Nice buy @LesterH . Enjoy
My SR still remains my go to bass . So light and yet so full of tone
Nice buy @LesterH . Enjoy
@mac I have owned Ibanez basses in the years past but really wasn’t a bass player and they were the Gio series not the SR. I enjoyed them but there is a significant playability upgrade and tone with the active electronics on this thing. Not too mention it is probably half the weight of my J bass lol
The electronics are good although I don’t use them often but there’s a real noticeable difference in weight between mine and my Fender or Rickenbacker. I can actually carry the bass and a cup of coffee in one hand while opening the door with the other ( I do not recommend or condone this stupidity but I can be a lazy bum lol )
I have a SR655E and I really like it, but my bridge pickup has an annoying high frequency buzz (the J pickup is the bridge pickup I guess) too. Need to open the bass up and see why. But a great bass otherwise!
@EBXEBX hopefully you get everything worked out! Good luck
Might not be anything inside the bass; it could also be picking up electrical interference from something through the pickup. P/J basses only have one J so they are lacking the hum-cancelling you get with a bass that has two counter-wound J’s. My P/J is more sensitive to noise than my J/J used to be, or my guitar is. Or my dual humbucker, but that should be obvious
Not to mention lower priced Fenders are made at cort factory in Indonesia too
I see I am not the only one with bridge pickup buzz. Maybe if grounds are ok I will someday change the lower pickup.
Anybody remember Hamer basses? Those basses were so heavy you almost needed a crane to lift it
Nice, Lester! Looks like pretty tight string spacing there!?!
There is a pickup upgrade for the Ibanez which gets rid and f the buzz but I’m sorry I can’t remember the make at the moment
I can’t believe I didn’t include that little fact in there too. I’ve looked at heaps of Cort factory Fenders…
The sustain is indeed incredible
Yep, Indonesia’s probably making the best basses in the world for the price. Ibanez midrange production models, Yamaha midrange production models, Cort, Squier, etc. All fantastic instruments in the sub-$1k range. Usually much less than $1k.
@joergkutter it is a pretty tight spacing but very easy to play especially if your chording above the 12th fret playing extended chords
Well, OK, I can see that… now, I just need to learn how to play chords That is where I envy you guitar players; that is where you really can apply a lot of your previous know-how!
@joergkutter I can see that being an advantage. To be honest learning scales has helped tremendously. Putting together tritones etc. if you learn the Nashville number system it was a big help as well being able to see the root 3rd 5th 7th etc allowed me to build chord shapes just knowing the root then say flat 7 and so on it is so hard to type this all out on my phone and make sense I am sorry for the confusion lol
Yes, I can often arppegiate chords, but strumming chords is tough as my fingers turn into a pretzel… and then especially going from one chord to another with any decent speed - that is really hard!
No problem - I can’t do this on a phone either