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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

    Apr 16, 2013
    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

    Apr 21, 2013
    On the Mont Blanc
    It's gotta be a Fender Bass VI
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  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  5. JSpradBass

    JSpradBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    When playing chords my G&L M2500 sounds very guitar like.
  6. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    The "mid-range twangy tone" that you are talking about is what the Rickenbacker is all about.
  7. drewfunk


    May 10, 2010
    Olympia, Wa
    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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