Day 1 with the 4005XC

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Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (Dom) » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:15 am

My dream bass just arrived today! Quick greezy easy GarageBand recording. Mono jack, no set up, strings a tad too low. First thoughts, light, well balanced, fast…LOVE this neck. Sounds glorious especially when splitting the bridge pickup to a guitar amp. Blend is great but would prefer it work the bridge pickup so I can dial in more dirt. I need to remove bridge cover and lower the guard one grommet for slap ability. TSF fuzz dirt at the end. Only scratched the surface. Hot cha!
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (espidog) » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:26 am

Great repertoire of tones you've got going on there, Dominic. I'm curious about the 'floating' section of pickguard, though. Is it meant to be mounted that high off the deck or did you modify its position to suit yourself? It looks like it's got something packed underneath it, to me.
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (admin) » Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:21 am

Great tone on that bass, Dom. Not a bad looker either. :lol: Congratulations on the new arrival. I really appreciate you sharing this video.
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (Dom) » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:59 pm

espidog wrote:Great repertoire of tones you've got going on there, Dominic. I'm curious about the 'floating' section of pickguard, though. Is it meant to be mounted that high off the deck or did you modify its position to suit yourself? It looks like it's got something packed underneath it, to me.


Thanks! Mind you this is all after first unboxing and playing it only a few minutes prior. This morning I saw a pedal was left on under the cords…I’d had the treble booster on that whole time too :lol: . I didn’t do any tone fiddling I plugged into my guitar rig which sends an out to GarageBand before the amp & dialed up the same patch I (used to!) use for my longhorn bass. After fighting the Dano for 23 years I was due for an upgrade. Like going from a 63 bug to a Porsche 993.

Upper guard is where it was stock…I stuck the USA sticker underneath for now, eventually going in the electronics cavity…not that I’ll ever sell this.
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (espidog) » Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:13 am

Fascinating! I never knew that floating pickguards were fitted so high off the deck. Would love to own a 4005, but... ah well, a boy can dream! :lol:
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (Dom) » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:43 pm

I’m bummed. I tried to get audio/video of the 4005xc in the hands of a real bassist and his Darkglass amp over the weekend but at the last minute we couldn’t get access to some critical gear due to the COVID lockout.
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (Dom) » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:33 am

I’m bummed. I tried to get audio/video of the 4005xc in the hands of a real bassist and his Darkglass amp over the weekend but at the last minute we couldn’t get access to some critical gear due to the COVID lockout.
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (jdogric12) » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:21 pm

Sounds and looks awesome!
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (Dom) » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:02 pm

jdogric12 wrote:Sounds and looks awesome!

Thanks Jason! I still need to capture it in full two amp Ric-O-Sound mode. And now that I have the bass I can finish up my 350 project!
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Re: Day 1 with the 4005XC

Postby (jps) » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:26 pm

Dom wrote:I’m bummed. I tried to get audio/video of the 4005xc in the hands of a real bassist and his Darkglass amp over the weekend but at the last minute we couldn’t get access to some critical gear due to the COVID lockout.

Send it to me and I will make some great recordings of it (no vids, though, just audio). I promise to return it, eventually...
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