HUGE Bass With Big Sound
By: Guy from Fort Worth, Texas
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Solid construction. Standard typical Fender Construction. Very Good
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
The Solid spruce top, solid mohagany construction of the back and sides with the dreadnoughts x inner bracing and 60's thick (as opposed to the thinner 70's Jazz neck)make this HUGE acoustic MONSTER a big sounding Bass even B4 its plugged in.
I run through a little Acoustic AB50 Bass amp and I get twice the output as per my electric Basses through the same amp.
The Bass is just so mammoth (49.15 Inches long) and with a standard dreadnought body thickness....its a bit to wrestle around, and I don't care for the bronze strings it comes with (or any bronze strings) but I am well satisfied overall.
If you want an acoustic Bass that is just HUGE IN EVERY WAY then this is that axe.
Great overall value.
Not perfect, but damn good.
I would suggest a smaller Bass for a smaller or younger player, and my 1992 Custom Charvel Acoustic Fretless Thinner Body Bass will still be my Acoustic of Choice, but I like this Bass a lot and its HUGE, fun, Loud, and different and its a keeper.
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall a very well constructed Bass with good tone, and electronics, but rather unwieldy. BIG SOUND, and I love the 60's style Jazz neck...as that is what i'm close to use to (my main is a '73 Fender Jazz Custom Bass0...(a bit thinner neck).
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
I'M A SLAPPER and this Bass slaps fine (too scrapey with the bronze strings for my style though).
Flatwounds in order, for me.
Bright and BIG.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Superb finish. pickguard was a bit substandard though. my only real complaint. shame on you Fender ! more Quality Control needed from whoever makes the pickguard.
not contoured with precision, and light scratches.