Samick Fairlaine FN 1 - Greg Bennett Reviews
I bought this bass at a local music gear retailer - Heartland Guitars. Prior to purchasing, I shopped around and tried out some new Mexican Fender Jazz basses, Peaveys, and several others. A few years a ago I purchased an amp at Heartland and decided to go and see what they had. They recently transitioned to a Samick line and I found some nice-looking basses loosely designed around the Fender Jazz and Precision line. There I tried out the Fairlane. After trying it out, I went back back and forth to several shops to compare the sound and value vs. the other basses. Although the Fairlaine FN1 overall edged just under the quality of the other brands, I liked the meaty growl it produced and it was cheap...$150! I knew I had to do some customizing, but it was going to save me a lot of cash in the long run.
A good-playing bass, but you will need to replace the cheap foreign electronics. Great action. The shorter neck allows you to move up and down quickly. I start gigging with it soon.Rap rated this unit on 2003-05-22.
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