so suits me fine.
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