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The qtb part refers to the finish. There's a black one, a white one, and the one I have which has a subtle purple quilting effect. 

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The finish is actually brown even though it looks red.

The progressive series is old but I like them. So much so that i bought 3 of them. They're really lightweight, flexible with the pickups, and can provide a good upgrade platform if necessary. There seems to be an issue with them eating batteries though, and I've noticed that with some of mine, so I only use with in passive mode. I think the feel of them is fantastic though, and awesome value for money.

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4 minutes ago, stewblack said:

No. Others disagree, but any changes I've made have been made for fun, not necessity. 

Tbh, in the video review posted above, I think the 4 sounds better than a lot of the actual MM reviews sound. Which isn’t to say the bass itself sounds better, but it shows it’s capable of sounding perfectly fine. 

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27 minutes ago, TheLowDown said:

There seems to be an issue with them eating batteries though

Whether this has been addressed or not I can't say. I can say I put a Lidl rechargeable 9v in mine sometime early this year and when I picked it up today it was still fine. 

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11 hours ago, Basscabman said:

I really fancy one of these, Anyone tried one?

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Purchased one last week , as @stewblack said great variety of sounds on offer the 5 way switch is very effective to change tone mid-song.

See more details on the Bitsa thread.  

 

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12 hours ago, 4000 said:

Tbh, in the video review posted above, I think the 4 sounds better than a lot of the actual MM reviews sound. Which isn’t to say the bass itself sounds better, but it shows it’s capable of sounding perfectly fine. 

The chap playing in that video would make anything sound good ☺️

But I agree, it is a winner!

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17 hours ago, stewblack said:

Whether this has been addressed or not I can't say. I can say I put a Lidl rechargeable 9v in mine sometime early this year and when I picked it up today it was still fine. 

Yup, well it didn't happen all the time but I'd noticed it at least once.

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In the pictures  the standard MB4 looks fractionally different to the black one...pickup in a slightly different position, slightly different shape to the pickguard.  I don't know if theats an old pic that Thomann are using or if it really is different to the black one.

Certainly theyre both Basswood, same pickups, etc.

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5 hours ago, TheLowDown said:

I've heard that the pics that they use are slightly different to the bass that you receive due to legal considerations.

What legal considerations would that be ?

 

Thomann's a multi million concern not some fly by night Ali Express vendor.

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On 22/09/2020 at 21:05, rushbo said:

Sigh. I wish I was cool enough to play one of those.

 

I'm not cool enough, but I'm tempted!

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I think its probably just an olde picture.  I can't see why they'd  make a fractionally different version of the same instrument solely so they couldmpaint it black. Is there a burst MB4 owner out there who could slap up a pic?

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Uh oh.... now things could be about to get messy...I don't know if it particularly sounds like a R1ck though.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Bassfinger said:

They've  had some very good reviews.

Do you hear that distant rumble? Is it thunder in the mountains... or perhaps the marching hordes of lawyers dispatched by John Hall?

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When you factor in the high end of their range, which I've been to mean to try yet, I'd say quite a few! 

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1 hour ago, SICbass said:

Do you hear that distant rumble? Is it thunder in the mountains... or perhaps the marching hordes of lawyers dispatched by John Hall?

Those RB414's were released back in 2015  with not a peep from John Hall.  

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I really fancy trying their 6 string bass.  Doesn’t look like it only costs £300-odd.

Anyone tried one?

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1 hour ago, Pea Turgh said:

I really fancy trying their 6 string bass.  Doesn’t look like it only costs £300-odd.

Anyone tried one?

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The 4 string is on my watchist but it's a bit too expensive for me right now. 

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