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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Ibanez PNB14E Followed me home today

hushnel
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May 17th, 2019 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve been enjoying smaller guitars recently. My classical, the 00-15 Martin, the Yamaha CSF1M, shorter and shorter scale basses too, though I did use the old 1981 Precision Special last night at rehearsal, and it is pure power, wow, that bass has so much going for it, it defiantly weighs less than a Volkswagen. My shortest bass, 20” scale, is the elegantly trashy cigarbox bass I made years ago. It has zero volume unplugged. I got the idea for this one from Owen Holt who made bass ukes, he developed the pahoehoe bass strings, I ran into him after I traded my Ashbory for a ukulele. I got rid of it because of “G” string failure, I’d had enough.

A few years back Taylor came out with the GS Mini. I tried one out and thought it was a good idea but the price was a bit steep for me. I’ve been keeping my eye on the development of these smaller and smaller acoustic bass guitars in parlor sizes. I saw some good reviews recently about the Ibanez PNB14E Parlor Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar. I checked around and they had one at the Gainesville Guitar Center. I checked it out around noon today and it came home with me. It sounds good but I’m looking forward to the eventuality of flat-wounds for these parlor basses. I’m using the old school piece of foam under the strings at the bridge to mute the overtones. It’s loud enough that I don't have to plug it in sitting at home. I don’t like the EQ/Tuner/Volume box installed on the upper side but for $250.00 I’ll deal with it.

Over all I’m happy with it, it’s all laminated mahogany which doesn’t bother me at all, it actually makes sense for the stresses involved. The instrument is primarily electric with acoustic practice volumes.

Ibanez PNB14E

Leftee
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May 17th, 2019 06:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice!!

I’ve never been able to fault any Ibanez instrument. They win at whatever price point they meet.

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
May 17th, 2019 07:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Made in Indonesia I see.

Looks like fun.

Bigfoot
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May 18th, 2019 06:43 AM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice. I bet it sounds great both acoustically and amped. Need to get a 3' endpin so you can play it upright.

hushnel
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May 18th, 2019 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I considered the one below but at over $500 it approches more than I want to spend on an instrument I can’t find locally. I think a fretless short scale can have better intonation, with a little practice.

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hushnel
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North Florida

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Jun 9th, 2019 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

A week ago I was making a second feedback buster for this bass and the circle cutter, on the drill press, snagged my left hand middle finger #!?%$!&?+!#!. I survived, the finger nail took a beating but a little super glue is holding it together and I’m back on the fingerboard at 100%

Reminded me that clamps and a little fore thought saves fingers.

This is the first feedback buster with a thumb rest.

(This message was last edited by hushnel at 03:04 PM, Jun 9th, 2019)

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