If I lost this bass or it was stolen, then I would definatley buy it again. This bass could possibly benefit from a better pickup with a 4 band eq, but only just. My favourite aspect of this Bass is its playability, and its style. It just looks so huge on stage! The worst aspect of this bass would have to be the end of a set, because then you have to stop playing it.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $200.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The Acoustic Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Chinese construction, Ovangkol Back and sides, Spruce top, 22 frets longscale, 4 strings, 3 band eq volume and prescence (does anyone actually know what this does?), active Bridge Piezo Pickup, Natural Finish, Grnad auditorium Body style, but an actentuated rear end ("Fat bottom girls, you make the rockin world go round...."), weird bridge (like strings throught bridge but with acoustic brdige saddles), non locking tuners, manufacturer brand.
Yes I can, I like the action up high on my acoustic bass so I can relly slow down with my right hand and give my fingers a work-out. the neck doesnt really affect my playing (other than the fact that its so damn long!), I compared it to a $700US Washburn and it playes better! No flaws that I can see, but I havent tried it with a low action yet so I cant be sure.
I've used various amps with it, from SWR to Jade tto ACoustic Guitar amps and they all sound good! I must admit i only really wish to be getting that big fat sound out of this bass so I'm not sure about tone color versatility. I usually play it in my contempry acoustic pop outfit, but I also use it at church. I havent tried it in hte studio yet, so I cant say if its a better stage or studio guitar.
Its a very reliable bass, I hardly ever have to tune it! its a litlle fragile, because its a hollow body, so have to be a lilttle more careful with it. HAven't had a single maintenance problem with it yet (knob, truss-rod, hardware-wise) and it takes climate changes very well.