I love the neck on this bass. If it was stolen I would probably upgrade to a Jazz bass with active pickups, if I had the money. If funds were an issue I would buy this one again. This is a very good bass for the money.
Where Obtained: Steve's Music
Made in Indonesia, a Jazz bass with 22 frets, passive pickups, 4 strings, two volume and one tone control. The body is a Fender copy with a smaller, differently shaped head (two tuners on each side). Fairly well balanced, no thumb rest. Bolt-on neck.
Plays well, the neck is smooth and relatively "fast" (as fast as my hand can move). String spacing is good and, even.
The tone is good, especially with GHS Boomers. I use an Ashdown 15-180 combo amp and I have to keep some treble in the tone setting to keep it from getting too "boomy". I also get good tone from my little practice amp. I can get a nice variety of tones (for passive pickups) by varying the instrument settings. I mostly play worship music with some blues and jazz thrown in before and after service.
Stays in tune really well, have not had any problems. Feels very solid.
I would not recomend this bass.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: rental
Its a silverstone by samaick i dont know much about the features of it but it sucks. dont ever buy one
The neck is too thick for me so i hate it. it dosent contan many flaws but it just sucks its falling apart
The sound is ok i use a crate amp. i like the deep zeppelin bass sound so its knda hard to get it. this has one of the worse sounds.
Ive never playd live. it is prety druable though ive dropped it a couple of times nothing happend
I bought this bass second hand because I needed something to learn to play on, and didn't care about the quality. I turned out to be more impressed than I foresaw, and still like this bass a lot.
Price: $200.00 CAN
Where Obtained: Second Hand Shop
Don't know too much about it, it just says Samick on the headstock and tuning keys. P/J pickup setup, Tone & 1 Volume knobs, and 3 way switch. Passive electronics, 24 frets, Interesting red-flame finish too.
A little difficult to set up nicely, but better than most Samicks I've played. This is the bass I learned to play on, and I love it.
Although lacking in most respects, I LOVE the sound this bass gives me for slapping, which I why I tend to use it more for that. Some fret buzz on the higher frets, but it doesn't cause any problems.
Seems to be very durable, and light weight.
for the same price, yes
new pick ups i think
it as a small body, dont have any worst aspect
i dont think so
Where Obtained: used
2 pick ups small and large
nothing its quit good
Trace elliot amp, no effects
i think so
not so good
two times a year
Honestly I chose this bass because it was cheap and it sounded pretty good at the time. But now as I started to learn more about basses I realise that this one sounds pretty bad!
I wouldn't buy this bass again if it was stolen
My favourite aspect of my bass would probably just be it's feel. Because I've gotten so used to the frets and the weight and everything, any other bass i try and play sort of feels abit weird
Model Year: 1999
Price: $400.00 AUS (new)
Where Obtained: A music store out of town
2 Controls (1 volume, 1 tone)
Precision Body Style
Pretty ordinary pickups!? (i've got know idea what they are)
I prefer pick bass coz i play in a punk band, it's pretty bad for it though because the strings are pretty loose and so it's hard to pick.
The neck is slightly bowed but it doesn't really effect my playing because i don't really need to go to high up on the neck.
it's pretty average playability compared to most other basses. i just got it as a starter bass and i haven't had the money to buy a new one.
I use a 110 watt peavey bass amp
I play punk on it's pretty ordinary for it.
It's not really suited for any style!
it's got a really trebley sound and no matter how low i set my amp (because I like a nice warm low sound) it sounds too high and slightly distorted
I prefer the sound of most other basses
I'm considering saving up for a Fender Squier Standard Precision Bass. I've always loved the sound of Fenders but I just can't afford them at the moment (I'm 17 years old)
It's seems to sound better in smaller confined areas which is pretty bad for when we play at gigs and stuff.
It hasn't failed me yet, so I hope it will last abit longer
I haven't needed it to be adjusted yet
The hardwares in pretty good nick, I've taken good care of it. But the pickups are starting to come loose and rattle a little bit.
I don't notice a change during climate changes coz there aren't really any dramatic changes in the weather where I come from.
I bought it cuz it was cheap. I passed up an ESP B-50 for this peice of crap. i'll regret it forever, maybe. if i lost it i'd be p---ed, but i probably buy something nicer cuz i've been playin a whila.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $180.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Midnight Music
I think its made in China. I have no clue what the wood is, except the neck is solid maple. 20 frets 4 strings, tone, volume, nothing special. P-Bass knock off, whoop-de-do
I dont like maple fingerboards so i don't think its too good, but its just my opinion
The original pickups sounded like junk, buzzing like hell. I threw in some EMG actives, real nice now.
Stays in tunre real nice, tough neck joint.
Its a good bass for begginers...
Model Year: 2001
Price: $150.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Frstrkardoktorn
This is a cheap copy of the precisionbass... Its got single coil pickups an my bass is painted in sunburst
Its really simple to play this bass because the neck is thin and the strings is placed just above the fingerboard
It sounds kind a crappy...
Havent got any problems...
I`m allways looking for a warwick or for an ibanez,but i bought this because i know samick is the manufacter of ibanez and others.
by the way,i didnt have more money.
i would buy this bass again.
the best aspect of this bass is the sound,the worst is the weight.
Model Year: 1998
Where Obtained: preludio musical
I can`t believe that i paid like 150 $ for a japan made bass that sounds incredibly good.it`s all mahogany.it has a single and a split coil.has 20 frets(i don`t need more)and has 4 strings.it has volume for each pickup and tone.i took the single coil`s volume and tone buttons off because i want them allways on.i only use the split coil`s volume button for effects.i`m not sure about the body style because it looka like a precision but it`s not so fat,and the head is not so big.it sounds incredible and using ghs strings,a zoom multieffect bass pedal and a carvin bass amp, nobody can get the sound i get.
For my experimental music,i use all the ways of playing,slaped,normal,scratched,whatever.
i don`t have any problemes with the neck and i`m sure it sounds better than a fender,like an ibanez but not so good as a warwick.
With all the equipment,i can make my own signature sound.i use a zoom 506II multieffect pedal and the carvin ag100 guitar/bass amp.this bass fits extremadely good to hardcore,metal,funk,reggae and drum and bass.
i can change the sound of my bass only by changing the pedal`s effect.it sounds a lot better than a fender precision.it is noisy only when i want.maybe it is a little bit better for studio,but on stage it hasnt problems.
I only can say it`s a all terrain bass.
Best bass i've seen for under $900 AUS
considering it was only 250 i'd calss it as a damn good buy.
Model Year: 1999
Where Obtained: Cash Converters
Solid stained ash finish
maple fingureboard 24 fret.
Dean markley strings.
string-thru body bridge
all gold hardware
Not a premium quality sound but is very light on the fingures and easy to play. verry punch with slap.
after straightnign the neck and lowering the action, i have found it to be one of the most playable basses i have tried. can't find anything that i am more comfortable with no matter how hard i try.
Average sound quality for passive electronics.
considering fitting active pickups and electronics to improuve this.
Audio jack is a bit dodgy. crackles occasionaly