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Score this bajo (1- 5, five being excellent) and give us your opinion as well.

 

(1) Quality

(2) Sound

(3) Design

(4) Price

(5) Customer service provided

 

Anote esta marca de fábrica del bajo (1- 5, cinco es excelente) y dénos su opinión también.

 

(1) calidad

(2) sonido

(3) diseño

(4) Precio

(5) Servico al cliente

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(1) Quality - The Lonestars look built better than these

(1) Sound  - They sound like a regular guitar

(1) Design  - I don't know whose in charge of the designs but it looks like Norteno is tainting the designers blood, when i went into Gabb's the other day, it felt like Easter in there with all the pastel colored bajos!

(3) Price - They're not outrageous, but to me they're not worth the cost.

(2) Customer service provided - Mike knows his stuff, but his assistant isn't to bright and thats really who you have to talk to because everybody mobs Mike, thats probably why some think he's an a**h****, it's not because he's a natural born jerk, it's because there some dud's out there who keep on asking him stupid (common sense) questions and who don't even bring money, they just come to shoot the breeze! His Accordions Still Rule Though!

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over all...... they suck period!!! it looks fair but it sounds horrible besides Mike its selling them to high priced he whants to compare to the accordion but "Nada Que Ver" yo digo que zapatero a tu zapato!!!
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I cannot give a 1-5 score on these categories because I have not tried some of the custom made bajos (I.E. Macias, Jimenez, Hernandez) and therefore don’t have a a reference point. So, I will express my opinion based only on my Gabbanelli Bajo.

When I first got it, I went to the Gabby store and tried a few before I could find one that I liked. Still, the action was high and the gabbanelli pick up gave a terrible feedback. After lowering the action and installing a Fishman Rare Earth pick up coupled with bronze wound strings, the story changed.

I now am very happy with my bajo quinto. I am satisfied with the sound. I can play it for hours without getting tired. It rarely goes out of tune. The neck/fretboard has never twisted like others I have seen. Neck is very thin, more like a guitar. The overall design/color/looks, to my taste, is very good. And most everyone that has played it has made good comments about it.

I agree that gabbanelli has come up with a lot of different colors that are less than “traditional” (just plain ugly). Carefully selected, I still recommend a Gabbanelli Bajo. They are made in Italy, which is a country rich with craftsmanship and a history of producing quality stringed instruments.

I also recommend to take good care of your bajo, regardless of brand. Apply some guitar polish to it every now and then to protect the wood, and make sure it is not exposed to extreme temperatures for long periods of time.

My two cents – Saludos - Raul
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I PICKED UP A GABBY BAJOSEXTO FOR $1,000

WHEN I WAS IN THE VALLEY IN AUGUST. I AM CHAPARRO AND HAVE SMALL HANDS. WHILE I AGREE THE GABBY DOESN'T SOUND AS GOOD

AS THE HERNANDEZ WHCH WAS NEXT TO IT. I BOUGHT THE GABBY FOR TO REASONS:  THE BACK OF THE NECK IS NOT AS ROUNDED-GOOD FOR MY SMALL HANDS- AND IN MY OPINION THE ACTION IS A LOT LOWER/EASIER THAN OTHER BAJOS I HAVE TRIED. NO PROBLEMS YET, I LOVE IT!!


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Score this bajo (1- 5, five being excellent) and give us your opinion as well.

 

(1) Quality

(2) Sound

(3) Design

(4) Price

(5) Customer service provided

 

------here goes my 2 centavos--

 

quality, ill give it a 3, only because the first bajo I bought cracked down the middle after less than a year, but it was not bad and was repairable.

 

sound, ill say 4, mine sounds good when amplified, not too loud when unplugged by good overall.

 

design, ill say 4, good design overall, i like the design on mine, just traditional

 

price, ill say 4, I paid $800 for mine brand new, not too bad

 

customer service, ill say 4 as well. when i needed mine repaired Gabbanelli in Houston had me send it there for repair but they ended up sending me a totally new one exactly the same as mine before.

 

overall, good bajo, good sound, not too bad price. I really like the low action and thin neck as others have mentioned. My father has a Macias I love to play but it does have high action and tires me out pretty quick since Im not a professional bajo player and the Gabb does not tire me out as much. One recommendation is to change the strings to your favorite brand.

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I do not own one but i've heard them and played them and the bottom line is like Luis Relampago said they suck, what where they thinking when they design it?


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la verdad es que los gabbas arnt that good  i respect what anybody likes but in other words they suck ... in my opinion but if you do like them more power to you


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I've tried them. I've owned a Reyes, and currently own a Macias. I can honestly say that they don't stack up to the BIG DOGS. I guess you could consider one if you're looking for an entry level bajo, except the price is definitely not entry level if you ask me. Lightning Luis hit the nail on the head when he said that they are pricing them on the same level as their Squeeze Boxes. I think they should have started out affordable and allow people to put their stamp of approval / disapproval. To me, it appears like they just didn't want to work their way up the food chain. They expect/hope that people will want one because of the chrome Gabbanelli nameplate on the headstock. Personnally I think they bit off more than they can chew. I consider them to be on the same level (if not worst) as those cheesy, mass-produced Guerreros they used to sell. And to quote Lightning Luis again "they suck period."


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I Don't own one but I have played one. Obviously they are not the best sextos on the market but they are definitely not the worst. The factory pick-ups and strings are no good but you can change them. The action on the gabbaneli I used was definitely better than a two thousand dollar Candellas That I had. The biggest complaint I would have for this sexto is they should be priced more accordingly. As far as "they suck period" I don't completely agree


think about this.... how can you put your heart and soul into your music when all you can think about is the pain in your hand from the stiff ass sexto you are playing?? Pedrones is right about that Macias...
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they do have a dead tone unplugged but you can find them pretty cheap for beginners and maybe para el talon. check out the candelas bs3. we just compared the  sound with 4 different hernandez and they sound way better and are half the price!

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i've tried one also and there not a good prefessional instrument to use in a big gig ..mayby for a bigginer ...thats my opinion

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I LOVE MY GABBANELLI!!!!!!!
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I have owned a Reyes, Macias, and a Gabbanelli bajo-quinto. I have played many other bajo's as well, so my opinion is a good opinion. My personal favorites areby far the 'Macias' bajo's - That's no question. If you were going into a recording studio, I'm sure you would want to be packing a Macias. Anyways, the Gabbanelli bajo-quinto that I have owned for the past 3 years has been very good to me. I can't say that it compares to Hernandez, Macias, and Reyes....but, it has done me justice up to this point. With some new dean markley strings (bronze) and a good tune....Sounds really good....

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I just bought one, and I like it.  Of course its not the best but its alot better than the bajo's i've had in the past.  I haven't put a pick up on it so I cant comment on how it sounds amplified.  But the action is alot nicer than any paracho buit bajo ive played.  I would say its a nice intermediate bajo, but then again, I can only comment on the one I got.  no mas mis dos centavos! 

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like my nephew says"po*p" not good at all bad action bad sound your i bassed up a gabanelli to get an o.s. from washburn...dont recomend gabby bajos at all


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My gabbanelli quinto sounds good, not like my macias but it's OK. It never gets out of tune and has good low action.  I have a fishman (R-earth) pickup with macias strings which improves the sound tremendously.

(1) Quality  4  Good construction (definely better than a high priced lonestar)
(2) Sound   3
(3) Design   3
(4) Price     3
(5) Customer service provided  "not rated" never had to have anything done requiring service.

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quiero comentar que  los bajos gab me han dicho varios batos q no sirven , q siempre hay devoluciones por q se vencen se doblan etc;, pero de eso no estoy seguro.... lo q si afirmo q en una tienda de musica aca por Arlington Texas yo andaba de miron y tenian dos bajos "hernandez"  un "sofia mari" y un "gabanelli"   y  el ñor q atiende ahi me dijo _si quieres calalos para q te des una idea  de cual te gustaria comprar _y pues agarre de bolada a los hernandez y los toque estaban afinados y  luego toque el sofia mari  y por ultimo toque el gab, lo toque al ultimo por q crei q no era necesario ni agarrarlo, pero tal fue mi sorpresa q tenia como el doble de sonido y suavidad q los hernandez .....nunca habia tocado un hernandez y ahi me descepcione bastante ,... aparte no me gusto el acabado , tiene muchos detalles aunque pequeños pienso q 2400 dolar es mucho para la mugre q me toco ver aquel dia


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i have a gabbinellie bajoquinto and i love it i never played a hernandez before but looking forwerd to playing one
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does anybody know what size the allen wrench is, that is used to adjust the rod inside the neck  


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I do not know the size of the allen wrench, but if I recomend you do not mess with it if you have no experience.


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i have a gabbinellie bajo sexto there awsome
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no manchen acabo de ver en ebay un bajo gabanelli horrible hasta un paracho se ve mejor ja...

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Seguro que los de don Raúl, de Atizapán Méx, están mucho más baratos y en calidad ya no digo nada, de puro palo escrito y bien macizotes, tiene un montón de modelos y los personaliza. Además los envía a a cualquier parte y no es nada mam...
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I started out on a lonestar sexto just to practice on never on-stage. I finaly had evnough to buy me a gabbi quinto and bought it in 2004 for 890 without pickup. I love it. Evey person i let play it they like it too i had a guerro sexto for a month because my gabbi was stolen i didnt like the guerro and today i got my gabbi back. Were reunited and i feel good lol. Like the other guys that say they suck it because they own a macias or a hernandez. I plan to save for a macias later but not on my budget. I have never had the privlage to play with a macias or a hernandez but when i get one i will know the differnce.
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YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD DANIEL. WHEN YOU OWN A LEXUS, YOU TEND TO LOOK DOWN ON FORD PINTO! LOL. MY GABBY IS NOT THE BEST BUT ALSO NOT THE WORST.


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I have tried a Gabbanelli Bajo Quinto before from a local band here in southwest Kansas called Clandestino De Chihuahua. A good band seriously. Any way back to the subject. I wouldn't call it the best bajos out there In my personal opinion. Their decent. Really I think there not of a bad price to spend a good bajo like theirs. Sounds good, Really I don't like the neck of it.

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currently have a black gaby. Best bajo ive had,better than the ugly lonestar that lasted only 5 months. The sound isnt to good but it is easy to play and the color is awsome wish it still had the white micas it came with. Bought it used for 300 dollars from a friend. Trying to find the original micas for it.


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en mi opinion no es que marca sea el bajo sino  el mono que lo toque. si ay muchos estilos diferentes maderas diferentes de nombres buenos y reconosidos.pero el gusto es de cada quien con el que se sienta mas comodo y satisfecho. un bueno bajista puede agarrar el peor bajo y modificarlo  a su gusto sea cambio de cuerdas de pastillas bajar el puente ay muchos trukos pero al fin cada quien.yo acabo de comprar uno y ya lo he calado en vivo en aire libre sin conectar en serenatas y ami me parese bueno si se que hay mejores pero por ahorita con este me quedo

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the worse sounding Bajo I ever owned. and expensive... I had a lucinda that sounded better... never again.
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I have one and it sounds very good!
Nice clean sound, low action, i have it with some dean markley strings and it also depends like someone else said on the one who plays it because there are people that just can even make a pasaye or macias soundg ood lol.
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