Player Comments from Bass Player Live


Jim L.   Vernon, British Columbia   Played an M1-4S & M1-5S

What I Liked:  Solid construction, beautiful finish, unique features w/passive electronics. Can use any brand of string, suspended bridge and tuners that are not near the bridge. Very even sound across the fingerboard.

Thoughts for Improvement:  None

 

Jeff F.   New York, NY   Played an M1-4C

What I Liked:  Thick yet comfortable neck profile.  Tonal diversity, well engineered bridge & tailpiece. Small, sleek headstock.

Thoughts for Improvement: My own playing!!

 

Anon   Miami, FL   Played an M1-4C

What I Liked:  I love the huge neck, electronics are amazing.

Thoughts for Improvement:  The mid switch is a bit weird but I'm sure I would get used to it.

 

Yusef C.   Washington, DC   Played an M1-4S

What I Liked:  I love the feel and sound of the bass

Thoughts for Improvement:  No improvement

 

Andrew D.   San Jose, CA   Played an M1-4S & C1-4C

What I Liked:  Balance, tone

Thoughts for Improvement:  Volume pot didn't turn smoothly

 

Clyde C.   No Location Given   Played an M1-5S

What I Liked:  Cool design

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Daniel D.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4C

What I Liked:  Very easy to tune, the mechanisms work smoothly and a great range of passive tones.  Neck plays very easily. Lightweight!!

Thoughts for Improvement:  The thickness of the neck somewhat off-putting. Try options for a conventional neck profile.

 

Jonathan A.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4S, M1-4C & M1-6S

What I Liked:  Harmonics were crystal cleasr and glass-like.  Even sustain on the harmonics.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Thinner Neck profile

 

Curtis R.   Sacramento, CA   Played and M1-4S & M1-4C/FB

What I Liked:  Very unique, very balanced, tight tension and a very bright, responsive tone.

Thoughts for improvement:  Action was a little high, maybe needs an adjustment on the tensioner before the saddles.

 

Martin D.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4C

What I Liked:  Wood.  A great bass.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Thanks 2 YOU!

 

Peter V.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4C

What I Liked:  It was well balanced and great tone

Thoughts for improvement:  Make the neck skinnier

 

Enrique H.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-4S

What I Liked:  Tonal range, weight, neck feeling

Thoughts for Improvement:  None

 

Jeff K.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-4S   

What I Liked:  Loved the tone control - mid choices, the neck, tuning system

Thoughts for Improvement:  None 

 

Axel B.   No Location Given   Played an M1-5S

What I Liked:  New ideas, tuning system, passive circuitry

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Doug R.   No Location Given   Played an M1-5S & M1-5C

What I Liked:  I love the wooden bridge and nut, lots of tone!

Thoughts for Improvement:  An active pickup option?

 

Taylor H.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-5C

What I Liked:  The size of the neck but still light weight

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Marcelyn M.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-5S

What I Liked:  Wood, sound

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

Gordon B.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-4C/FB & M1-5C

What I Liked:  The low B string has the perfect growl for the industrila metal I play in Mankind is Obsolete.  The overall tone is awesome.  This bass would be my go-to for this style.

Thoughts for Improvement:  I love it! No improvement necessary!

 

Adam L.   Detroit, MI   Played an M1-4C/FB

Things I liked:  Big sound; I could get a ton of different sounds out of it without even touching the amp.

Thoughts for Improvement:  The positions on the mid selector were a little stiff for me.

 

Alex G.   Central Valley, CA   Played and M1-4C

Things I Liked:  The thick neck!

Thoughts for Improvement:  The positiopn of the knob by the top horn

 

L.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4C/FB

What I Liked:  Great neck!  Love the bass.

Thoughts for Improvement:  

 

Thom B.   No Location Given   Played and M1-4S

What I Liked:  The rounded neck contour felt comfortable.  Intuitive controls.

Thoughts for Improvement:  A bit tight on the spacing between the fingerboard and pickup for slap playing.

 

Steve C.   Nashville, TN   Played an M1-4S & M1-4C

What I Liked:  String spacing on the 1-4S was great - neck feels great.  tone was great as well.

Thoughts for Improvement:  I like a traditional input jack but I'm also an old soul. Thanks Guys!

 

Ariane C.   San Francisco, CA   Played an M1-5S

What I Liked:  Fine craftsmanship, great details such as bridge, cable input, mid select.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Neck feels too thick for me and I'd want the ramp (i.e. Funk Plate - editor)

Funny Movie!  Respect for fine instruments

 

Chelsea S.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4S & M1-6S

What I Liked:  Beautiful punch, which is what I'm always looking for!  Great tone and I love the push-pull tone knob to go with the mid-range adjuster.  Love the violin aspects, esp the floating bridge.

Thoughts for Improvement:  I have tiny hands so the neck is a tad too thick for me.  I'd also like a bass booster along with the bass reducer.  Love them!

 

Bill C.   No Location Given   Played an M1-4C

What I Liked:  Great mid-range, fantastic neck

Thoughts for Improvement:

 

William G.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-4C

Things I Liked:  Nice eq settings and very nice woods.  Awesome, natural sound.

Thoughts for Improvement:  The neck is huge; it is very hard to maneuver.  Also the gap between the strings and body is large so I would need the ramp (i.e. Funk Plate - editor) to play.

 

Clinton S.   Los Angeles, CA   Played an M1-4C/FB

Things I Liked:  The sound was great.  I loved the feel of the neck.  The wood work looks great too.

Thoughts for Improvement:  Price could come down a bit.

 

Douglas C.   Hollywood, CA   Played an M1-4C

Things I liked:  A very unique tuning system.  Extremely well balanced

Thoughts for Improvement: