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youen13emedunom's review - Cort RB5

This is a real plus is Korean and she says (see back of the head).

To complement the previous opinions:
- Swamp ash body ("light" compared to other wood of the same species, made more subtle musical told that alder - among the ancient Germans, it was believed that the male gender was from an ash, the women's one but alder we do not make me say ...); oh, well maple veneer for the top class, but here everyone is there now on mid-range.
- 24 frets, fret zero (the strings sound like fretted notes for more sound unit) = 35''tune with better definition of the notes because length of vibrating strings, but most important keys longer at the top of handle, have joints! Hipshot good mechanical and especially electronic Bartolini MK1 ...

UTILIZATION

The handle, fairly flat (the apologists of Warwick, these beautiful Yule log, can spend their way) but really fast is fun and a little forget the tune of 35''hard to deal with for someone like me small appendages (above). We ride them everywhere, including down, with all the sonic palette of a 5-string * 24 frets.
This bass has a reasonable weight and is remarkably balanced, evidence that the handle is well designed. Mechanical tough-Maousse that take the agreement to the bottom of the gig bag, but to set the code of LA with the gear hanging around his neck, you need a long arm and fist to some (!).
The right sound? yes and we'll just talk about it below ...

SOUNDS

Most of the sound of this bass (with the ash can be: performed unplugged it seems to me it has a wide spectrum of sound with bass and treble distinct mediums) has Bartos microphones: two blocks close enough the each other while each with its personality and, importantly, an output level equivalent (not the usual "grosbiboulga" side neck against "coincoincoincouac" side bridge). So, you want to try something other than the center position, the balance between the two microphones being subtly dosed for once. Please note, three EQ knobs are terribly effective, it's low superactivated!; Can decrease or increase low, mid and treble in a truly spectacular - beware if you add speakers including bass! As a huge versatility limitations are: it does not sound like a bass, the sound will never really roots, and will go ringing Fender Fender. But you can go Mowton.
The sound? When j'eu out my credit card the salesman told me it was the sound suddenly cold and he did not like ... I basically played this bass quietly at home and I realized slowly that he felt like a cold is malleable, a little impersonal, through this so versatile electronic fifth gear that can take you very far in the violence of sound, but never end up in an atmosphere "blast" at Warwick. To compare with the large directory (if I may), if the Rickenbacker 4003 would, according to legend, a "piano sound", the RB you might think of 5 times (with the media at 0 and mics in the center position) to a harpsichord (!) (the classy for my taste) so it will never heat nor heroic Precision chiadé rough grain of the Jazz Bass ... on the other hand, to be tested by repeated in difficult conditions (with dippers of distos scratch), I can testify that one can find a place in the battle by playing with the famous EQ like a medieval knight making reels with a two-handed sword or, closer to us with a good big Music Man. I would bring still more of an active jazz bass with superior efficacy in terms of versatility and dynamic, a little at a panzer which, I admit, may have a chilling ...
I like the sounds? y 'to a lot, certainly that's not all in the middle, it's usually the media in the lower house but present in repeated. I finally ended by stressing the tremendous fishery of the notes played on the E string and the (already present unplugged), musicality and good definition of the B string and the next lens on the side of Sol Ré.
While only 8 of 10 chrome to be honest but please!

OVERALL OPINION

Purchased in 2006, little used by repeating, often at home directly in the chain, I have not found the perfect amp to complete it.
My favorite: a little while, the wood, natural finish, the original features (neck, body shape and especially of the head: what has been done over from the original Precision), the massive bridge, the setting Easy truss road at the base of the handle, aesthetics (aah available knobs!), the pleasure of contemplating and especially the electronic thunder of God.
What I like least: the fifth string because I do not use (but it's my fault, it also comes in 4 C), the great pace too much for me as I am handicapped despite the ease the handle, perhaps unconsciously to the side of low-bulky guy (though I am an in principle) that the fact that I rarely go out.
I do not use it enough to afford the luxury of keeping it, but paradoxically if it was necessary to keep only one it may well be this one I would choose, reasonably, because you can make a bit of everything with, let alone what could bring her a tube preamp with a good ...
At the time of purchase was my second bass, but I made a big enough experience since I write this post so knowingly.
Value: one is in Cort is ready to be equivalent to Ibanez with more character and can be a better finish (to the possible relocation of the factory in Pyongyang in the event of reconciliation between the two Koreas, one can always dream). Ibanez in ergonomics, so that when I return home it will be by Barto douilleterie probably via Ibanez.
With experience ..? if I had several groups and one three times so low, or if I was from the merger or the bare metal or black music. But I'm just British rock in trench coat cracked under the arms ...
For this low forms Fellini I declare with the maestro: Eight and a Half.