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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. 3

2. 3

3. 2 1/2

4. 2

The pena bajo I am playing is a spruse top with walnut back and sides. The quality for a hand made bajo is little on the poor side it good and solid but if you look closely at the details its slopy. The sound is not to bad depends who plays it and with what strings. Design is a little diffrent but overall standard. I think the price is a little high for the work he dose. I paid $600 with a dearmond pickup but he charges $850. I would not pay $850 for it but thats just me. Overall a good bajo to start with. 


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Quality 4 I guess action would rank in here and I think its pretty good.
Sound 5 Its really nice, I like the ring these bajos produce.
Design 4 He does have some flaws, but that doesn't effect his guitars.
Price 4 Not too bad, for the craftsmanship I think its worth it.
Service I give it a 10. Hes a great man Mr. Peña, knows what hes talking about and what hes doing.

Jr

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For the amount of money put into it, I felt that the craftsmanship was very poor. The details were sloppy and the design was ok. The sounds was a bit "flat" for me. I've learned my lesson, Macias or Reyes for me. Frankly, I don't think Ruben Garza would mistake a Pena for a Macias

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Maybe so... Perhaps I just got a lemon. But you keep comparing the Pena to Macias, why not pay a little more and get Macias? Afterall, that is what Ruben Garza plays.

Well, maybe I'll change my mind when I play yours...

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I own 2 pena bajos and I love them both, they have their own unique sound and I would have too agree with cali_style pena bajo sextos sound killer and also look good.  Some of Penas bajos have some messy details but no one is perfect in this world. I give these bajos a 5. 

oh yea and for the price of a macias bajo(which are badass indeed) I can get atleast 3 pena bajos.

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pos por cuanto sale un pena bajo quinto


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They Start at $850 and go up from there.

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Donde hacen Los Peña Bajos tienes la direccion?


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Mr. Pena makes his bajos in his backyard. You can call him @ 210-333-4797 or stop by, his address is 6731 Pecan Valley Drive. in San Antonio Texas. Let me know if you need anything else I will be glad to help.
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can you post a few pics of your penas to check them out.


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Theres a Pic of my Pena bajo in the topic Pena Bajos, Ill try to post some pics of my other one as soon as I can get a camera.

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For the price you really can't beat these bajos. The action and sound are good but the quality has a few rough edges. I put Macias hand made strings on mine and noticed a big difference in the sound. Se oiga a toda maquina!!!

T.J.

 

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Yea we have noticed that when we put bronze strings on these Peña bajos they get a deeper roar. Mr. Peña also makes his own strings that sound really good but to me feel kinda thick. I have always loved the sound of GHS strings though, it makes Jacob's(Salinas2005) bajos sound unique and it feels easier to play with for some reason.

But to me, in my honest opinion and mine only I think Peña is one of the best brands out there. I guess it would be Macias #1, Reyes right behind that at #2 and Peña at #3. I would love to try a Jimenez and Pasaye to see how they are cuz I have heard good things about them.

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id like to see a picture maybe there should be a picture of each of the bajos along with the thread lol


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MY PENA BAJO TO ME IS GOOD AND HAVE PLAYED ALOT OF GIGS WITH IT MY BAJO IS ONE OF THE FIRST OF THE PENA BAJO'S WHEN HE WAS STARTING TO MAKE THEM I KNOW HIM VERY WELL MY FATHER AND I USE HAVE CONJUNTO WITH HIM AT THAT TIME I WAS THE BASS PLAYER HE HAS COME A LONG WAY IN HIS CRAFT AND I WILL BE GETTING A NEW BAJO SEXTO FROM HIM SOON I GIVE HIS BAJO'S  A OVERALL 8

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Well guys I have to post to yall about Mr. Peña,

First of all, his bajos are being made alot better, they were always nice but they look way better now. My brother Jacob just bought one, I placed an order as well as my primo and these bajos are looking great and sounding even better.

Also he told us he is thinking about working on the bajos full time, which only means one thing........they will get even better.

Hes mentioned a website so I will keep yall posted. Another thing is that if any of yall have tried to get in contact with him about a bajo and haven't reached him, it is because he switched to a different company and they wouldn't give him the same number. So the 333-4797 number is working right now.

That's all for now on Peña, hopefully we will have a video of the new Peña my bro has. And hopefully soon we will have pics of the new bajos being made.

Jr

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Overall I give this bajo a 4 1/2 All I have to say About my bajo is that the finish is not the best I seen But my bajo is very nice sound very good and someone told me the older they get the better they sound. I am very happy with my Pena Bajo

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I have 2 pena bajos one quinto and the other solid body. I love them both. With the quinto i get asked by other bajo players if it is a macias and they are suprised that its not.


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Yea its crazy, I have seen some bajos hes made that look exactly like Macias, but they aren't cuz hes got the pics to prove they are his. I'm having a bajo made right now that is based off of his designs and our thoughts. As we go along we decide well maybe we should add this and that and if we like it, it stays. Its gonna be a Mahogany bajo quinto with maple fret board and bridge. I'll let yall know how everything comes out. Hes almost done.

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Whats up Jr_Salinas2k5, just wanted to see how the finished bajo looks like....


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Well there is a pic of the finished product but I never really posted the update. So here it is.

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Hey Bro,

I enlarged the pics and the quality of the bajo looks great and I can only imagine the sound. I've played some great looking bajos that didnt sound so great and some ugly bajos that sounded amazing.  looks like Mr. Pena knows what he is doing. 

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videos would be nice!!!!!

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Does anyone have a good nunber for Mr. Pena?
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compadre el numero esta arriba..se te paso..LOL
 
si no aqui esta esto:
 
http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/gilbert27/vpost?id=1484378

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I called the number that's posted on a few posts, but I was told I had the worng number. So if anyone knows different would you all let me know. Thanks Mikie
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r. Pena,s phone #: 210 649 0091 cell.

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Thanks bro, going to call him tonight. Mikie
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i am now a proud owner of a pena quinto.. i have a thin body.. i will say this.. i love my pena.. the sound is great.. GREAT BAJOS
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my brother has one i do not know what model overall gets the job done clean sound

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