Best Bass for Math Rock?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ffutterman, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    May 7, 2010
    Saw a bunch of threads about math rock, so I figured I'd ask. :bag:
  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    This one. You can count up the numbers as you play.

  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  4. Nobody


    Jul 14, 2004
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  6. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I would say it depends on the breed of math rock. If you are playing something relatively busy, I would use a jazz bass or similiar. For me, a Gibson G3 would probably get the job. A PJ configuration style bass would be very flexible as well. I usually play precision basses but would avoid a simple P tone if you want to be heard clearly. If the guitar does most of the melody and you hold down the rhythm, then a P would work.
  7. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
  8. radiophonic


    May 9, 2013
    Surely the Travis Bean TB2000? Beloved of Shellac's Bob Weston amongst many others. I guess EGC basses would offer a modern alternative you didn't have to auction any body parts for!
  9. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Warwick Infinity bass?
  10. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
    There is no bass in math rock, guitarists now have enough low end to pay one less band member
  11. Slade N

    Slade N sunn #91 AZ Bands #?

    May 28, 2005
    lemme add something here....i think the opinions are gonna be two divided on the topic
  12. drpepper

    drpepper Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2009
    Columbia, Maryland
    I think Schoolhouse Rock's Multiplication and Math Rock were done on UB.
  13. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Math Rock

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  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

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  15. Oh... I thought you said Moth Rock. Never mind.

  16. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Nacogdoches, TX
    The venerable Peavey T40 as played by Roy Mitchell-Cardenas of MUTEMATH!

  17. did not expect to see the mothman in here.

    spat my coffee all over the place. Thanks.
  18. vade700


    Jan 12, 2012
    honestly, the answer to this question imo is the same to most of this nature... there is no "best" bass for any genre... the best basses can cover all genres.

    that being said i can recommend the G&L L2K as a great bass for most any genre

    PLEASE take a sec to watch this video if you want an example of a bassist who plays a large role in a math rock band
    (please note his sweet a** L2K as well)

  19. austentaciousC


    Mar 17, 2010
  20. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Hmmm...."math rock".

    To google, or not to google. That is the question.