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Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar  

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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...Read More

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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)

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    (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

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • 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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boy was I surprised...

    By Rob R

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

        I have been wanting one of these for quite a while. I kept putting it off, figuring they would be available forever, we all know Gene likes money so what a great way to keep his name out there. Then I just recently found out these were discontinued. If I wanted one I had to move quick. I bought the first one I found. I wasn't sure how much I'd play this, I kind of thought this would be a novelty instrument that looked cool but didn't play that well. When I pulled it out of the case I was really impressed with the quality, first with how it looks, and then with how well it played (after a little set up, and a new set of my favorite strings) The Mightymite pick ups sound pretty good, but I'm sure I'll eventually swap them out for some EMG's, not because the Mightymites are bad, I'd just want to see how some EMG's will sound in it. Overall I'm really happy I didn't miss out on these, I'm also glad that the gig bag that came with mine didn't have the Gene Simmons face graphic on it just the GS signature and Cort on the front. The only negative I have is that it's impossible to play sitting down, I figured that before I bought it, besides look at it, this sure wasn't built to play sitting around the camp fire.

        Overall this is a great bass and if you've wanted one you better get one if you can still find one. I liked mine so much I just bought a Punisher.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid , good Bass, good price

        By Bongo

        from Riverside Ca.

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        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid construction

        Cons

        • No Fret Inlays

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Nice Looking On The Wall
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

        Well made , solid construction and I observed no flaws in the wood and paint job. Has a heavy distinctive in your face type sound reminds me of some of Gene's heavier rocking songs. This is a quality Bass for the price it's what you would expect.
        One little mis-hap though which was not MF fault and they remedied the situation immediately and at no cost to me: The Bass had only 1 strap peg, the second peg was never installed. The hole was drilled and it was ready for the peg but it was not there. I called MF they immediately found a replacement part(s) that were suitable and shipped them out to me with no cost or fuss. So good customer service, a big plus. I have wanted this Bass since I first seen Gene use it on the Dynasty tour I was just a young pup then . I finally got it. Now I'm going to rock and roll all night....

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Amazing Goofiness

        By Bongo-Bob

        from Toronto, ON

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming

          Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

          For a kitschy goofy looking bass, this thing plays surprisingly well and sounds amazing through my Ampeg SVT amp.

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          (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.

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                (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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                5.0

                Awesome

                By devil

                from douglas wy

                About Me Novice

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

                  Awesome look and sound

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not the best qualiy instrument out there

                  By Gregory cook

                  from Medina OH.

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Neat Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Delicate finish
                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                  • Hanging On The Wall
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

                  I knew this wasn't a players instrument from the get go. I just wanted something to jam and have fun with. My first axe came with its fretboard separated from the neck at the first three frets, and the finish was chipping off at the edges of the body. all of this while still in the box. I have a replacement on the way now...but I will definitely be a little hesitant to really play it hard.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for Kiss fans.

                  By Mastro

                  from Long Island, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Very Cool Look

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

                      It's simple. If you are a Kiss fan, and you have the money, buy it. It's fun. Plays better than expected. Don't plan on this as your main bass unless you are in a Kiss cover band.

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                      (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

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Gene Simmons Axe Bass Guitar

                      Comments about Cort Gene Simmons AXE Electric Bass Guitar:

                      A childhood dream of mine to have an axe like Gene. I am a casual player, and this thing is not very comfortable to play, but its worth every dime just to hang it like a piece of art.
                      Simple volume,tone dials. Pickup toggle. Amazing finish.
                      Excellent quality for inexpensive piece. Again, finish is perfect. Strong sound with minimite pu's, difficult to play while seated due to shape.
                      For the price, its worth it to hang it up like artwork.

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