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Vaccaro :: X-Ray Bass
X-Ray Bass
 
Score: 9.6   01/15/2009 at 09:13 AM
by Tom Richards
 
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Purchased New:   no
Date Acquired:   12/2008
Price:   $650.00
Name:   Tom Richards
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  Style of Music: Post Punk/Pop, rock.

Comments: I actually have a Hartke XL-4 which is identical in everyway to the X-Ray with the exception of the headstock, which is solid versus the "V". Made in Asbury on the same production line. Necks are the same.

Only thing about craftsmanship is the place where the wood encapsolation meets the aluminum head and neck. Some gapping. Less then on imported V2 and Hartke XK line but still there. I know Henry Jr. and even he said the fit and finish in this spot could have been better.

Has the perfect, updated metalneck tone you expect. Long sustain, definitely a piano like quality, especially on the D and G strings. Sounds as good or better then the 250B I had back in the day...

Wish I could find a real X-Ray myself.


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