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i think having a bass has helped me increase my overall musical ability. MF or where ever have a sale that practically give them away around the holidays. the $29-59 instruments are great to practice wiring ,and loaner, and what-ever-else?

 

closer to the holidays they get a guitar and bass around $ 29 dollars, but they sell out before noon.

 

heads up $59 bucks(free ship ship, no tax tax) at MF, great for kids because of the short scale.

 

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I concider such cheap basses a waste of money and an insult to even young kids for first instrument. If your not going to buy a good qaulity instrument is a waste of money & no benefit to music skill imo. Such cheap instruments are only good for bar wall decorations and such imo.

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I am all about cheap basses, as long as they meet certain criteria, like lasting for 6 months of abuse.

 

I am waiting for a $10 bass. I can buy a dozen and ritualistically destroy them on stage! Most evil....:evil:.....Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha a aha ha!

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Interesting. "Drive" is the brand my first bass was marketed under, but it doesn't have anything that says "Drive" on it. Plus, it's just a typical P. Much less ugly than those.

For what it is, it's a damn good bass. I wouldn't trade it for most MIM Fenders.

Who knows about those, though.

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Has anyone actually played one of those Drive $59 basses yet? I was thinking about picking one up just to try out a short scale and not waste alot of cash if it doesn't work out.

 

 

Just beware that it is a cheap bass... so if doesn't work out, don't write off all short scales.

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I concider such cheap basses a waste of money and an insult to even young kids for first instrument. If your not going to buy a good qaulity instrument is a waste of money & no benefit to music skill imo. Such cheap instruments are only good for bar wall decorations and such imo.

 

 

There are multiple gigging bassists on this forum who play with instruments of that price. Several folks have Fullertons, and TBroom has his duct tape bass...

 

Not having played this particular instrument, you have no basis for your comments...

 

 

imo...

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There are multiple gigging bassists on this forum who play with instruments of that price. Several folks have Fullertons, and TBroom has his duct tape bass...


Not having played this particular instrument, you have no basis for your comments...



imo...

 

i agree with the dude to a point.

 

a quality bass will make you play better and inspire you to play more.

 

 

the thing is a piece of {censored} without reservation.

 

sure maybe yuo can play the 1-5 country rumble on it, but it aint a bass to be giving kids to learn on.

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I concider such cheap basses a waste of money and an insult to even young kids for first instrument. If your not going to buy a good qaulity instrument is a waste of money & no benefit to music skill imo. Such cheap instruments are only good for bar wall decorations and such imo.

 

 

Usually that's the case but the Fender P ripoff bass I bought from National Music Supply for $29 is not junk at all. The nut was cracked and they sent me a whole new neck. It's straight and adjusts fine. The bridge works and it has tremendous output with no dead spots. It's even made of alder.

 

How the Fender decal got on it I'll never know....:D

 

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So if I was going to buy one these cheap Drive Wildfire basses and put heavy strings on it to tune down a bit, would you suggest the $59 model with a P pickup or the $79 model with a pair of J pickups? The other option would be to buy the $59 model and route it out and drop a MM style humbucker from GFS in it.

Lets not discuss whether I should use and/or tune down a short scale or not, just suggest which pickup setup would probably work best and why. I'm probably ordering one when I get off work this afternoon. Thanks-

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:wave:plywood body..........just so ya know:rolleyes:

ait:idea:

 

 

 

its corinthian basswood, with a maple neck, and rosewood phalangy board

 

electronics i got lying around alpha pots...etc..

 

or dump a supercharged gfs P pup in her for zing

 

i might put a peizo copper bar pickup unit(extra one out of smashed foriegn acoustic), back by the bridge. what kind of sound would it make, maybe it will be an acoustic bass, like magic....

 

does this post make any sense , i cant form complete sentences right now.

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its corinthian basswood, with a maple neck, and rosewood phalangy board


does this post make any sense , i cant form complete sentences right now.

 

I won't comment on your sentences, but "Corinthian Basswood" and "rosewood phalangy" are both gibberish (isn't the latter the made up name Phoebe used on Friends?)

 

Basswood (which comes from the Linden tree) grows in temperate zones (and having spent time in Corinth, I can assure you it's not temperate), and "Phalangy" isn't even a real word.

 

In fact, in both a yahoo search and a google search turn up zero instances of the terms "Corinthian basswood" (or Carinthian, thinking you might have misspelled the Austrian/Slovenian region) or "rosewood phalangy"...You are the first person to use those words in order on the entire internet...congratulations :D

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I won't comment on your sentences, but "Corinthian Basswood" and "rosewood phalangy" are both gibberish (isn't the latter the made up name Phoebe used on Friends?)


Basswood (which comes from the Linden tree) grows in temperate zones (and having spent time in Corinth, I can assure you it's not temperate), and "Phalangy" isn't even a real word.


In fact, in both a yahoo search and a google search turn up zero instances of the terms "Corinthian basswood" (or Carinthian, thinking you might have misspelled the Austrian/Slovenian region) or "rosewood phalangy"...You are the first person to use those words in order on
the entire internet
...congratulations
:D

maybe it'll be a googlewhack!!!!

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I won't comment on your sentences, but "Corinthian Basswood" and "rosewood phalangy" are both gibberish (isn't the latter the made up name Phoebe used on Friends?)


Basswood (which comes from the Linden tree) grows in temperate zones (and having spent time in Corinth, I can assure you it's not temperate), and "Phalangy" isn't even a real word.


In fact, in both a yahoo search and a google search turn up zero instances of the terms "Corinthian basswood" (or Carinthian, thinking you might have misspelled the Austrian/Slovenian region) or "rosewood phalangy"...You are the first person to use those words in order on
the entire internet
...congratulations
:D

 

I thought it was a funny joke. :idk:

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I won't comment on your sentences, but "Corinthian Basswood" and "rosewood phalangy" are both gibberish (isn't the latter the made up name Phoebe used on Friends?)


Basswood (which comes from the Linden tree) grows in temperate zones (and having spent time in Corinth, I can assure you it's not temperate), and "Phalangy" isn't even a real word.


:D

 

go back to schools

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