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- Location: Johnston, RI
I'm over the moon with this bass. While tone is subjective, I think it sounds amazing. Whether I want tight, modern punch, or round, growly warmth, or staccato 16th note finger funk, this beauty is up to the task. Very versatile and musical EQ.
Edit 1: Headphone tone and playability are spectacular. Super comfortable and low action. My only (super minor) gripe so far is that the string feeds are black when I ordered gold hardware. The fit, finish, feel, mojo, tone, and sex appeal are all top notch.
I'm somewhat confused that the gold color of the 2 sets of stacked knobs perfectly matching the gold hardware, but the volume and blend knobs are a bit lighter shade of gold. Much more of a chrome/cold complexion.
Also, the location of the stacked mids and stacked bass/treble are reversed from the other 4 knob, 2 stacked, 3 band EQ I've installed in my other active basses. The bass/treble knob is closest to the output jack as opposed to the mid controls. Edit of Edit 2: I had a local luthier swap the mid and bass/treble knob locations. My brain couldn't switch from 15 years of routine knob placement.
The weight on it is perfect. 8.5 lbs exactly. Lightest I've ever owned. My imperfect arm test says it's a lb or more less than my much smaller bodied Brubaker Brute with a nato body. Zero neck dive too.
About a week after ordering, I started second guessing myself and wanted to add some more options, so I did. I opted for the deep natural body binding, trans black over the antique ash, and trans black burst over the deep black flame maple top.
ASH - Maple Neck/Swamp Ash Body
-CG - Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
FDK - Deep Black Flame
AAT - Antique Ash Treatment (Must Order Swamp Ash Body)
CMB - Chambered Body (Must Order Optional Top Wood)
5WP - 5-Piece Walnut Neck w/ 2 Purple Heart Stripes
-TN - Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck (Standard)
-IPH - Icon-Style Bass Headstock (Standard)
FPH - Flamed Maple Headstock Matches Body Finish
ZWF - Zebrawood Fingerboard
NIN - No Top Inlays - Side Dots Only
EVO - Gold Med-Jumbo Frets .048" H .103" W
-R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
-BLK - Black Pickups
G - Gold Hardware
-D45 - Dunlop Med-Heavy Super Bright Nickel Roundwound .045 - .105
GL - Gold Metallic Logo
SL - Dunlop Straplocks
BPP - Purpleheart Rear Electronics Cavity Cover
HC8W - Black Tolex Wide Hardshell Bass Case
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