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Old 14th October 2009 , 04:09 PM
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Brill thanks davey.

Hopefully should be ok with the width of neck been playing 7 string guitars for about past 10 years or so- but yeah it was kind of playing on my mind and the weight obviously with having a bad back. I think the 5 string makes sense as I get everything I need in one bass amd saves space.
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Old 15th October 2009 , 09:01 AM
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No worries dude.

Let us know how you get along. If you need any more advice just give us a shout.
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Ok little bit more advice.

Active or passive pickups? How does the whole active pickup thing work? Am I going to have to change the battery every couple of weeks or does it last longer? Are active pickups louder/more responsive? I am mainly looking to play Rock/alternative/prog/metal on it.
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Batteries last a long time so don't let that stop you. Active pickups tend to allow more toneshaping but when it comes right down to it, the sound is never quite as 'weighty' as you get out of passive pickups (and I'm talking as a long time bass player with a couple of very high-end basses). Much as I love my active basses, for recording I always reach for a passive precision or jazz.
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Batteries last a long time so don't let that stop you. Active pickups tend to allow more toneshaping but when it comes right down to it, the sound is never quite as 'weighty' as you get out of passive pickups (and I'm talking as a long time bass player with a couple of very high-end basses). Much as I love my active basses, for recording I always reach for a passive precision or jazz.
Spot on. You can't beat a passive precision on recording. You can't shift that p-bass sound on a track, it never gets lost.

Yeah, you havn't got to worry about changing batteries. Every 2 years or so? *Shrugs* It all depends. It's not one worth worrying about.
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Ended up getting the Ibanez Gio soundgear 5 string bass. Not too expensive but its good for me. Not too heavy as well. Can't afford a Fender but they do sounds lovely. Thanks for everyones help.
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Nice one dude. Hope it's working well for you.
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