|bachlover ||09-13-2013 01:03 PM |
Multi Bass Merits
I've owned a J bass 4 string for years, decided to get a 5, purchased a Warwick 3 months ago, and have since purchased a Warwick 6 string. Not only has having the 3 string capabilities really opened things up for me learning wise but I've really gained an appreciation for the different voices of these guitars. I'm almost ashamed :o of how I was running down the J until I picked it up after 3 months thinking that I would want to sell it. It was the complete opposite. I was blown away by the totally different and great sounding quality that I never probably appreciated in the J before :bassist: Also, it became apparent how the different actions on these guitars effected what I was hearing. Just wanted to comment on this - appreciate anyone else's opinion on this..........kinda scary now - think I'm 1/2 way to wanting them all! Guess there's worse things to run yourself into serious debt over!
|Zentner ||09-13-2013 01:09 PM |
I think this is the problem with custom builds and the ultra high end bass market - people expect to be completely satisfied with just one of these instruments, when honestly, each bass has it's own voice.
People are suprprised when I tell them my Carl Thompson 6 isn't my main player. It's the best built, most expensive instrument I own, but it just allows me to appreciate my Jazz, Ric, Wal, and Danelectro basses on a different level. I'll never just own one bass, or have a sound that is 'my sound' and I'll only use this 'my sound'. I love it all!
|StevieMac ||09-13-2013 01:19 PM |
^ well said.
|bachlover ||09-14-2013 10:15 AM |
One More Sacrifice
Funny you mentioned "the voice." The leader of the people I'm working with now complained about "more deeper, fuller bottom" since I've been using the Wick which I could dial in but prefer not to. I was all set to tell him about "my voice" etc. but realized after reading your thread that this is one more sacrifice to the sound that I have to make as well as predominantly 1st, 3rds and 5ths, not playing so much above the 5th and so on. After playing my J I realize that this is probably closest to what these songs require. After shucking out the dough for these great instruments I'm best to stay with my J 1st gig with them! Man, what discipline it takes to give what is needed! All the complaints I have about drummers playing out of the pocket, drowning everyone (me) out with their fills and so on I find mirrored back at me. This adds a whole other dimension in how I listen now - which sound/bass is best for the particular song - cool.
|Baird6869 ||09-14-2013 10:47 AM |
Originally Posted by StevieMac
^ well said.
I have been playing my modern sounding Fodera most of the time lately but I still love/play/gig my fretless Squier, Jazz with rounds and P with old flats. I don't think ANY bass can nail every tone and even though my Fodera gets me close, I still love my old Fenders and cheapie Squier.
Fun to have options too!
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