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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ffutterman, Dec 23, 2013.
Saw a bunch of threads about math rock, so I figured I'd ask.
This one. You can count up the numbers as you play.
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This one has Roman numeral inlays.
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.
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!
Warwick Infinity bass?
There is no bass in math rock, guitarists now have enough low end to pay one less band member
lemme add something here....i think the opinions are gonna be two divided on the topic
I think Schoolhouse Rock's Multiplication and Math Rock were done on UB.
Oh... I thought you said Moth Rock. Never mind.
The venerable Peavey T40 as played by Roy Mitchell-Cardenas of MUTEMATH!
did not expect to see the mothman in here.
spat my coffee all over the place. Thanks.
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)
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