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Posted by Vando (188.8.131.52) on June 05, 2003 at 15:41:17:
In Reply to: Corts? posted by Ali on May 28, 2003 at 21:19:43:
I'm going to go with Steve on this one... Great job on covering the electronics - Bill Bartolini is very accessible, I had one of his hybrid MM pickups in a Stingray years ago and he was a great resource. For my money, you can't do better than Bartolini.
I also own the Curbow 6 with the MK-1 electronics. I was going to upgrade to the US made stuff, but haven't needed to. I've found the output a bit hot with slap (you can adjust, but there's a fine line between what is fat & juicy to me and what is not), but I use a dbx compressor anyway and it's beautiful. I play all styles and this bass fits them all well. I gig 8-12 times a month and I actually purchased this as a backup for my Pedulla Thunderbass T-6. Everyone liked the sound of the Cort better -- and we're talking about a $4000 price difference. The Luthite is actually great for bass tone and I don't worry about damage (I was freaky about taking the Pedulla out to clubs).
It is very stable, stays in tune well -- it's even got a three way adjustable bridge (I've always been a fan of the ABMs, and this is very close). No complaints, I bought it as a backup two years ago and it's been my main bass since. I've been wanting to try the fretless version, because the mid on this bass is so alive it would make a fantastic fretless (even better than my Warwick, which has always been my fav).
Hope this helps!
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