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TotakekeMelee

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Hello fellow members, my name is TotakekeMelee (a combination of GameCube classics). I'm an avid bass player nowadays, and also keep on electric guitar.

I have a question. Currently, I am receiving a Cort Artisan B4 bass guitar as my only present for Christmas this year. However, I was wondering if there were another bass out there I could get that was no higher than $500-$600. I'm looking for something that delivers a heavy slap and finger while being lightweight without a large neck (which is why I've chosen the Cort so far). I was thinking of getting a W bass, but they're too expensive. What do you guys here think? Your suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you.

"I reject your reality and substitute my own."
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Howdy TkM and welcome to the lowdown.

 

I bought a Cort GB 75 recently and I really like it. It has alot of nice features for an inexpensive bass and sounds good to boot. I don't think it's heavy at all and it's a five string. I do have a nice wide padded leather strap though.

 

There are several other brands you can get in that price range. Japanese or Mexican Fender, Ibanez, Peavy, and Yamaha to name a few. The main thing is that you want to pick out a bass like you would a guitar. Find one that fits you, and looks and sounds good to you. I bought my Cort for those reasons and I'm very happy with it.

 

Hang around awhile, there are lots of nice and knowledgable people here.

 

Jim

 

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Sweet. Is that yours Luke?

 

No - that one is not mine, but I had one.

 

I'm sorry that I sold it, and I'm very seriously considering buying another (haha - you don't know what you've got 'till it's gone).

 

They're a great bass - lovely build quality, and Seymour Duncan sjb3, and smb4 pups along with a Duncan Designed preamp.

 

Here are pictures of mine from when I sold it:

 

http://www.comcen.com.au/~eberbachl/pics/cort1.jpg

 

http://www.comcen.com.au/~eberbachl/pics/cort2.jpg

 

http://www.comcen.com.au/~eberbachl/pics/cort3.jpg

 

http://www.comcen.com.au/~eberbachl/pics/cort4.jpg

 

:thu:

 

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Visit my band's new web site.

 

www.themojoroots.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome. I don't know what other instruments are available in your area. Where I live, it would take me a long time to play everything in that price range. Along with the previous posts, Schecter, Spector, and Peavey are brands that come to mind.

 

But if you want a Cort, and want to slap, you need the Funk Machine. I've seen TM Stevens, and he is a fine player in both the slap and fingerstyle world (and has ridiculously long fingers). Most of all, he's entertaining and fun, and doesn't throw tons of chops and flash continuously. Nice guy as well.

 

Tom

http://www.cort.co.kr/DataBank/product/model/Signature/view/Funkmachine.jpg

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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Thanks! Well, there was this one switch on the Cort Curbow that my church has that seemed to have something called a slap switch (except I couldn't tell if it was on or off, as there were no indicators!). A Funk Machine sounds right up my alley, though, as I really love funky bass lines. Thanks for all of the recommendations so far, guys!
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Thanks! Well, there was this one switch on the Cort Curbow that my church has that seemed to have something called a slap switch (except I couldn't tell if it was on or off, as there were no indicators!). A Funk Machine sounds right up my alley, though, as I really love funky bass lines. Thanks for all of the recommendations so far, guys!

 

The slap switch on the Cort basses is a switch that imposes a pre-defined EQ setting on the bass that is a "typical" slap configuration.

 

I'm not sure of the exact frequency cut/boost they use, but typically it will be boosting the lows and highs, and scooping out some mids for slap.

 

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