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Overall, I have been extremely impressed with this bass. It cost me £361 to buy, and it sounds absolutely exceptional for the price. The minor issues mentioned in the title are as follows: -The translucent black paint has become glossy from wear where my fingers have hit it coming off the E string and where my arm rubs on the body while playing -The original nut snapped mid gig, meaning I had to use a different bass and had to get it replaced with an ivory nut -The tuning pegs, jack input, bridge, and control switch/knobs, although beautiful, do have a problem with corrosion -I have had to re-solder wires in the electronics as they have come loose in the past
When compared to the good aspects of this bass though, they almost seem obsolete. I am impressed with this bass for the following reasons -Amazing array of tones at the players disposal, ranging from a thumpy jazzy tone to a hard hitting slap tone -Onboard EQ is very intuitive -The bass stays in tune very well -Can be active or passive, which is useful for when the battery goes flat -Looks absolutely stunning -Has (mostly) been able to withstand the wear and tear of a year in a high school heavy rock band -Goes very well with overdrive and distortion -Extremely reasonable price for the quality
I have used this bass for many genres, ranging from funk to metal to jazz, and even in electronic music, and it has always been suitable for the task at hand. If you are planning to buy a sub £400 bass guitar, then I would definitely consider this, as it is easy to play, reliable to an extent, and sounds extremely good whatever you are playing on it