Very nice 5 string
By: guyonamotorcycle from Santa Rosa, Ca
What is your overall opinion of this product?
This is a very nice Bass. Active electronics are awesome.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
As much as Ibanez says they work on making the fret ends smooth, this one must have missed a final inspection somewhere, its rough enough to feel when your finger runs over it. Still, it's quite nice for a mass produced instrument.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
There are enough knobs and switches to keep a jet pilot happy.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
The neck feels nice, quite a bit larger than the Jazz Bass that I started playing on.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
There are those knobs again. Turn them until the desired tone comes out. It's quite adjustable.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Natural wood oil stain finish. couldn't be nicer.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I think it's a good value for the money. Very good construction, great electronics, and a really slick gigbag with shoulder straps.
How was the action out of the box?
Plays nice. The action is a bit higher than Im used to but this is my first 5 string.