The reviews I read on other sites basically said that this bass has good wood but poor hardware and electronics. The tone from this bass is good, even unplugged, and the feel of the neck was a pleasant surprise. That said, since this is a copy of an Ernie Ball Music Man bass, I'm probably going to put as much Music Man hardware on it as I can, and swap the pickup out. It's good the way it is, but I think it's worth upgrading. I want to put a Kent Armstrong Music Man pickup in mine since it's a hotter pickup. After the upgrades, you may be able to pick up a used OLP bass for about the same price as this one is new plus upgrades, but since Ernie Ball doesn't make the OLP anymore, and the "low end" Sterling by Music Man bass comes in around $600 or so, this might be a good alternative.
My son who is 15 has never played an instrument. He wanted a bass guitar for his birthday. I didn't want to spend too much, not knowing if his committment would be there for very long. I found this item and he is thrilled. It is definitely not a stage guitar but for our purposes it is fantastic.
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. product is good quality
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Cheap starter bass in every aspect. Pick ups were toneless, The frets were very rough. imo Why spend over 100.00 bucks on a bass when you'll just end up spending another 200-300 making it gig worthy? Save your money and buy something your happy with from the get go. I bought 2 (1 active-1 passive) off of e- bay and dumped them instantly after trying to play them live. I played them thru my Eden rig and still couldn't coax any tone. As I said in the beginning, save your cash and buy something better, these basses are garbage.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. A poor knock off of a stingray. Indonesian or korean