The semi-hollow body CLASSIC 4 design takes from the famous 60’s "Country Classic " look and the 30" scale allowed us to develop an instrument with great balance and feel. You will find this BASS will become your everyday player that you can for hours!
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Posted by Matt B. on 9th Nov 2015
I've been playing bass for almost twenty years. This is the first left handed bass I have ever owned. All my others are righties flipped. What do I like about this bass? Almost EVERYTHING! Since so few southpaws are sold, it only comes in Walnut. I was a little apprehensive about that based on the pictures on line because it looks really flat, and mundane. DO NOT BE FOOLED! The deep reds that show are beautiful. The pick guard color isn't my favorite, but the pearloid shark tooth fret inlays, and nickel plated knobs look really good. The number of different tones that come out of this bass are good. The neck pickup is very warm sounding, the bridge nice and bright for those 70's rock songs, when playing both the ability to balance the tone is nice. The 30 1/2" scale length is comfortable (some I've played feel rather claustrophobic). Nice slim neck makes for a quick feel. There was very little set-up needed out of the box. I adjusted the action up a little due to fret noise, but again, maybe an eighth turn on the E string side, and less than that on the G. It's comfy hanging on my shoulders, not too heavy, and balances fairly well. I played a 3 hour jam session and had no complaints. Would I recommend this rig to any of my friends? Oh hell yeah!
Posted by Scott L. on 29th Sep 2015
I played this bass at our show last weekend and it sounded great a played very comfortably. In the pictures from the shows it looks awesome. It has a real rock & roll vibe and the tone is sweet. I had to install a thumb rest and superglue the E string to the bridge and then it was ready to go.
Posted by Walter Holowka on 29th Sep 2015
I bought this guitar almost one year ago and I'm as happy now as I was when I first received it. My first impressions when I picked it up was "this bass is so pretty". Everything about the fit and finish of the bass was flawless.
I'm not a professional bass player but I know tone and the tone is great. I have the bass paired with a Fender Rumble 350 and depending on amp settings, the bass tone ranges from smooth rolling or really punchy. I replaced the stock strings (which were fine) with flat wound strings and found that provided a better tone for my preferences. I like the short scale and it stays in tune really well too.
The only change I would make is to have a master volume knob to go along with the master tone. I personally don't need separate volume for each pickup. This is likely a great feature for others to dial in a specific tone, just not for me.
Posted by Tyler S, Music Instructor, School of Rock Kitchener-Waterloo on 29th Sep 2015
This bass was a very good addition to my collection as it is a little different in the "looks" and "feels" department. I have owned short-scale basses in the past, but nothing compares to the resonance of the Classic 4. The large, semi-hollow body gives the bass a nice, warm, fat tone in the low end. Bass lines sound incredible with some palm muting techniques and resemble an upright bass sound at times. In the middle- and upper-register, this bass solos very well. There is definition in the sound while still maintaining that woody "thump."
If I could think of some improvements to the instrument, I would suggest upgrading the bridge to a fixed piece rather than a floating piece. The intonation on this bass is not bad at all, but a fixed bridge would make it that much better, especially for those who travel a lot.
Overall, I love this instrument and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive studio instrument or instructional instrument. Plus, it looks amazing on stage!
Posted by Mike on 29th Sep 2015
I have wanted to play the bass for years but have never been comfortable with a normally strung base. I'm not a complete lefty, but there are some things that I just naturally do left handed so buying this instrument was a big gamble because I didn't know if I would be able to use it even. I still have a long way to go, but I am completely comfortable with this guitar. I opted for a semi-acoustic so that I can just pick it up and play whenever I want without upsetting the neighbours. It has a great tone and it is beautifully finished. Thank you Eastwood! It is wonderful.
Posted by Carl W on 29th Sep 2015
I will say I was a little apprehensive when I ordered this Bass with out actually seeing it. The photos definitely do not do this beautiful sounding justice. The finish is a high gloss and the graining of the Walnut veneer is first rate. Like most of the semi hollow bodies I have played, this Classic 4 has a nice rich sound and well worth it.
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