Incoming: New cheapie

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BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
Got a new 4 stringer on the way.

It's a cheapie (£200 used & delivered)

Any guesses?
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  • MattBansheeMattBanshee Frets: 745
    Epi/Tokai Thunderbird?
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    Epi/Tokai Thunderbird?
    Nope. Far East tho..
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2590
    Violin?
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    JezWynd said:
    Violin?
    No, I nearly did that.. but changed at the last minute ;)
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 34006
    Peerless Jack Casady copy?
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    ICBM said:
    Peerless Jack Casady copy?
    Not hollow body. Solid - but the clue is 'weird solid'
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 9373
    Ibby Ergodyne series

    "My belief is that bands are made up of bass, drums and a bunch of novelty acts."

    - Nick Mason.

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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    Ibby Ergodyne series
    Ah, closer. Not Ibby tho. T'other Jap company
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 34006
    Yamaha Flying Samurai
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    ICBM said:
    Yamaha Flying Samurai
    Yamaha, yes.

    FS, no..
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    It weighs under 7lbs, has a battery but is passive..
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 34006
    RBWhatever with the light-up knob things? :)
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    ICBM said:
    RBWhatever with the light-up knob things? :)
    Bingo ;)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    White one of these.

    Body is a sandwich of hard and soft wood. It's curved for easy fit and the knobs light up.


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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    I'll review and post pics when it arrives.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 34006
    I hope it's better than the one I tried :(.

    That said, for £200 it can't be too bad...
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • So it's a Jazz bass designed by the Fast and Furious team?
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    So it's a Jazz bass designed by the Fast and Furious team?
    I think that's a reasonable summary..


    ICBM said:
    I hope it's better than the one I tried :(.

    That said, for £200 it can't be too bad...
    It was a punt. Might be terrible, might be amazing. At £200 I figure I won't really lose out if it is terrible..
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2590
    White one of these.

    Body is a sandwich of hard and soft wood. It's curved for easy fit and the knobs light up.

    You have no shame.  ;)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    JezWynd said:
    White one of these.

    Body is a sandwich of hard and soft wood. It's curved for easy fit and the knobs light up.

    You have no shame.  ;)
    This is true.

    I get attracted by all the wrong things..
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 34006
    ICBM said:
    I hope it's better than the one I tried :(.

    That said, for £200 it can't be too bad...
    It was a punt. Might be terrible, might be amazing. At £200 I figure I won't really lose out if it is terrible..
    The one I played wasn't terrible at all - it's just that for all the claims about the fancy resonant body, it was an entirely ordinary and totally characterless modern bass. The flashy electrics do nothing special, it's just a Jazz Bass set-up… and there's no light on the tone control, which is poor. And the odd lines - the one from the end of the pickup to the side of the body particularly - just made it look like it had a bad finish crack.

    Basically it just seemed to be a collection of marketing gimmicks attached to an extremely conventional instrument. But a perfectly playable, decent-ish sounding one for the money, certainly.

    I was really hoping you'd bought a Flying Samurai when you said Yamaha :).
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 16332
    ICBM said:
    ICBM said:
    I hope it's better than the one I tried :(.

    That said, for £200 it can't be too bad...
    It was a punt. Might be terrible, might be amazing. At £200 I figure I won't really lose out if it is terrible..
    The one I played wasn't terrible at all - it's just that for all the claims about the fancy resonant body, it was an entirely ordinary and totally characterless modern bass. The flashy electrics do nothing special, it's just a Jazz Bass set-up… and there's no light on the tone control, which is poor. And the odd lines - the one from the end of the pickup to the side of the body particularly - just made it look like it had a bad finish crack.

    Basically it just seemed to be a collection of marketing gimmicks attached to an extremely conventional instrument. But a perfectly playable, decent-ish sounding one for the money, certainly.

    I was really hoping you'd bought a Flying Samurai when you said Yamaha :).
    It was one of those "want something cheap, lightweight and jazz bassy" things - came along at the right price. 

    Apparently string choice makes a big difference with these so we shall see!

    I still have an ambition to be the @HarrySeven of the bass world and we all have to start somewhere. Flying Samurai is on the list ;)
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3488

    I still have an ambition to be the HarrySeven of the bass world
    Steady on. I know HarrySeven. (Well enough to have been allowed to peek inside one of his gear warehouses.) Not that many bass guitars in there, folks. ;o)


    Back on topic ...

    My stock recommendation for an inexpensive Yamaha bass guitar is the long-discontinued Attitude Plus. Buy an unloved example cheaply enough, feed it a Gotoh 201B bridge, an American pickup and a stacked-knob active tone control and string with 040-095 gauge roundwounds. (There is room for a PP3 in the control cavity.)
    "It's no wonder the Pacific Ocean is blue."
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