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Bass Player Review: Mitchell FB700 & TB500 Basses

Posted 02/23/2017 by Tarik Ragab

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“Overall, the FB700 has a bright, contemporary sound, great for slapping or more aggressive hard-rock pickstyle playing.”

“While mass production has ushered in the era of disposable goods, it is nice to see in these basses a counterbalance to the trend.”

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Reviews courtesy of Performer Magazine

“With the FB705, Mitchell Guitars is offering a versatile instrument with the boutique styling that many of today’s bassists demand at an affordable price. The bass has many features including a carved mahogany body, quilt maple top veneer, 5-piece neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. The high mass bridge is fully adjustable and the high-ratio tuners operate smoothly and with precision. The bass comes standard with dual humbucking pickups. When combined with the active preamp, the bass has many achievable tones that will be suitable for a wide variety of musical styles.”

 

“While demoing the instrument, I found the neck to be very easy to play for long periods of time. The 12” radius and D shape felt very fast and the string spacing, while closer than I am used to, was comfortable when chording or tapping and wasn’t too close as to be a hindrance when slapping.
 
Overall the instrument is well constructed, highly playable, and suitable for a wide variety of playing styles. I believe the FB705 5-string bass is best suited for intermediate to advanced players looking for a bass that will help them expand the breadth of their abilities.”

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Mitchell FB705 – Unboxing/Initial Review

by Jon McCartan

“The balance is good, she likes to sit well. The action is really nice … very playable!

 

Mitchell FB705 – An In-Depth Look

by Jon McCartan

An in-depth look at the tonal range, electronics, and features available on the instrument.

Mitchell FB705 – Hearing The Bass In A Mix

by Jon McCartan

This week we will be hearing the bass in a mix. The track is “They Walk Among Us” by The RunniKine, recorded live at The Fox Theater in Boulder, CO on 12/17/2016.

Mitchell FB705 – Song Demo

by Jon McCartan

In this video, Jon demoed the bass over a couple of progressions he wrote for a song called “Snow Before Breakfast”.

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Participants in the Performer Magazine “Tour Test”

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Mitchell FB705 – Unboxing/Initial Review

by Jon McCartan

“The balance is good, she likes to sit well. The action is really nice … very playable!

Mitchell FB705 – An In-Depth Look

by Jon McCartan

An in depth look at the tonal range, electronics, and features available on the instrument.

Mitchell FB705 – Hearing The Bass In A Mix

by Jon McCartan

This week we will be hearing the bass in a mix. The track is “They Walk Among Us” by The RunniKine, recorded live at The Fox Theater in Boulder, CO on 12/17/2016.

Mitchell FB705 – Song Demo

by Jon McCartan

In this video, Jon demoed the bass over a couple of progressions he wrote for a song called “Snow Before Breakfast”.

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