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Old 04-28-2010, 12:17 AM
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best bass to buy if you use a pick????

Hey guy whats the best bass to buy if you use a pick????
some basses you can really hear the picking sound
it can be 4 or 5 strings
32-34 scale
active eq or not
Lets see what you got!!!!!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:24 AM
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any bass you like.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:24 AM
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Hey guy whats the best bass to buy if you use a pick????
some basses you can really hear the picking sound
it can be 4 or 5 strings
32-34 scale
active eq or not
Lets see what you got!!!!!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:45 AM
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It depends on what type of pick you use most of the time, if you hear the picking to much, it might be the kind of pick, or you might need to adjust your amp until it sounds good, but pretty much any bass will sound good with a pick. I recommend a bass that has smaller pickups so you have more area to use your pick.

If you want an actual suggestion on a brand of bass, i would recommend Fender bass's.

Hope that helps Fury.
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Old 06-27-2010, 08:01 PM
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Hey guy whats the best bass to buy if you use a pick????
One with a pickguard.
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:16 PM
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If you hear the picking sound a lot, change to flatwound strings. The finger/pick noise goes way down. Roundwound strings pick up and create a ton of finger and pick noise, period.

Also, although its not specifically scientific, I have found that single pick-up basses, especially those with P-Bass style or humbuckers closer to the neck also help. For example, a Gibson EB-0 bass will have less "pick noise" then say a fully active Jazz bass.

The other thing to do is get a good pre-amp, like a Hartke VXL Attack or a Sansamp, and play with the tones until you are happy.

Hope that is helpful....

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Old 07-01-2010, 07:18 PM
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As a generalization the best bass to use with a pick (heavy celuloid) is a P bass or Stingray IMO
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:36 AM
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A Rickenbacker 4003-hands down-nothing comes close to the sound those badboys make when used with a pick--its killer
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:42 AM
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yes that is what i do.... make posts for retards !!!!! if u cant be serious don't reply............ im looking for a bass that really doesn't let you hear your pick sound was thinkin a warwick?
Turn the treble down a bit...either on the amp or any bass.

When you play out, the pick sound is usually lost in the mix. If it's for a gigging bass, go FOH to hear how you fit in the mix and adjust from there.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:04 PM
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I use Dunlop 1mm black nylon picks. Never get pick noise.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:31 PM
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+1 for the Rickenbacker 4003
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:37 PM
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best bass to buy if you use a pick????

Rickenbacker or a p-bass are both good for pick playing
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:42 AM
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Sorry guys, had to clean up some of the BS out here... Let's keep things productive. Thanks.

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:53 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to echo what Ric5 said.

If you play with a pick, you absolutely cannot beat the sound of a Rickenbacker 4003 or a good old fashioned P bass with rounds.
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A Rickenbacker 4003. Listen to The Yes Album. You'll know why.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:24 AM
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If its a problem with pic noise you could also consider one of those "velvet" picks (right? someone correct me if im worng) No wait, I remember, I think its felt covered. Macca used one for awhile....
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:15 PM
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:26 PM
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Fender/Squier Precision Bass, quite simply the most versatile instrument known to man in the modern age. Period.
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I play with both fingers and a pick equally... A p bass would be the no.1 choice if you want that midrange growl, but I really like my Euro4lx and MM Sterling classic. Old school rock and metal tone.
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