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    My latest pawn shop score: Ibanez SRX690EX
    Evidently the price tag was mislabeled, but I give the guy credit, he honored it. I'm sure that he was sad to see it go at the price though.

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    Very nice! Are those some kinda rail pickups? I can't quite see.
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    No. I think that they're similar to MM. They sound quite good.

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    Sweet!

    The only thing missing from my lineup is something with humbuckers. Love the offset dots, and that top is the stuff.

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    Did I mention that it's neck through?

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    Whoa... I hate neck thru guitars, but I need to give them a shot on basses.

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    Does it sound like a Music Man? Or does it have its own unique thing going on?
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    I honestly wouldn't know, as I've never played one.

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    I think MM basses usually have the pickup further from the bridge.

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    Probably. Like I said, I've never played one. I do recall that the pickups look similar to what's on this Ibanez. Which is probably where Ibanez copied them from. They have those fat round pole pieces.

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    Just spent some time putting it through it's paces after getting the amp dialed in yesterday. Wow.
    Funny thing is, I dialed in the amp trying to get rid of a buzz that I kept hearing. Finally gave up as "good enough". Today I discovered a small plank of wood leaning against the speaker grill, promptly removed it. "Good enough" suddenly became "just fine".
    Now, just using the onboard controls of the bass, I can go from D.D. Vernie to Jaco, to Stanley Clarke, to Entwisle, Squire... Anyway, you get the idea.
    Now I'm going to have to play my Jackson so I can compare the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    Whoa... I hate neck thru guitars, but I need to give them a shot on basses.
    I love neck through. The only thing that holds me back from them is the price. On this one, the price was more than just right.

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    Nice score buddy!
    Laying down some lows!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    Whoa... I hate neck thru guitars, but I need to give them a shot on basses.
    Please elaborate on your distaste of thru neck... what's not to love? -unless you have stock in Mighty Mite or Warmoth.
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    The only downside that I can see with either set or neck through instruments is if they get damaged they're more difficult to repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Please elaborate on your distaste of thru neck... what's not to love? -unless you have stock in Mighty Mite or Warmoth.
    I think it's the lack of neck angle in relation to the body. I had a really nice Ibanez RG and a REALLY nice Charvel Model 6. Ultimately, there was something that kept em from bonding with either. Whenever I played a Soloist in a store, I ended up like the Dinky better. Same with the Ibanez stuff. Always loved the bolt-on counterparts, and there was some weird X factor that kept me from really loving the neck thrus.

    What makes me think this is that I really loved the set-thru Schecter I had last year. It had a tune-o-matic bridge, with the same neck angle as a set neck guitar. I know that bolt-ons don't usually have much angle, either, but there's just something about the neck thrus I've tried that I don't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    I think it's the lack of neck angle in relation to the body. I had a really nice Ibanez RG and a REALLY nice Charvel Model 6. Ultimately, there was something that kept em from bonding with either. Whenever I played a Soloist in a store, I ended up like the Dinky better. Same with the Ibanez stuff. Always loved the bolt-on counterparts, and there was some weird X factor that kept me from really loving the neck thrus.

    What makes me think this is that I really loved the set-thru Schecter I had last year. It had a tune-o-matic bridge, with the same neck angle as a set neck guitar. I know that bolt-ons don't usually have much angle, either, but there's just something about the neck thrus I've tried that I don't like.
    Ok, that makes more sense, I guess if you got a thru neck fundamentally at the wrong angle enough to make truss adjustment impossible it could be a pain. So pick your weapons wisely!

    Rick 4001s with their long neck, large head, and great upper fret access come to mind, you have to be very careful about purchasing an old one without inspecting carefully, as the dual truss rod was not added to fix the issue until the 4003.
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    What kind of strings are on that thing? Heavy, light, low, high?

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