Although I have only had the Rock-It for a short time, I can already tell that it’s a superb bass! It might have similar looks to its fraternal twin, Starburst, but the two have differences that allow them to complement each other when played together (look out, world, here comes Pure North!) and I would love to highlight what’s special about each of them.
Below, I have outlined the five categories that are most important to me when I’m rating a bass. This is purely my opinion and preferences for my instruments, but I hope it might help give you an idea of what it would be like to own one.
This bass is super punchy! I love its powerful tone and ability to inject energy into any genre of music. It is the perfect yin to the Starburt’s yang in this category.
I think this is pretty obvious! Much like Starburst, Rock-It has something new and interesting to look at every time you see it. The black background also gives the designs more punch, which suits the bass’s overall style and sound perfectly.
Gamma Basses are lighter than normal jazz bass models, so this score is in comparison to other Gamma instruments I own and play. Rock-it is heavier than my Psycho Pink Gamma, but lighter than Derek’s Retro Sonic Blue model.
I love the smoothness of the neck paired with the firm fretboard on Rock-it. It’s truly a pleasure to play, which means I don’t have a lot to say in this category because it’s so good!
When the bass arrived, a small screw in the bridge was loose due to shipping, but other than this, I expect to have little to no issues in the future, but only time will tell!