Philippe kirsc 2012-06-07 20:52:14
Yesterday, i went to Trier, Germany, because i wanted to have the
pickups in my esh bass changed. The low and the high strings sound
quiter than the other 3, because the pickup blades are too narrow. I
also took my fender j because i wanted to have new pickups for that one
too. I had tried basslines stacked j’s and i didn’t like them at all. So
i thought maybe the kent armstrongs would do. So i got a set of PUs and
a setups of the J. Boy what a difference! setup is now marvellous! With
a little extra money and work, a standart fender can really sound and
feel great, but right out of the box…
I’ll post a picture of my “customized” J…
Kirk cazee 2012-06-10 14:32:43
How do you like your Esh bass? I have a chance to buy one but I have never
played an Esh. A small review of good and bad would be appreciated.
Philippe kirsc 2012-06-10 14:33:29
So this is what mine is like:
In fact it is a copy. It has an ash body, sunburst, and a rockmaple
neck with a rosewood fingerboard, black hardware. It’s got 2 kent
armstrong musicman pickups, a piezo integrated in the bridge and 4
controls: volume, tone, pickup selector (4 position switch: neck PU, PUs
serial with midboost, PUs parallel, bridgepickup) and a output selector
(4 position switch: studio, passive, passive with piezo, active with
piezo); i.e. you have a lot of sounds at yours fingertips!
Okay, i’ll try to do my best to give you the good and the bad points:
*Very low setup
*Perfect neckshape (well i had it made to my taste, the esh company is
just around the corner over here)
Th pickups have to small pole blades, so the lowb be is a bit weak, BUT
i will have them replaced in 2 weeks.
In general, esh basses are ver good instruments, where you can get
classical sounds out of, as well as more modern ones. What you get for
your money is a lot more than you would get from other companies.
What model could you get?
Let me know if you got one!