Career 4-String Bass Transparent Red

Electric Bass

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: AAA quilted maple veneer
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Indian rosewood
  • Fretboard inlays: Birds
  • Scale: 864 mm (34")
  • Fretboard radius: 12"
  • Plastic nut
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Pickup: 2 Passive J-Style single coils
  • Passive electronics
  • 2 Volume controls and 2 tone controls
  • One-piece bridge
  • String spacing: 20 mm
  • Gotoh-style machine heads
  • Standard strap pins
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Red transparent

Further Information

Colour Transparent Red
Soundboard Mahogany
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickups JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No
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QC required but seems like a good bass otherwise.
LIFE, 11.08.2020
I am a guitarist who needs a bass for home recording. This bass looks great and has a good price so I SLAPPED the buy button!

The bass was shipped in 3 days to Poland with no issues. The bass is a very good looking guitar with a beautiful quilted maple top, very much like the product photos. Its light for a bass and feels very contoured and comfortable, the horn where the top strap lock is located doubles as a great handle for the guitar when picking it up and moving around with it. All the hardware accessories seemed sturdy and well constructed.

I returned this bass the day I received it and here's why:
The neck of the bass had what I can only call a double relief, where from the nut to around the 9th fret there was a slight bow and then from the same fret to the final fret a second relief, even the line with the fret guide dots was crooked. Around 8-10th frets were flat on the top and all the others were crowned and rounded. But It wasnt just high frets, it was a bent neck. Probably Career quality control tried to save the neck which was weird because its a bolt on neck and could just be replaced. No Thomann QC card present, I understand they dont QC guitars if the manufacturer already does. There was also tiny chips out the headstock which had been painted over, I would've lived with this as it was bareley noticeable

If it wasnt for the massive issue of a double relieved neck, I would have kept this bass and really enjoyed it, I got the action down quite low where the top and bottom of the neck was great for playing while the center was just crazy fret buzz.

For the price I would have given it 5/5 stars across the board if it wasnt faulty. Suspecting Career QC tried to fix it instead of replacing an unfit for purpose neck made me lose confidence in the brand and Ive since ordered an HB bass from Thomann.

I didnt get to play it much so this is my review based on my experience.
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