Bass Player|Holiday 2019
The Attitude 3 is the most recent update to Billy Sheehan’s signature axe, which he’s wielded since 1990. Its features are based on the ‘Frankenstein’ bass that Sheehan developed during his formative years: A Precision body paired with a Telecaster neck, a dual pickup system with separate outputs for each, a Hipshot D-tuner, and scalloped upper frets. The Attitude has had its share of modifications over the years, but these have been under-the-hood improvements. This latest iteration also stays true to the bass’s core concept, and retains the premium price tag too, retailing at over $4,000. It’s is a dream instrument for Sheehan fans, but does it cut it as a regular gigging bass?
Fresh out of the Yamaha hard case, the bass looks fantastic. The Sonic Blue finish perfectly complements the maple fingerboard, black position markers, white pearl three-ply pickguard, and black chrome hardware. Finishing and fret work are exemplary, and the factory-set action is immediately playable.
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