Why do we, as a society feel the need to review or overanalyze dang near everything in which we come in contact? I mean, that question can pertain to everything from the last meal we had at Bump's Bait and Seafood Restaurant to the new set of number 2 pencils you ordered on Amazon. Everything on this rotating rock we call planet Earth is open to such a detailed inspection upon arrival, that the word "fun" has been both forgotten and practically erased. So, when I got this B Quad back to the shop after acquiring it, I stripped all expectations away, plugged it into my rig and played "God of Thunder" dialed up to "5" at 8:30 that morning. Consequences be dammed...

This bass is an amazing example of American engineering. It can achieve practically any tone you would want and is one of the most progressive and active-sounding basses I've ever played. Top that off with the option of combining the bass's natural tone with a set of under-the-saddle piezo pickups and you can easily find yourself piddling with the controls more than actually playing songs. I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, your Honor.

Now the neck- it's small, thin, and as greasy fast as lightning. The only other neck I liked as much as this was the one on my old Vigier Passion bass and maybe the old '80s Soundgear necks come close. It's so easy on the left hand, you'll say goodbye to cramps forever when you've turned that 1-3-5 Blues bar around for the 100th time while your guitarist "finds" himself. Somebody's got to do the heavy lifting, folks and this bass makes it effortless.

And, to actually feel worthy to write this bass up, I delved into some Brian Bromberg videos just to soak his vibe in. Well, consider that vibe officially soaked because the guy's a complete monster and I'm a new fan. In an odd way, he kind of reminds me of the first time I discovered John Pattitucci- I don't listen to him every day, but when I'm in the mood, I hold off on the Steel Panther records and absorb some bass genius. Brian did that for me as well.

As to the condition, the bass has been played but well taken care of. There are some fingernail swirls around the controls and some light surface scratches on the front and back. The color is deep and unfaded and the bass has been set up with a nice, low action and new strings. If you're a Peavey guy, then we have a bucket list bass for you that you very well may hold on to for all of your playing years. Lord knows it wouldn't bother me to do that very thing, but in this line of work, "they come and they go," as my short bidness partner often says. This is a fairly rare one, folks, and made only from the early to mid-'90s. The neck and the tone, my low-end brothers. The neck and the tone...

Southern Elk Music Co.

Southern Elk Music Co.

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Southern Elk Music Co.
Ray Mauldin
Niceville, Florida
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We ship via UPS Ground unless other arrangements are made. "General" costs are: Guitars and basses East of the Mississippi river- $55.00-$65.00 Guitars and basses West of the Mississippi river- $65.00-$75.00 Amps- to be determined. All shipping costs can be determined before shipment with a simple inquiry. Items must be returned within 24 hours (of notification of intent to return) in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

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