Musical Instruments : Bass Guitars Reviews - 12/17/2018

Musical Instruments : Bass Guitars Reviews - 12/17/2018

Squier by Fender Bronco Bass, Black with Maple Fingerboard

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$149.99

SKU:

B0002F75P6

Product Rating

4.6 / 5

  • Agathis body with gloss polyurethane finish
  • 30 in scale length C-shape maple neck with 9.5 in radius maple fingerboard and 19 medium jumbo frets
  • 1 Special Design Single-Coil Pickup
  • 2-Saddle Chrome Bridge
  • 1 volume control and 1 tone control

ITS STILL A FENDER AFTER ALL! By:
SWEET GORGOUS LITTLE BASS WELL WORTH THE COUPLE HUNDO!!WOOT WOOT ! YAY!
Easy to use By:
My son really enjoys this bass!
Pretty Bass By:
This is one pretty guitar. The neck is gorgeous. Plays well. Also I didn't have to tune the bridge. Thanks.
Fender bass By:
A good and economic bass. A bit heavy but it has a nice sound. Good servive from sellers.
Ahhhhhhhhh...... :) By:
First, the bad news: this is NOT the Fender Jazz that Geddy Lee plays.Then again, that bass cost about six TIMES what this one cost. So, there is that.As long as you are willing to accept that, this bass is phenomenal. Great action, comfortable fret board, and flat-out beautiful finish. My first time picking it up made me remember what I used to love about bass playing, and it has rekindled my interest in becoming a GOOD bass player (probably not great, not at my point in life, but I'll take good).Now, I'm looking for local versions of Alex and Neil....
Awesome Value By:
This is a great little bass regardless of price, but being very affordable is awesome too! No sharp fret ends, and it took only minor tweaks to get the setup dialed in. Plays fantastically! Lots of folks complain about the pickup, but I kinda like it! It's certainly a keeper!
women camp By:
awesome instrument
Great value By:
Great instrument for the price. You can't beat the quality and craftmenship!
A nice short scale bass By:
This is a nice little bass. The finish on the body is excellent, the tuners are very good, and the bridge is a standard Fender vintage bridge. I thought at the price that it would take a while to adjust the truss rod, action and intonation. I was surprised to see that the bass had already been set up correctly, and was ready to play.
Perfect for beginners By:
I was looking to get into bass and had a few recommendations, price wasn't an object. Some girl I met at a bar, that has been playing in a band for over a decade recommended this.At first I was skeptical, why is this attractive girl talking to me? but once I got over my fears and we chatted for a bit we managed to have a very pleasant conversation. She started playing as a kid, and her dominion of music is much higher than I'll aspire to have, she went to college to study music and has been playing in different bands for some time. She's currently in LA, but she came to NY for a show and that's how we met.Will I ever see her again? probably not. I didn't muster the courage to get her information; I doubt she thinks about me or remembers too, but now every day when I learn bass, I remember that girl in the bar, who was so pleasant to talk to.

Squier by Fender Vintage SS Modified Special Jaguar Bass - Candy Apple Red

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$199.99

SKU:

B004VSQ5Q0

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

  • Agathis Body
  • Maple C shape neck with a 9.5 in radius and 20 medium jumbo frets
  • 1 Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup, 1 Split Single-Coil Precision Bass pickup
  • Standard 4-Saddle.Black pickguard
  • Master Tone and 2 volume controls

Happy By:
Works great my son loves it.
Five Stars By:
Love this bass. Perfect for a beginner. Great sound and looks great as well.
Both every guitarist and bassist needs one By:
This Bass VI is its own animal, different than anything else, and the Squier version is actually closer to the originals than the discontinued "Pawn Shop" Fender versions. The Bass VI is basically a Fender Jaguar turned into a short-scale 6 string bass tuned standard E to E guitar tuning except a full octave down. Combined, that makes it unlike a baritone guitar that normally doesn't go that low, and unlike 6 string basses designed as a 4 string bass with an additional high and low string to extend the range. The Bass VI plays like a normal guitar and even has the typical Jaguar bridge for subtle vibrato. You can play chords like a normal guitar, and bend strings (somewhat, with effort). Unlike a couple of other 6-string basses that tune one octave down, it has the full tonal flexibility of the Jaguar design, where each of the three pickups can be turned on or off individually. So you can do the typical Strat combinations, but also combine the bridge and neck pickups like a Tele or even turn on all three pickups at once. If you enable the bass "strangle" switch, it cuts the low end frequencies, making it more like a normal guitar than a bass and being more compatible with normal guitar amps and effects.So what would you do with it? This afternoon I was playing "Attention" by Charlie Puth, where I played both the muted guitar part on the higher frets, then dropped to the lower strings for when the bass kicks in. (I made this work by tuning the low E bass string down to C#. You're not going to make that work on a baritone.) But you could also play really de-tuned Djent style music on this too, and it sounds epic. Combined with a Big Muff or a bright fuzz, it's just insane. Of course, there's the songs actually written with it, like "Back in the Saddle" by Aerosmith, but I don't use it for that.Downsides? I don't know whether Fender/Squier did the set up or whether it was Chicago Music Exchange, but the action was amazingly low and playable. It was better than many 6-string electric guitars...EXCEPT for the low E string. It was playable out-of-the-box, but I'm picky about intonation. I use a decent tuner and got most strings intonated so that chords sounded good all along the neck. But the low E string was intonated too high. With the Jaguar bridge design, I ran out of room backing up the bridge saddle. Also, I couldn't raise the saddle high enough to prevent buzzing without the saddle screw angling up and touching the string, causing it to rattle. That's not Squier's fault, since that's a known design flaw with Jaguars/Jazzmasters. My solution was to Dremel the screw shorter and cut a couple loops off the spring, which allowed me to intonate it and raise the saddle high enough. It's a cheaper solution than an aftermarket bridge, and it worked. As far as the quality of the bass itself, Squier did a good job. It looks great and I don't see any flaws or blemishes. There was a little untidy flash at the nut I shaved off with an Exacto, but that was it. It was otherwise perfect. The Bass VI also needs strings designed for it, since baritone strings are too short and a lot of bass strings are too thick. But D'addario and a few others make strings for it, so this isn't a problem. The new ones use Laurel instead of Rosewood fretboards (due to the CITES Rosewood ban). It doesn't make much of a difference, but I find it interesting since I've never used this wood before. It kind of looks like Walnut.Overall, this is now one of my favorite guitars. It's tonally very flexible, and it's fascinating and fun to play whether you are a bassist or a guitarist, since it bridges both worlds. Seriously, everyone should have one.
Tremendous Bargain By:
Fantastic value. Sounds good, plays well, and the set up was good enough out of the box that I could have gotten by as a beginner without making any adjustments. I've been playing for many, many years, and an instrument of this quality at this price point would have been unheard of at any point in the past. Very nice.
Gorgeous design! Perfect for beginners! By:
My son ordered this because he wants to learn as many instruments as possible. This was the perfect guitar for him! It is absolutely gorgeous and plays beautifully! We even recommended to a friend who also purchased! It is a great starter guitar!!!
Goosd solid bass for a great price. By:
Great bass for the price. As a pro, I've had to make modifications but essentially it's a great instrument.
Five Stars By:
as I spected
Wow By:
The sound and style.
It's been fun so far By:
This is my first bass. It's been fun so far.
It was a gift By:
No complaints

Ibanez Talman TMB100 MGR 2015 Mint Green Electric Bass Guitar

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$199.99

SKU:

B00SMYE9E4

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • Wide, Chunky maple neck
  • Classic Ibanez Body style
  • Dynamix P & J pickups
  • Ibanez custom 2-band EQ offers a variety of tonal options

Awesome first guitar. By:
My son is 13. He bought this bass with his own money after he took up playing the bass a year ago. We shopped around and I helped him pick this one out based on my 25 years of Bass and Guitar experience. The sound quality is fantastic out of the box. The hardware, strings, and pickups are very good quality. I personally love the 50's Retro look to it. He's been playing it now for 3 months and is more and more happy with it every day. I would say this could be a once in a life time buy if you treat it well and don't plan multi world tours with it. Great of a new or medium level player and beyond.
Bajo eléctrico By:
Mi sobrina está feliz con el bajo muchas gracias
Five Stars By:
Great starter bass! I’m just learning and this is a perfect bass for me
Perfect condition, amazing By:
More than I expected. Perfect condition, amazing!
The pickups are great to "hook" onto while fingering and it sounds great By:
I have just started playing bass after a few years of Guitar and Ukulele. While I personally don't have another bass to compare it to, I will say that it feels smooth. The pickups are great to "hook" onto while fingering and it sounds great! I love the design of the headstock and I love the fans (though I know those are just standard on bass). The color is absolutely fantastic and overall it's my favorite instrument to play!
Five Stars By:
sexy
looks beautiful By:
Just got this for my fiance and he was so excited! It plays great the packaging was good and the shipping was very fast!
Absolute Beast!! By:
What can I say, this thing walks all over my old $2,000 Musicman Stingray!!!!!
Five Stars By:
Didn't have to set up when received which is great news. Sounds good!
it rocks, great bargain By:
 I got the talman tmb100 in tfb in the mail yesterday... It was set up nice and intonation was perfect.. I raised the action by taking out the truss just an 1/8 of a turn and wow this thing rocks... the pickups are a little weak. mainly the jazz pickup it has lower output than the P pickup but works well in the blend middle setting I did a sound test video... the body is a three piece mahogany and looks good with the grain all going the same way in the tfb.... and I love the tort pickguard!!! the neck is nice and chunky and comfortable not a thin weird neck like on some basses... the strings are a good quality taperwound I think they are elixir I don't know if there coated tho... Nice bass, my other bass a Ibanez btb 6 string. I own a 3/4 double bass also but I was looking to fill my void of I nice 4 string with a low price tag and I found it!!!

Sawtooth ST-PB-SGRP EP Series Electric Bass Guitar, Surf Green with White Pearloid Pickguard

Category

Musical Instruments, Bass Guitars

Price

$175.58

SKU:

B0002GFQGK

Product Rating

2.9 / 5

  • Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fretboard
  • 34" Scale Length, 42mm Nut Width. 20 Frets
  • Dot Inlays, 1 Volume & 1 Tone Control
  • P Style Ceramic Split Pickups, Top Loaded Adjustable Bridge
  • Classic Open Gear Tuners, Chrome Hardware

Great bass for the price By:
Great bass for the price, only trouble I had was the bass was slightly out of tune. Otherwise a great bass