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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by Bass People » 10 Aug 2012, 10:46

Stain wrote:Listened to the clip and then used the first four guesses to make a table and discount anything already confirmed as incorrect.
Ive had Ibanez’s for years and the First clip had the same kind of really twangy sound I got when I used to run it straight into my Audiobox interface.
Picked the Ken next as the clip had that fat warm sound I would expect.
Picked the Pedula Last again on the clean sound from the clip.
And then that left me with Lakland and then the MTD.

Then I saw the posts on the second page and thought shit! But none were the same so I ran with it for the win!


Bill.

Well done Bill!!!

So, what surprised everyone? What did you like/not like?

For me, the Ibanez is a standout. That thing sounds amazing. Such a shame it looks the way it does.

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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by PilbaraBass » 10 Aug 2012, 10:47

My favourite clip... the sound that I gravitate towards the most, because it has that nice clean jazz-bass-like tone and is really articulate, is...

the MTD 535...

that's just GREAT... :(

I was hoping it would be the Lakland, because I could at least afford a Lakland... :shrug:

The low end on the Pedulla is THUNDEROUS, yet it is still well-defined... VERY nice... my 2nd favourite...

My least favourite tone is the Ken Smith... it's just too darn mid-range farty for me...
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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by basshack » 10 Aug 2012, 10:49

It's just like the game where you match the sequence of the coloured pegs...

I'm going to have to reset my thinking on the Ibanez because I liked that sound but didn't like the Lakland as it worked out and I've heard them before sounding better.
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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by Bass People » 10 Aug 2012, 10:54

PilbaraBass wrote: My least favourite tone is the Ken Smith... it's just too darn mid-range farty for me...
I totally see where you're coming from there, but I really like that "dirty" midrange of the Smith. But then im a P bass guy....

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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by Classic5 » 10 Aug 2012, 15:07

The Ibanez seemed to have the widest frequency range. Damn ugly bass though IMO :eyebrow:

They all sounded pretty good to me though, with my least favorite being 2. Too middy for my liking, but I'm sure a bit of eqing would have fixed that :yep
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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by PilbaraBass » 10 Aug 2012, 16:16

^I'm with you on the BSR...

The Grooveline doesn't look all "that" bad... it kind of grows on you...

like a wart...

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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by Classic5 » 10 Aug 2012, 17:07

PilbaraBass wrote:^I'm with you on the BSR..
The Grooveline doesn't look all "that" bad... it kind of grows on you...
like a wart...
:lol:
Ok, maybe I was a bit harsh with that comment. It is quite unique looking and there's nothing wrong with that.
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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by evilgus » 10 Aug 2012, 19:51

Wow, I didn't quite expect that result and I've owned two of them! :)

Slightly off-topic - I played an SR Prestige Ibanez a few weeks back and it actually felt *uncomfortably* close in feel to my Pre-Gib Tobias Signature bass! With a price-tag of $1400 odd, no less! I didn't plug it in, though, but I was still impressed with the quality and wood choices.

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