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Musical Instrument Discussion => Guitars => Topic started by: KenBJammen on March 23, 2015, 07:58:27 PM

Title: Baritone Trade
Post by: KenBJammen on March 23, 2015, 07:58:27 PM
Traded an unused entry level ibanez bass for a squier baratone.   I am mostly playing the fender jazz bass when I do play and the different range will be useful when I record.  I am putting a GK-3 on this for synth access. 

(https://www.bax-shop.nl/images/Squier_Vintage_Modified_Baritone_Jazzmaster_Antigua_nieuws.jpg)

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/squier-vintage-modified-baritone-jazzmaster-electric-guitar (http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/squier-vintage-modified-baritone-jazzmaster-electric-guitar)

Overall I get the lateral trade deal.  One cheapo guitar for another, but this I can use.  Will be a better fit if I have to play lower.  Overall not as cheap feeling as I would expect, but still cheap.  I like that it has a fixed bridge, but dont like that it is not string through.
Title: Re: Baritone Trade
Post by: DannyDV8 on March 23, 2015, 08:21:12 PM
I love baritone guitars!  If you listen to the old Motown stuff, they're all over the place.  All of Duane Eddy's stuff was done on a bari as well.  If you get good at transposing for it, you can use it quite a lot!  I used to have a Fender custom shop Telecaster bari that was super nice, but I wound up trading it for a pile of recording stuff.
Title: Re: Baritone Trade
Post by: KenBJammen on March 23, 2015, 09:20:02 PM
It came in candian tuning (A), and I moved it to B, but after some consideration, I am going to bring it back to A
Title: Re: Baritone Trade
Post by: DannyDV8 on March 23, 2015, 11:36:15 PM
One thing you'll find with a bari, you have to give them about 4 truss rod adjustments a year, or every time the weather changes.
Title: Re: Baritone Trade
Post by: KenBJammen on March 24, 2015, 12:04:22 AM
or every time the weather changes.

Which here is once a week.
Title: Re: Baritone Trade
Post by: DannyDV8 on March 24, 2015, 02:06:01 PM
If it's making any fret noise, (or starts) 90% of the time that's what the problem is.