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Godin Freeway 4 4-String Bass
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Comfort, balance, and classic bass sounds are what the Freeway basses are all about. Each rock maple neck is hand-finished and shaped with the Godin ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A bass easily worth twice its price.
Comfort, balance, and classic bass sounds are what the Freeway basses are all about. Each rock maple neck is hand-finished and shaped with the Godin Ergocut technique. The convertible bridge offers the option of stringing through the body for added snap or through the back of the bridge for a mellower tone. 2 Godin single-coil pickups are screwed right into the body amplifying the natural resonance of the bass and producing smooth and dynamic tones.
- Rock maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 16" fingerboard radius
- 34" scale
- 1-1/2" nut width (on 4-string)
- Silverleaf maple body
- Godin-design pickups
- 2 volume controls
- Tone control
Reviewed by 7 customers
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I use this bass to play old rock, country, gospel and some bluegrass. This thing can hold it's own with the best "off the shelf" basses in the world. I have found it to be very versatile, producing tones from mellow to punchy. The sound is always honest and the weight is comfortable. The neck is awesome with the satin finish, plays like butta and no dive. The frets are just the right size, not too tall, not too low and the quality is impeccable. The factory Godin bridge is similar to a BA II and contributes to the added sustain. I was impressed the first time I picked it up in Music store and continue to be impressed with it. Godin guitars are made in Canada and they have access to some of the best hardwood in the world. I think the wood quality is what makes the difference in this guitar. Has the P/J pickup configuration, which allows more warmth that my Jazz, but with a similar-feeling neck. I prefer Flatwound strings, so I changed it over to GHS flats which took a little of the punch away, but it still suits my playing style. My Godin now splits time with my Jazz. As with any guitar, please try it before you buy, but I can confidently recommend this one!
Great Bass for those who just need a bass to push them through. Not too great for recording because the pickups get very distorted if you turn up the volume, but plug it through a nice amp (currently playing on a Yorkville XM100) and it works great. Great Beginner to mid grade bassist.
key word is heavy. This thing is built like a tank.Great tone. Only issue I had was one of the machine tuners was screwed up. It would constantly come loose and go out of tune on the D-string. Contacted Godin, and they were no help. They just told me to contact my local dealer and buy a new machine tuner... Other than that, I love this bass. Wonderful craftsmanship. It get's a little heavy after playing it a while, but you kind of get used to it.
I just bought this bass and I have to say it sound amazing. I could hear the tone in my head of what I wanted my bass to sound like but I just could not find the right sound. Until I bought the Godin freeway. I have only played a sr400 Ibanez which was my first bass. It didn't have the tone I wanted so I used a Digitech pedal to get close to the tone I wanted. But with the Godin freeway I just use the natural sound and it's smooth and great for slapping.
My bass has the "chocolate maple" finish which is gorgeous. The overall finish and quality of this bass is world class. The Pickups are a little noisy, especially the bridge but its great for a bass in this price range. I have used this for countless gigs and recordings and everyone is blown away with the tone right out of the bass. Punchy, growly and with lots of guts. Did a gig with the Godin and a 200w bass amp and blew away some guys with ampegs and stacks of preamps and all that active mumbo jumbo. I have this bass tuned down to BEAD, like a 5 string without the high G, with proper strings and setup this thing rarely goes out of tune, even if i beat on it. Im looking for another as a backup.
This bass is probably the best you can get for the money and ever. It's neck is awsome and it blows away my Custom Fender Standard and American Precision bass. And since it hass precision and jazz pickups I can write spme pretty bad basslines wish it was in the catalog. Also,looks good black but they need more color options.
This bass is the best bass i own, i have a fender japanese p-bass and a 60's squire and this godin blows them outta the sky. best bass.