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Intermediate Member
Username: blazer

Post Number: 189
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 6:50 pm:   Edit Post

A Vantage VP-series bass to be exact which I dated at Februari 1982. I got it by trading it with a Marshall 4X12 cab.

Despite the neck through looks it actually has a set in neck. Like with all Matsumoku made instruments, it has very little accoustic sound but when plugging it in it sounds simply huge. And like All matsumoku made instruments it feels rock solid, you could drop it from a five story building and it'll be in tune when you pick it up. A work horse.

It'll see a lot of live gigs with my band. Peter, our bassplayer who's also my younger brother, wants to use it as a Back up for his Ibanez GXB bass which actually looks pretty much alike. My guess is that this Vantage bass will actually become his main bass since it's so much better than his Ibanez.
Senior Member
Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 859
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 9:15 pm:   Edit Post

The vintage Vantage basses are nice
Senior Member
Username: terryc

Post Number: 780
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 1:10 pm:   Edit Post

I am not surprised it sounds huge with two split fender style pu's.
I bet it would sound even better with a quality Eq pre amp and buffering circuit in the body.

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