The Redwood RB150 Bass Guitar is a fantastic model for those who’re new to the instrument. There is nothing better than developing your playing technique on a well-crafted instrument, and Redwood have ensured that this beauty feels every bit the high-quality bass at an astonishingly affordable price. Not only that but the RB150 has versatile tone shaping capabilities, allowing you to find your sound with ease.
Body and Neck
The most important part of any good bass is the body wood. With this in mind the Redwood RB150 Bass Guitar is constructed from solid alder. Alder is commonly used in bass guitars because of its great low end and midrange clout - with particular focus on the lower mid range - to give your signal incredible bounce. Alder also benefits from having an impressive level of sustain, whilst remaining lightweight enough to make the bass a joy to wield. The body – and matching headstock – have been finished in a crisp white. The neck provides the perfect support to run your fretting hand along. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard that is home to an impressive 24-frets, giving you a two-octave playground to lay down some serious fretwork.
The RB150 electric bass is fitted with a split single-coil pickup in the middle position, and a single-coil in the bridge position. The timbre of the alder is delivered clearly by the pickup pairing. Control comes in the form of a master tone pot, and individual volume controls for each pickup. By using the controls a wide range of tone can be extracted to play with. Using the output of the split single-coil in the middle position independently, the fat, uncompressed tone of the body, neck and fingerboard combination is delivered with a robust and forceful attack. Soloing the output of the bridge pickup gives a much tighter response with heavy emphasis on the upper frequency range, and greater articulation in the attack of each note. By combining both pickups a more complete sound image of the bass is fulfilled.
The RB150 has been fitted with a fixed bridge to keep strings locked in position securely, reinforcing the stable playing feel. The tuning machines hold each string securely, ensuring that the tuning will only change when you choose to make an adjustment.
If you’re looking for a beginner’s bass guitar that is quite forgiving in its response, then the Redwood RB150 bass guitar is a fantastic choice. With an impressive two-octave range across four strings, and a pickup arrangement that suits an wide range of musical styles, this bass allows you to develop and flex your creative muscles in style.
Manufacturer Redwood Model RB150 Electric Bass Guitar Body Material Alder Fingerboard Material Rosewood Number of Strings 4 Pickup Configuration SS Active/Passive Passive Colour White Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 34" Fretboard Radius 12" Fretboard Inlays Dot Controls 2 x Volume 1 x Tone
- Customer Reviews
- Very impressive, Lots of potential!
The higher end of the fretboard is easy to reach and effortless to play on, even right up at the 24th fret! This bass sounds very good when slapping and could fill a wide variety of styles. Also the finish on the actual guitar is much nicer than the image suggests, the white is crisp and clear and has a great feel. With a good set of strings and maybe some new pickups you'd have a very formidable bass!! For the price of this bass guitar you'd be mad not to consider it! I think I'll be buying one of these for myself.
- Great Sound, Great Price, What's not to like??
I was even more surprised when I played it and the sound was clear and crisp, as well as being nicely full with both pickups on full. Arguably it is the best bass for the price, and over the past year or so it has held up to monthly gigging fine, with little more than the odd scratch here and there, and that's mainly from my belt buckle, the sound is still pretty strong, and the feel of the instrument is not as cheap as the price tag.
I would recommend this to anyone needing a cheap bass or any beginner, my only issue is the intonation past the 14th fret, any higher and the tuning is off, so that's 10 frets out of tune, though not really an issue for most things... oh and it responds to slapping really well!
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