New, cheap, fanned fret 5 & 6 string basses from Gear4music's house brand

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  1. nedheftyfunk

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    They look interesting, does anyone ever tried them?
     
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    for 400$ I'm very intrigued.
     
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    A big fuck you for posting that. Now I want one! :lol: Those look super cool for the price. The neck joint is nice, love the offset dots, love the FB binding, love the scale length. And they're kind of Stream-y looking.
     
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    My 4 string fanfret redsub is the best bass ive ever played.

    These look absolutely unreal. They are like unearthed gems

    Proper underrated. For £299 and under, these look insane
     
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    The demo vids they released sounds better than I expected



    might pick up one of these, especially with that nice ~36 inch low end
     
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    that sound in that demo video shows they pretty much know exactly who their target audience is. has anyone in the us ordered from a euro shop? is it really 402 out the door or am i going to get hit with something else somewhere along the line?
     
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    That purple 6 string will be mine
     
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    We can be Eskimo brother's
     
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    I'm definitely feeling the Stream vibe. Maybe a little Sandberg 45 around the upper bouts. I wonder how it balances. It doesn't sound half bad in the demo, but at its price, it could be a great candidate for an electronics swap.

    I know burl hate is getting cliche around here, but I really wish there was a solid color version. :D
     
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    Nice scale length choice, they come with D'Addarios (must be 'super long' 38" winding length) and it looks like they have maxed out the scale while still being able to use many string brands (38" winding is common).
    I actually quite like the shape as it is quite clean and modern, although the strap button positioning is of course really bad for reach and balance.
     
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    i dont often comment on people who are clearly just spewing bullshit to sound like they have something to say but this time im curious. where should the strap button be o great leo fender reincarnate?
     
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    Have you considered decaf, Genghis?
     
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    I'm not even a 49ers fan I just got way too into it and the energy had no where to go.
     
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    Ordered a 5string version the first day they announced it before namm. Figured for the price and with the return policy, there's no loss. Plus I love supporting brands like this who don't just pump out the same J and P basses until the sun dies out. They also released a budget line of multi scale 7 and 8 strings called subzero I think. Even they look pretty solid for the price. I'll update here, Reddit, and facebook groups when the bass comes in. Im obviously going for the dingdong tone hahah

    *Edit : reddit .. not reverb lol
     
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    Alamanceguitar Deadbolt that fraking door.

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    I do agree, the work on those guitars seems on par with some budget import options, prob not worth anything for those with any decent collection but Im just stoked they seem to be growing out of their little fender Gibson rendition bubbl. These could definitely be some solid first offs for beginner youngins interested in heavier genres. I remember having to drop tune my epiphone lp sixer to B when I was younger trying to learn a black rose burial riffs haha. I definitely would have used that pizza delivery cash on one of these instead if it had been around.
     
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    Maybe you misunderstood, i meant that the strap button positioning is bad for reach and balance, which it clearly is, but ... i accept that with that body shape it cannot be in a good position as there is no horn.
    So i am essentially saying that this would need a different body design for reasonable reach and balance.

    However, even with this body design, the button would be far better placed on the back of the body as close as possible to the neck.
    Partly because being placed closer to the neck helps balance, especially at higher playing angles. But mostly because ... look at the image ... at any playing angle above horizontal the strap is being pulled off the button, it will be completely insecure, strap locks will be needed.

    Also, i object to being associated with Leo Fender, i dislike Fenders and that company =)
     
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