It was a craigslist steal at $150. Strings are at least a year old but is awesome. The strings are pretty much gigantic compared to the GHS's I have on the Milestone but I think I'm ok with that. That's my big reason for this post as I don't know ANYTHING about bass strings. They seem like a totally different monster and guitar strings are complicated enough finding a good pair of 7 strings (which don't exist BTW...)
So if anyone has experience with this bass and could help point a guy in the direction of these requirements ala strings I'd appreciate it!
- going for a Justin Chancelor kind of sound. Chords, delayed clean, slight dist when needed. Nice high end
- I'm a guitar player and use .11-.56+.068 strings. I'm used to tree trunks but since I play bass like I play guitar the speed requirements might mean slightly smaller tree trunks on the bass.
-The E is dropped to D almost always.
- The B I'd like to drop to A sometimes. It handles it ok now; is a little floppy but as most of the drop A stuff is softer it's ok. There are some real heavy/fast A things I'd like to incorporate but if need be I can just use the 2nd A? For now?
Also what cheap things can I do to improve sound? Like I hear "proper shielding thrown around and "better preamp." I imagine the preamp is $$$ but shielding? Can I get an explanation on this front?
Also, does anybody know if this guy's got one solid body? Or a bunch o different pieces? Always prefer the natty woods so would be cool down the line
Pics? It's just a standard black gsr206
Most solid finishes, especially on entry level instruments, are covering less-than-pretty woods and multiple body laminates.