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Musician ... - Reviews Ibanez MC940

Low Japanese manufacture of 70/80 years.
The body is ash, with handle 34 "scale maple and walnut crossing in and the key is bne is a fretless 24" squares. "Class.

The fittings are gold but mcaniques money but I have been to me that rdigeant this article is that bell has not so much. I look pictures on the net and apparently it's original, bizarre as choice. The bridge looks solid and he does his job.

2 microphones, a large single coil in the bridge position of the size of a soapbar and a very large pav whose magnets are disposs as a micro precision in the neck position.

For rglages was:
1 volume
1 balance
Swtich 1 active / passive
1 tone (which operates in passive only)
1 bass knob
1 mdium knob (push / pull-changing mdium frquence on mine, I do not know if it is original)
1 treble knob

The low even uses STING.
This is a very, very, very good bass, really well built, has exudes efficiency and quality. It has an aesthetic a bit dated, but do vintage! I personally am not a fan of vintage, but I forgive him largely by manufacturing quality and especially SOUND!

I put 9, not 10, because of lesthtique.


Handle: it is a wonder. I rarely (if ever) been such a comfort to play. I have several other low, and frankly see. This is the best round 4 strings on which I played. We have a good access to acute (neck-through requires ...), the notes enchanent writ v is that of happiness.

For ergonomics, it is a bit heavy, with a good strap passes. Sitting it tends to slip a little but nothing wicked good.

Gets it easy to sound good?
Yes. Active Llectronique is very effective, we do what we want, passive was a terrible sound.
Versatile wish, it really has a very tight sound palette.

I put 10 because for me the weight is a false problem, then we saw heavier ...


The sound is the strong point of this bass.
I play a bit of everything, jazz, funk, pop, salsa, variety predilection but my style is flamenco. In all cases, a ring, and not a little. It is not for nothing that this bass is a reference number!

The neck pickup has a deep sound, rich and deep. The bridge pickup sounds more condensed prcis but sweet, has Pastorius. I t very surprised that the mix of the two microphones give its fairly modern!

What sonorits you prfrez, you dtestez?
It's simple, as long as not grow eq Basically, I like the sound of this bass. In all configurations was a musical sound.

I put 10 without hesitation.


I use it for a few months and I'm entirely satisfied.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I have several other low, especially a Fender Musicman Stingray and Jazzbass but it were not what I was looking for.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Most: playing comfort, SOUND
The least: Heuu ... maybe the volume difference between the two microphones, but it's really just Dtail ...

Overall rating: 9 because the vintage look is not my thing.