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I'd be interested in how a Harley Benton bass compares to the Artist hybrid P-J basses.

About the electronics criticism though, it's a total crapshoot across multiple price tiers and different brands. Godin guitars doesn't shield some of their guitars, like the Session HT. G&L Fullerton guitars don't shield either. Artist guitars do shield their guitars, even their entry level ones. I'm not saying shielding a guitar is necessary but it's nice when you open up the guitar to find out the manufacturer made some effort to help reduce EMI.
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jhyang549 wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:39 pm I'd be interested in how a Harley Benton bass compares to the Artist hybrid P-J basses.

About the electronics criticism though, it's a total crapshoot across multiple price tiers and different brands. Godin guitars doesn't shield some of their guitars, like the Session HT. G&L Fullerton guitars don't shield either. Artist guitars do shield their guitars, even their entry level ones. I'm not saying shielding a guitar is necessary but it's nice when you open up the guitar to find out the manufacturer made some effort to help reduce EMI.
I generally rewire all my guitars and get a setup done anyway, I like that if I get a shit one they’ll send me another too, great customer service!
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New guitar day :)

I bought the Artist HG39303 guitar. This is to replace my old junky Aria classical.

First impressions have been good. For a $349 guitar, it has definitely exceeded my expectations. It feels like a Cordoba C5 I've played at the Rockshop (priced at $600).

The strings were heavily rusted when I got it, meaning it was probably sitting in the warehouse for months. After cleaning the fretboard and putting on a set of D'addario hard tension classical guitar strings, it sounds good.
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Neck relief and intonation are both Achieved with Merit. I was worried I might get a lemon. Solid guitar for the money! Phew.
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jeremyb wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:48 pm Just ordered one of their 5 string hybrid P-J basses, sounds like a good time!
Have you got yours yet, mate?
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jhyang549 wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:01 pm
jeremyb wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:48 pm Just ordered one of their 5 string hybrid P-J basses, sounds like a good time!
Have you got yours yet, mate?
Hoping for tomorrow, but shipping says Monday :-(
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There mighty bass arrived this morning, first impressions are decent, action is a bit high down the dusty end but nothing that can’t be cured… looking forward to plugging it in and having a listen!
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Yeah, I sorted my jazz out last week. Rolled fretboard, truss rod, tiny amount of neck shim. Got it to where I like.

Pickup change in its future though
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:18 am There mighty bass arrived this morning, first impressions are decent, action is a bit high down the dusty end but nothing that can’t be cured… looking forward to plugging it in and having a listen!
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:18 am There mighty bass arrived this morning, first impressions are decent, action is a bit high down the dusty end but nothing that can’t be cured… looking forward to plugging it in and having a listen!
They put an extra string on it. Hope you didnt have to pay extra for that mistake!

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jimi wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:19 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:18 am There mighty bass arrived this morning, first impressions are decent, action is a bit high down the dusty end but nothing that can’t be cured… looking forward to plugging it in and having a listen!
They put an extra string on it. Hope you didnt have to pay extra for that mistake!
Chinese quality control eh!!!!
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:11 pm
jimi wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:19 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 10:18 am There mighty bass arrived this morning, first impressions are decent, action is a bit high down the dusty end but nothing that can’t be cured… looking forward to plugging it in and having a listen!
They put an extra string on it. Hope you didnt have to pay extra for that mistake!
Chinese quality control eh!!!!
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hamo wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:16 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:11 pm
jimi wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 2:19 pm

They put an extra string on it. Hope you didnt have to pay extra for that mistake!
Chinese quality control eh!!!!
Still the worst G'n'R album
I would debate that, some of the buckethead solos on CD are killer, its way better than the spaghetti incident!
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:35 pm
hamo wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 7:16 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:11 pm

Chinese quality control eh!!!!
Still the worst G'n'R album
I would debate that, some of the buckethead solos on CD are killer, its way better than the spaghetti incident!
Lies is easily the worst G'n'R album for me. Hands down.
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A couple of gats have been pushed out time frame wise ugggh.

Considering a Harley Benton SC-Custom Plus EMG FR, uses the good new Retro 70 EMGs, a Floyd Rose 1000, SSteel frets, quality hardware.

BUT, given I have to pay GST even though its under $1k shipped, the Artist black and gold hard tail despite not FR is very similar, it has the double cutaway. Id probably swap those EMGs ou for 57/66TW, with the HB I was going to put a Sustainiac in the neck, with a FR and a Wah, they just become too much fun to put down haha.

I could route the Artist guitar. I know where to get hardened steel FR Specials for very cheap.

Also Im wondering about the thinline, has anyone bought this yet? Personally I do not like the finish so Id probably apply my own touch, provided its a nice single hole thinline tele to play?

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