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Bassist Gene Simmons teamed up with Cort to produce this stunning version of his legendary Axe electric bass. This bass is authorized by Gene Simmons...Click To Read More About This Product

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A bass that'll to show off your toughest chops.

Bassist Gene Simmons teamed up with Cort to produce this stunning version of his legendary Axe electric bass. This bass is authorized by Gene Simmons, and each Axe is adorned with Gene's signature on the headstock. The Cort Axe Bass reproduces the bass guitar Gene made so famous”the same style of bass that Gene plays onstage, and it can be yours at a fantastic price.

The axe-shape body has the same style and flare as the demon's own, complete with a painted silver blade on a shiny black, insane-looking axe-head. The bass guitar's mahogany body produces crisp tone with plenty of heavy bass for that signature Detroit Rock City sound. The rosewood fretboard and EB6 4-string bridge add clarity to the Gene Simmons Axe, so you get definition with each note you strike.

At the heart of the axe-shaped Simmons bass is its electronics system. The Mighty Mite MMJB-R and MMPB-4 pickups produce clear, bright tone, with low noise. Controls include Volume, Tone, and a toggle switch to select the bridge or mid pickups, so you can dial in your ultimate demon tone.

Each Cort Gene Simmons Axe boasts a chrome bridge cover, which adds to the overall beauty of this monster and protects your hand from sharp saddle screws. The bass is equipped with Gene's signature on the headstock and delivered a Gene Simmons custom gig bag.

FEATURES
  • 4-string electric bass
  • Mahogany body
  • 34" scale
  • Bolt-on neck joint
  • Maple C-shaped neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 21 large frets
  • 1-1/2" nut width
  • 15-3/4" radius
  • EB6 4-string bridge with tail cover
  • Electronics: Mighty Mite MMJB-R and MMPB-4 pickups
  • Controls: volume, tone, toggle switch
  • Die-cast tuners
  • White dot inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • Toggle switch pickup selector
  • Black and silver finish
  • Includes padded Gene Simmons custom gig bag with Gene Simmons image

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CortGene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This guitar is sweeet!!!!!

If this is the guitar you want get it now. The body is great. The sound is excellent.The price is very affordable.Get it now before they disappear.all I got to say now is Rock'n'Roll...Read complete review

If this is the guitar you want get it now. The body is great. The sound is excellent.The price is very affordable.Get it now before they disappear.all I got to say now is Rock'n'Roll and Party Every Day.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not too bad

I won this bass in a contest so I really have no right to complain about anything. Therefore, I will write a review as if I had paid for this.
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I won this bass in a contest so I really have no right to complain about anything. Therefore, I will write a review as if I had paid for this.

Pros: It looks great. The finish is real nice. It's real solid. Out of the box it was actually playable; not bad for under $500

Cons: This is definitely not a practice bass. You can't sit and play it very well. It's best suited for being played onstage for a few songs. It's a bit neck heavy. The pots need reset. They are offset, which can cause the knobs to grind into the finish. The gig bag has a giant picture of Gene's mug on it. That's not an issue if you're 15 years old.

If you want to spend a few bucks on some new pickups and a nice setup, you will have a damn good bass.

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(32 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is sweeet!!!!!

By Dr Deuce

from Arizona

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Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

If this is the guitar you want get it now. The body is great. The sound is excellent.The price is very affordable.Get it now before they disappear.all I got to say now is Rock'n'Roll and Party Every Day.

(6 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You wanted the best!

By thundergod

from New Martinsville, WV

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Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

Pros:the design is the coolest. sound is awesome. Cons:its only 21 frets. (i prefer 24 frets.) Its a little neck heavy, but not too bad. Ive wanted this bass for years, but couldnt afford the $3000 version. This bass is awesome for its price.Everyone in my band and the fans love it!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Follow up

By BassMastaG

from New Jersey

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Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

I have had this nearly 2 months now and still stand by my original review with one exception. I changed the pickups to Dimarzio DP126 and it makes an incredible difference. I read someghere that the mighty mites were good for the bedroom/studio but not live and this is SPOT ON. the for the price I still rate 5 stars. Also, if you are looking to upgrade from the ugly gig bag I have found that this fits nicely in the coffin univeral bass case.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gene Simmons Axe Bass WOW!!

By Cold Gin

from Las Vegas

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Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

A deal from the KISS demon?! I am here to say YES and what a "Axe" it is! It plays with resounding punch with super powerful lows. I am very satisfied, however, if I could make one negative comment. It is not balanced properly and the neck falls low if you do not counter weight it! Overall, great stuff and Rock On!

(5 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2 Thumbs Up For Gene & Cort

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

I was delighted to see this entry from Cort with a price tag much more aligned with what I was willing to pay for the time being. Don't get me wrong, I've owned the real deal before, both Axe & Punisher, and while they are true and exacting in every way, the price tag demands big stacks of benjamins. That's not to say spending nearly $500 on the Cort Axe is chump change either. To anyone who is considering purchasing one of these Axes, you will not be disappointed. This is worth every dollar. I was pleasantly surprised and more than pleased with the craftsmanship and musicality of this product. It is a true replica in every sense of the word and I'd love to see a side by side comparison with the $5k top tier Axe. I think the Cort model would more than hold it's own. With the pickup capabilities of the Mighty-Mites if Gene stepped onto the stage with this model, you'd be hard pressed to hear or see the difference. I just got off the phone with a Musician's Friend product rep inquiring as to when they'll be offering the Cort Punisher Bass that is just now becoming available. It was selected at the 2011 NAMM as a Top Ten product and I want to be first in line to buy one as well just based solely on how well the Axe was made by Cort. Buy it, you won't regret it! Keep Rockin'!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not too bad

By William Edgington

from Minnesota

Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

I won this bass in a contest so I really have no right to complain about anything. Therefore, I will write a review as if I had paid for this.

Pros: It looks great. The finish is real nice. It's real solid. Out of the box it was actually playable; not bad for under $500

Cons: This is definitely not a practice bass. You can't sit and play it very well. It's best suited for being played onstage for a few songs. It's a bit neck heavy. The pots need reset. They are offset, which can cause the knobs to grind into the finish. The gig bag has a giant picture of Gene's mug on it. That's not an issue if you're 15 years old.

If you want to spend a few bucks on some new pickups and a nice setup, you will have a damn good bass.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GENE SIMMONS AXE

By Helen Briscoe

from Canada

Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

10
I have had this bass now for a week and love it,I have been a bass player for 30 years now and have many basses,I have been a kiss fan since i was 6 years old and thats why i got the bass but when i got it i got much more that i expected ,this thing sounds and plays more like a high end bass , it will not be a wall hanger .thank you musician friend!
10
10

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Heck Of A Nice Bass

By The Penguin

from Ohio

Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

I found this bass by accident while looking for my first guitar. Being a Gene Simmons fan, this was Cort was to good to pass up.While the box arrived in perfect condition and there wasn't any sign of damage, there were two things wrong.1. A strap button was missing.2. When I plugged the bass in, the electronics were dead. Turns out the lead wire was touching where it wasn't suppose to.It's obvious that Cort doesn't put an emphasis on their quality control. That's the reason why I gave this guitar a low score on Quality.The guitar itself sounds wonderful. For me, the bass is perfectly balanced and have no issues with it being heavy on one end or the other.I think the gig bag with Gene's picture on it is a little childish though.If you're looking for something more mature and need a case, I recommend a coffin case. There's different sizes, so make sure you get one big enough.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love my AXE

By Gary GmanSillato

from Fairport NY

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Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

You cant beat the price for such a Gem.
Santa got it for me . Built for tone , sustain and massive power. Im nuts about it. A true piece of Musical Artwork. Thanks Gene for designing this Axesome instrument .

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Every Penny!

By BassMastaG

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good quality
  • Good Tone
  • Good value
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Gig Bag With Gene's Face
  • Neck Dive

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

Read all the reviews, researched on youtube and finally dropped the hammer during the spring sale. After installing the strap button I was off to band practice at the studio. I was very impressed with the playability and sound of this instrument. After reading the reviews I figured I would have to replace the pickups but this is not the case. I was going through a GK 300W and 8 tens and they sound great. They are here to stay! No problems cutting through the mix and the bass has a nice growl and is punchy. I have read that they are too clean, but I don't understand those comments. The neck is perfect and no protruding frets etc... I was happy with the amount of neck relief and the height of the action. It's a pretty fast neck and reminds me of my Thunderbird IV or Fender precision. It's not as chunky as my Warwick Thumb. The intonation is perfect. The only complaints are the neck dive and Gene's face on the gig bag, but who cares I'm playing an AXE!!!

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