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Posted by Tristan (188.8.131.52) on October 23, 2002 at 03:31:05:
In Reply to: Re: ESP B-50 posted by Dime on October 23, 2002 at 01:49:35:
: Could you tell what may be/is wrong with ESP?
Ther's nothing wrong with ESP. And I'm not saying buy Fender, although that's obviously how it sounded. The thing is you can get a good bass and a very average bass that are the exact same model (with mass production lines).That is why I say try a bunch, the Fender I played was Mexican and I'm sure they've churned out plenty of worse basses but the one I played was sweet. The problem of consistency probably doesn't occur in high end gear such as MTD, Zon ,Alembic etc. but ESP LTD is made in Korea, that's not necessarily a bad thing but there's no gaurentees.
I think it would be safe to order an ESP, on one site they were listed as the best beginner bass. I like playing solos too so 24 frets would be nice, but when I'm playing with the band there's not many bass solos going, so tone and playability are more important to me than number of frets. And Cliff Burton (early Metallica recordings) played a 20 or 21 fret Rickenbacker and he soloed with the best of 'em.
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