As title I’ve finally got my new Bass after a false start; in a way I’m glad the first one was faulty!
It’s made by Cort and it’s a mid range model that was originally around the £530 mark but as it was an ex Cort display instrument it cost me £350 which was an amazing deal for what it is!
All in good time, the frets are rather a lot father apart when you have a 34” scale length, I can just about do a 2 fret stretch from fret 1 on it, on a guitar I can do fret 1 to fret 5, that’s quite a difference especially when you want to play something that’s fast!
I’ve set myself a difficult to do, I want to learn the bass part to Muse Hysteria, it’s very fast and needs a very fast plucking style which I’ve not really tried yet!
Am I seeing this right? Are there two thin veneers between the body and the cap, or is that a perfect pinstripe that’s been done with stain? I’m not seeing the grain carry through from the cap to that pinstripe detail. It’s a pretty slick bit of finish work either way, with one being only slightly more impressive than the other!
You see it right, it’s thin veneer under the cap! I couldn’t believe it myself when I first saw it, that sort of detail is usually reserved for the top notch stuff!
The finishing is faultless, and the setup was spot on I had a very quick look at a few of the Cort electric guitars while I was waiting, they’re just the same, super good value for money!
That is some next-level detail right there, and you scored in a huge way by getting all of that for just £350, you can color me jealous!
One thing that I don’t think a lot of people know, or if they do they don’t appreciate it, is just how many of the big brand name players are manufactured by Cor-Tek. Their own house-branded Cort guitars and basses deserve so much more recognition than they get. Though I guess if that was the case they’d cost a lot more than they do.
Looks like some serious bang for your buck on that, Darrell- more like rocket fuel than GAS
Tor says the Hysteria bassline is the reference point his mates quote when comparing how well someone plays bass. Just had a peek at the clip and it looks like a serious workout
The first time I ever became aware of the bass involved in a song was age 12- Gary Thain’s basslines in Uriah Heep’s Wonderworld. Still love it
It’s so nice to see where you are today, compared with your trials a couple of years ago. You deserve the bass, the ukes, the guitars… the lot!
Keep on rockin’
It’s not actually a difficult bass line to learn, there’s a lot of use of open strings in it, the hard part is the plucking speed, it’s all 1/16th notes at 93bpm, at the moment I’m up to about 40bpm, it’s gonna take a while to get up to speed
It really is a great bass and well worth what it cost; if it was a big brand it would probably have been at least double the price, it’s very much like the Harley Benton stuff.