- Oct 3, 2015
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Nice!!!! I’m guessing it’s a Cordoba NS and not a FMIC since it sounds better than mine ever did!!!!
Thanks.1. Cordoba told me body specs changed after they took over. I don’t know if electronics did also.
2. Basing it on Cordobas vs. mine in person only and FMIC early demos on YouTube heard by me online. So subjective. But there is a deep character difference in the sound to me that is not just fingers or rigs. Core voice of the instrument. Even the new Un-Starfire Starfire sounds better and other-voiced than mine. CMG sounds bigger/fatter/more powerful to me. FMIC sounds more wimpy and mellow to me. Took a lot to get mine more powerful sounding but nowhere near the CMG’s I am hearing.
3. Also , to my ears vintage sounds different than CMG and FMIC for a total of three Starfire voices to select from, which may not be a bad thing.
And, though differences in age, dimensions, construction, electronics and hardware can, in general, tend to make for differences in tone, we all know that, even among several instruments of the same vintage and even among ones that are sequential in the same production run, there can be individual "magic" basses as well as total duds. Same is true of guitars.
And then, of course, there's the "finger factor" (as in, "whose fingers are doing the playing").