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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rtingram, Dec 27, 2012.


  1. rtingram

    rtingram

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    Hey guys, I'm new here but I've lurked around every once and awhile so I'm slightly familiar with the site. Anyways, I am seeking your advice on what type of bass I should purchase for my new band. I currently have a Fender fretless Jazz Bass and I love it but I don't think it's best for the project I am about to start up. We are going to be playing some slow, dark, sad music somewhat similar to the newest National album "High Violet."

    What type of bass should I be looking into if I'm searching for a very dark, rich sound?
     
  2. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    I would think your fretless jazz would work great for that.
    Solo the neck pick up and may be try some tapewounds.
     
  3. Fenderfellow

    Fenderfellow Banned

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    former lurker recent joiner myself. i think u cant go wrong with a fender jazz and just use the front pu.
     
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

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    Agree here.
    However, if you're set on another bass, a P-Bass would get you there too.
     
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  6. rtingram

    rtingram

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    I'll be honest, I'm just wanting to get a new bass, haha.

    Are the Fender Reverse Jag basses any good?
     
  7. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    I would actually say thunderbid on this one. Puts out some dark tones, believe it or not
     
  8. DeliriumTremens

    DeliriumTremens

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    ergonomic nightmare IMO
     
  9. GhettoSmurf187

    GhettoSmurf187

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    +1
     
  10. bassbenj

    bassbenj

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    But neckdive city for many people. Try before you buy may be in order...
     
  11. LarryO

    LarryO

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    if you just want another bass, buy another jazz bass but a fretted one. As far as tone is concerned, thats why you turn knobs, change strings, change pickups, use pedals....etc
     
  12. Pills Are Yummy

    Pills Are Yummy

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    True. Consider a pro classic. But they use Gibson USA pickups instead of the regular epi non pro pickups, so it could be a different tone altogether

    There's straps that stop neck dive, and some DIY work can also fix it
     
  13. gottawalk

    gottawalk

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    +1. I have two basses, one fretless, one fretted, and because I love the tone and feel of the fretless, they are the exact same brand/style. Makes playing between the two seamless, and I have control and love of the tone on both. If you like your fretless, get the same, fretted, and ENJOY!
     

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