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Craig Young won't shut up and now I want a Cutlass.
He is so HATEFUL.
No, mostly he harangues me in private conversations. You do NOT want to get involved in those, believe me.
And now he's on about the 30th SR5.
He has great taste in basses then.
The EB 5 strings are my favorites. I love the tight spacing and modern sound. But that being said, my favorite tonal characteristic is warmth, and that is something I really can get with a passive Pbass and flats.
So seeing this Cutlass really has grabbed me. It seems like the perfect Pbass for a player who likes to do more than just "hold it down". It seems like there are not too many out in the wild, and they don't seem to have many paint job options for it yet, which is a bummer. But I wish there were more demos of it, especially with flats.
I can safely say this: "Yes, he does." If you want to hear a prime example of Craig playing a regular old Stingray and getting away with murder on a hit single, check out that first big Jewel single. And you can just TELL it's a Stingray.
I have a Cutlass coming this week, but I can say with some degree of authority that there ain't nothing like a Music Man bass with flats. Waaaaay back in the 90s, I strung a Stingray 5 with flats and the online bass community thought I'd lost my mind. I hadn't. Then I strung SR4s with flats ('you've neutered it!' etc) and Sterlings and eventually Bongos. Those forum members who've been brave and strong and true enough to try it will tell you: it just kills. You don't need no stinkin' P bass. (Unless you want one, I'm a fan of playing what you want.)
My Caprice is strung with Cobalt flats. Talk about the best of both worlds. These strings - I have no words. They feel like flats, but have all the harmonic content of rounds, if that's what you like. They can also be dialed down to sound like flats. If I had two months free, I'd string all my basses with 'em. I will put them on my incoming Cutlass immediately.
My band is recording a live album on September 30th and I'll be using the Cutlass and the Caprice if all goes well, so we'll have some examples of EBMM passives strung with Cobalt flats. Meanwhile, if you'd like, youtube "coWpilot" and there's a bunch of stuff from the album we did last year, all recorded with various EBMM basses (Bongo and Big Al, mostly) strung with EB flats.
Yeah I love cobalt flats on my Cutlass.
Perfect combination of tone and tension. I kinda wish I had a rw fingerboard, just for variety (my SR's have maple and ebony), but I love everything about it. Sounds SUPER great with the tone down and lightly muted. Wish I had a decent setup for recording a demo. I need to put my little home studio back together.
I can say with some degree of authority that there ain't nothing like a Music Man bass with flats. Waaaaay back in the 90s, I strung a Stingray 5 with flats and the online bass community thought I'd lost my mind. I hadn't. Then I strung SR4s with flats ('you've neutered it!' etc) and Sterlings and eventually Bongos. Those forum members who've been brave and strong and true enough to try it will tell you: it just kills.
I would be one of those.... I totally thought Jack was silly put flats on an EBMM... then back in about oh 2003, I tried it. I remember I had to call him on the phone and apologize because he was right and I was ever so wrong. I have not been the same since. About EBMM, flatwound bass strings and women... Jack was and is right.
I have 9 basses and 6 of them are EBMM (with two more on order). Of the 9 basses I have, I have rounds on two and they will both switch over when my two new EBMM's arrive.
It just works.