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Best bass for a "guitar" tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by russpurdy, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. russpurdy

    russpurdy Supporting Member

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    So I was reading an interview with the bass player from Red Fang and he mentioned he digs his G&L SB bass because it sounds very "guitar-like". I believe in this case he meant it had a very mid heavy character but I found the description to be interesting. Ex: a passive precision would probably seem more "guitar-like" than an active Fodera.

    In one of my current projects I use my bass to fill in the rhythm guitar section and find that having a midrange heavy almost "twangy" tone seems to fill out the sound quite nicely.

    So here is my question. In your opinion, what is the most "guitar-like" sounding bass?
  2. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty Supporting Member

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    It's gotta be a Fender Bass VI
  3. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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  4. JSpradBass

    JSpradBass

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    When playing chords my G&L M2500 sounds very guitar like.
  5. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

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    The "mid-range twangy tone" that you are talking about is what the Rickenbacker is all about.
  6. drewfunk

    drewfunk

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    Alot of his tone is from the Sunn Beta amps he uses as well, which are very middy. I have one, power chords on my p bass sound super crunchy and awesome.

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