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  1. I have the very same Bass VI. I don't think I would ever use it in a band situation, but it's certainly fun to noodle on, and they look amazing with the white/tort blocks and binding.

  2. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1434527197' post='2800349']
    Well an update - I`ve gone and bought a couple (one for regular use, one as backup), and used one at gigs over the weekend (with provided rigs) and finally at rehearsal last night with my own rig. And am soooooo pleased - the sound was excellent, exactly what I`ve been trying to get, absolutely spot-on, sits really aggressively in the mix but without a harsh top end. Playability is great, build quality is great, it just shows that sometimes you have to trust your instincts, or in this case, ears.

    Obviously some pictures would go down a treat!

  3. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1433106320' post='2787951']
    Well I`m a bit confused, I love the sound of my two 78 Precisions, much more than the US Standard I`ve just sold, yet the MIMs sound soooo good. I`m not bothered about taking a 78 Precision out to gig with, that`s what they`re there for, but I`m really considering going down the MIM route. The scenario in my original post has happened too often for it to be coincidence - and we`re talking named bands as well, not only weekend warriors like myself. My ears obviously love the tone of the MIMs. And have to say, having had a couple of the post 2008 ones, they`re darn good players too.

    Maybe you should pick up Karl's Dee Dee bass as a tester! Or one of these:


  4. [quote name='Lozz196' timestamp='1433017423' post='2787158']

    That`s it. After listening to said bassists I spoke to them and said how great I thought their tone was. Virtually all said "it`s only a Mexican", almost apologetically, or like they were embarrassed to admit it. Not in my book - if an instrument sounds great it sounds great, where it`s made doesn`t really count.

    Herts Bash P-bass challenge. 'Nuff said really.

    I haven't played that many US Fenders, but I wasn't bowled over by the ones I have. To this day the best two Fender basses I've played are the Roadworn Mike Dirnt P (incredible neck, amazing tone) and my Hoppus P. Both Mexican made.

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