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PostSubject: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:57 pm



first impression: the strings that come with it aren't much good. I'm gonna pick up a fresh set of D'Addario's sometime probably tomorrow. Setup is pretty great out the box but it could handle some slightly lower action, which I'll adjust as soon as I get those new strings on. The neck could use some work but it's nothing some fine steel wool can't handle. You can't expect perfection out of a <$200 6 string but I think they did a real great job on this one considering the price.

Now lets take bets on how long until that gold hardware isn't gold anymore
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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:18 pm

Nice score, Boots! I came within inches of pulling the trigger on a Douglas before I found my Davison. Let us know how it works for you, Bro!

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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:47 pm

Well I'm playing with a pick and avoiding slides of all sorts because these strings are really rough, like fender strings but worse. Other than that I'm loving this bass, but of course I may still be in honeymoon stage.


These strings are turning the fingers of my fretting hand black


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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:52 pm

Yeah, I remember that the stock strings that Rondo uses aren't all that great. A new set of good strings might bring out the qualities of the bass.

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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:33 pm

I like the body and the pups.

The hardware is scaring me.

Those strings have probably been oxidizing on there for over a year.
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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:03 pm

I've got my old red Doctor Song strap on it right now and if that's not a funky look I don't know what is
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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:17 pm

Pictures, Boots. We need pictures. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:23 pm

I picked up a nice new set of D'Addarios (32-130) today and adjusted action and intonation and it really brings out a great sound in this bass. After playing this with new strings I might start buying rondo stuff exclusively


as for the Doctor Song strap I mentioned, here it is. By far the most comfortable strap I own, probably because it's almost 30 years old at this point and is worn in pretty good.

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PostSubject: Re: New bass day - Douglas WOB 826   Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:59 pm

It looks comfy!

Glad to hear that you're liking the new sixer!

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