I almost bought a Modern Vintage bass about a year... Show More
ago, but panicked a bit as I hadn't tried one and it was not a "big brand" and so I bought a Fender American Pro II. It played great for a while, but soon the neck fell victim to PEI's range of humidity and it quickly needed a setup, and though it was a good bass, I actually lost interest in it relatively quickly.
Fast forward to July of this year, I was in Toronto and finally had some time to visit Club Bass (went direct from the airport!) and spend a couple hours with Dave trying out the various MV basses and I was instantly hooked at the quality, the feel, the mix of period accurate vintage features with modern twists. The J basses played themselves - I went home and quickly started selling gear to subsidize a MV and am I ever glad I did. The setup was incredible to the point where I had to raise the action slightly because I was so used to needing to dig in but with the MV the response is incredible - more sound, way less effort. I've had to adjust my playing to match in a good way. I recently paired it with a set of Elrick Nickel bass strings and it's even better. The neck is solid - hasn't moved in the slightest in the two months I've had it. Show Less
I purchased this bass in 2022 and it has been one ... Show More
of my main basses since. The 7 pound weight is much appreciated to my heavy bass tired shoulder. The neck plays wonderfully and all 25 frets can be accessed easily. With a lite touch the action can be set so low it plays effortlessly. Electronics are flawless (although dialing in the right tone was a challenge with so much adjustability). The hard shell case completes the package! Great bass!!! Show Less
I'd say Tim pretty much nailed it. There's really ... Show More
nothing not to like about this little beast. Clean, lean (and light), and mean (if you want to push 'er); a small package that delivers a ton of punch. I paired this with the Aerotech 2x12 Slim and it's a pretty killer marriage. Slices right through the mix, with loads of headroom to spare. My band is currently isolating, but that's not stopping me from heading in to our practise room (yes, alone; no, there's nobody else around) now and again to see what else this puppy can do. Tim didn't mention this - but it's kinda cool: 9V, 300ma out on the back to power pedals. And, yeah, a mute that engages the tuner...duh!
I recall (I think) Dave saying he was out of the amp business...welcome back! Show Less