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mfb
11-25-2005, 05:34 PM
Hi this is my first review. I've decided that I've had my bass long enough to finally review it. Well, lets get a goin'.


http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/jm1219/Picture023.jpg

FEATURES/SPECS
-Basswood Body

-Active EQ (volume, tone, pup-blend, gain/preamp, and mid-boost/cut), powered by 9V battery

-MM pup at bridge-position, Jazz-style humbucker at mid-positon.

-String Thru-Body
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/jm1219/Picture018.jpg

-5-piece neck

-Rosewood Fretboard

-24 frets

-35 1/2" scale!

-Grover tuning machines

-Off-set abalone dot inlays with "T" inlay at 12th fret

-Bolt-On
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/jm1219/Picture046.jpg

FEEL
-Smooth, fast neck

-Heavy

-Nicely balanced

-Needs for you to get used to the long scale

-Grips well on your hip when sitting down

RECORDINGS
here, all three tracks are recording samples of this bass. all are using different settings and i change from one pickup to another on numbers 2 and 3 usually on a minute intervals. they are very rough and rushed recordings please dont flame about my playing ability and style, i wsnt worrying about fret buzz or technique or anything technical, its just samples. #3 SUCKS! please fame me for that, i eq'd it all wrong. it sounds like crap.
http://www.soundclick.com/muthafunkabass

OVERALL RATING/COMMENTS
ill give it a 4/5, the looks, to me at least, are very nice and the inside is my fav part tho. its really has great features. but it is heavy and the basswood is not as durable as other woods such as bubinga.

bad pic of me, i look really weird in it:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/jm1219/Picture029.jpg
please give me feedback on my review, i tried hard on making a good one. i would like to know what i did good and what id bad so i can improve on my next review. also tell me if there is anything i should've added to my review, please. sry 56ers.

burtonbassist_102
11-25-2005, 06:38 PM
hey great review. thanks for the soundclips, i appreciate it. :thumb: and dont worry about the delays...im not upset:)

mfb
11-25-2005, 06:41 PM
hey great review. thanks for the soundclips, i appreciate it. :thumb: and dont worry about the delays...im not upset:)
good, i felt bad about not getting them to you, glad you liked it. better examples of this bass will come on my soundclick soon.

Jimbobntnr
11-25-2005, 06:46 PM
Good job.

mfb
11-25-2005, 06:50 PM
Good job.
thx alot.:)

ridethelightning
11-25-2005, 07:42 PM
get rid of that god awful wallpaper border/

mfb
11-25-2005, 07:45 PM
get rid of that god awful wallpaper border/
OMG!!! i know!!! i took the pic in my moms office, i hate it.

mfb
11-25-2005, 08:12 PM
and i would like to post a video for this soon, so guys keep your eye out for that.

Jabawanga
11-25-2005, 10:08 PM
nice bass.

mfb
11-25-2005, 10:35 PM
nice bass.
thx, sum on here hate hte bridge others luv it.:)

Machines
11-26-2005, 01:21 AM
Well, the bridge is defintely original and unique - but i'm afraid I don't like it :(.

Oh by the way you're holding it the wrong way round :p.

mfb
11-26-2005, 01:45 AM
Well, the bridge is defintely original and unique - but i'm afraid I don't like it :(.

Oh by the way you're holding it the wrong way round :p.
:lol:

PainKiller8191
11-26-2005, 11:15 AM
that last bit in #3 could have been entered to that comp we had a couple weeks ago.....

where u could only use open strings or 12th fret harmonics(cant remembet)
anyway only the notes EADG were to be played....

u could have been in it..

mfb
11-26-2005, 11:24 AM
that last bit in #3 could have been entered to that comp we had a couple weeks ago.....

where u could only use open strings or 12th fret harmonics(cant remembet)
anyway only the notes EADG were to be played....

u could have been in it..
yeah, ive gotten good with harmonics because my action is fuucking high.

Bass +1
11-26-2005, 03:35 PM
i hav the same bass- great reveiw

mfb
11-26-2005, 04:38 PM
i hav the same bass- great reveiw
thank you.

Bass +1
11-27-2005, 08:09 AM
oooo i nocticed some tropheys in the pictures. We have an athlectic (Sp?) bass player here!

mfb
11-27-2005, 08:32 AM
yeah i play lots of sports. the trophys are so shiny! :)

Phalanx
11-27-2005, 01:31 PM
man boobs!

mfb
11-27-2005, 01:40 PM
i dont have man boobs. :confused:


especially in that pic.

pukeboy66
11-28-2005, 05:43 AM
no you just wish you did

Bass +1
11-28-2005, 12:39 PM
man boobs!

muthafunkabass, apparentley your hot enough turn on guys - meant as a compliment -


dont ask - im straight

mfb
11-29-2005, 05:03 AM
muthafunkabass, apparentley your hot enough turn on guys - meant as a compliment -


dont ask - im straight
i feel special.:)

Bass +1
11-29-2005, 01:37 PM
Any1 who plays bass is special

mfb
11-29-2005, 01:40 PM
Any1 who plays bass is special
im a special kind of special.:) dont ruin my dreams!!!!!!!!!!!:upset:

Bass +1
11-29-2005, 01:42 PM
Your as special as you think you are... This goes for everyone :thumb:

mfb
11-29-2005, 01:45 PM
Your as special as you think you are... This goes for everyone :thumb:
no, no it doesnt. im special. end of story. even my mommy said so.

Bass +1
11-29-2005, 01:49 PM
This is such an awsome thread.... only special people aloud! (sp?)

mfb
11-29-2005, 01:52 PM
This is such an awsome thread.... only special people aloud! (sp?)
*allowed:thumb:





and everybody who posts in this thread is special.:)

Bass +1
11-29-2005, 02:10 PM
Well i guess this is the thread for this- i just bought a new Cort Action series Bass V version.

My camera is screwed so hers the site- http://www.cort.com/basses/action/index.html


This dark wood finish works for the punk band- plus when i play for my bros band- The Stone Coffin- the low B is just amazing


Scale 34"
Joint Bolt-on
Neck Hard rock maple
Body Agathis
Nut Graphite
Fretboard Rosewood
Pickups neck- Mighty Mite PSJC
bridge- Mighty Mite JSJC
Machine heads Die-cast
Bridge EB7(5)
Fret Large (2.7mm x 1mm)
No.of frets 24
Fretboard width 1F:24F=45mm:68mm
Fretboard radius 15 3/4"
Neck depth 1F:12F=21mm:23mm
Position Inlays White dots
Controls 2vol, 1tone
Hardware Black
Available color BK, WS
Price MSRP $339 USD

Bass +1
11-29-2005, 02:11 PM
Well i guess this is the thread for this- i just bought a new Cort Action series Bass V version.

My camera is screwed so hers the site- http://www.cort.com/basses/action/index.html


This dark wood finish works for the punk band- plus when i play for my bros band- The Stone Coffin- the low B is just amazing


Scale 34"
Joint Bolt-on
Neck Hard rock maple
Body Agathis
Nut Graphite
Fretboard Rosewood
Pickups neck- Mighty Mite PSJC
bridge- Mighty Mite JSJC
Machine heads Die-cast
Bridge EB7(5)
Fret Large (2.7mm x 1mm)
No.of frets 24
Fretboard width 1F:24F=45mm:68mm
Fretboard radius 15 3/4"
Neck depth 1F:12F=21mm:23mm
Position Inlays White dots
Controls 2vol, 1tone
Hardware Black
Available color BK, WS
Price MSRP $339 USD

peace

mfb
11-29-2005, 02:19 PM
Well i guess this is the thread for this- i just bought a new Cort Action series Bass V version.

My camera is screwed so hers the site- http://www.cort.com/basses/action/index.html


This dark wood finish works for the punk band- plus when i play for my bros band- The Stone Coffin- the low B is just amazing


Scale 34"
Joint Bolt-on
Neck Hard rock maple
Body Agathis
Nut Graphite
Fretboard Rosewood
Pickups neck- Mighty Mite PSJC
bridge- Mighty Mite JSJC
Machine heads Die-cast
Bridge EB7(5)
Fret Large (2.7mm x 1mm)
No.of frets 24
Fretboard width 1F:24F=45mm:68mm
Fretboard radius 15 3/4"
Neck depth 1F:12F=21mm:23mm
Position Inlays White dots
Controls 2vol, 1tone
Hardware Black
Available color BK, WS
Price MSRP $339 USD

cool, but ur review should be a new thread. and describe how it feels, just not specs. and wait until you've had the time to test it out for a few months.:thumb:

Bass +1
11-29-2005, 02:24 PM
cool, but ur review should be a new thread. and describe how it feels, just not specs. and wait until you've had the time to test it out for a few months.:thumb:

im defenatly doing this!

mfb
11-29-2005, 04:58 PM
cool, cant wait to see it!

<<<<<>>>>>
11-30-2005, 06:03 AM
cool bass, good review :thumb:

mfb
12-02-2005, 08:45 PM
thx :p

mfb
12-05-2005, 04:40 AM
Well i guess this is the thread for this- i just bought a new Cort Action series Bass V version.

My camera is screwed so hers the site- http://www.cort.com/basses/action/index.html


This dark wood finish works for the punk band- plus when i play for my bros band- The Stone Coffin- the low B is just amazing


Scale 34"
Joint Bolt-on
Neck Hard rock maple
Body Agathis
Nut Graphite
Fretboard Rosewood
Pickups neck- Mighty Mite PSJC
bridge- Mighty Mite JSJC
Machine heads Die-cast
Bridge EB7(5)
Fret Large (2.7mm x 1mm)
No.of frets 24
Fretboard width 1F:24F=45mm:68mm
Fretboard radius 15 3/4"
Neck depth 1F:12F=21mm:23mm
Position Inlays White dots
Controls 2vol, 1tone
Hardware Black
Available color BK, WS
Price MSRP $339 USD

peace
i just noticed, whats agathis?

Killer Fridge
12-05-2005, 02:08 PM
a type of wood

mfb
12-05-2005, 03:04 PM
haha. i just never heard of it before. especially w/ guitars and basses.

mfb
12-06-2005, 07:03 AM
do all corts use agathis?

jaco jr
12-19-2005, 06:22 AM
dude, someone got you a lefty bass. take it back and complain, or alternatively, burn it.
what do you reckon of the traben then, im contemplating an array premium 5 string:confused: