Hey guys, I recently was asked to join my buddy's band on bass and after a month or so of rehearsing with them I think it's time for me to get my own bass and possibly a rig
With that said, I'm really digging the looks and the vibe of this Fender Aerodyne bass. Has anyone played it? How are the pickups?
Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass: Shop Bass & Other Musical Instruments | Musician's Friend
I was originally going to get a 5 string bass for a 35" scale because this band tunes to C and drop A# but the sleekness and thinness of this bass and it's all black hardware / theme is calling my name. Not to mention ever since stumbling on this live video of Sybreed (who also tune to drop A#) I've been wanting to play one.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okj2DPTnAJM]Sybreed Live (HD) - Electronegative / Bioactive - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Also one thing scaring me is the body is made of basswood so I'm not sure how toneful it is for the asking price of $800; however I would not buy it new and wait til I could get a used one at a decent price
FWIW I've also been looking at the Ibanez SR505's, used OLP basses, Schecters, and LTD's. Right now I've been borrowing an Ibby SR506***(wrote 706 before; and I'm playing with a pick), which sounds and plays fantastic but I don't think I need 6 strings
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While I haven't played that bass, I love my Mexi Jazz V and the pickups should be similar quality. Basswood will give a different sound, but not bad. And FWIW, I prefer 34"-scale for anything that's not tuned lower than Bb. A and lower gets ugly, but even then it works with thicker strings.