1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Best Bass for Math Rock?

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

  1. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Likes Received:
    3
    Saw a bunch of threads about math rock, so I figured I'd ask. :bag:
  2. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Likes Received:
    1
    This one. You can count up the numbers as you play.

    [​IMG]
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2000
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  4. Nobody

    Nobody

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. Figjam

    Figjam Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
  6. lz4005

    lz4005

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Likes Received:
    8
  7. radiophonic

    radiophonic

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    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!
  8. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Likes Received:
    0
    Warwick Infinity bass?
  9. austentaciousC

    austentaciousC

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is no bass in math rock, guitarists now have enough low end to pay one less band member
  10. sizzle

    sizzle sunn #91 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Likes Received:
    0
    lemme add something here....i think the opinions are gonna be two divided on the topic
  11. drpepper

    drpepper Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think Schoolhouse Rock's Multiplication and Math Rock were done on UB.
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Likes Received:
    7
    Math Rock

    Attached Files:

  13. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2001
    Likes Received:
    7
    :bag:

    Attached Files:

  14. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
  15. FloridaSam

    FloridaSam

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2013
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh... I thought you said Moth Rock. Never mind.

    [​IMG]
  16. eldoryder

    eldoryder I just LOVE me some Vintage Peaveys! Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Likes Received:
    4
    The venerable Peavey T40 as played by Roy Mitchell-Cardenas of MUTEMATH!

    [​IMG]
  17. bigmoosepi

    bigmoosepi

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Likes Received:
    1
    did not expect to see the mothman in here.

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

    vade700

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    austentaciousC

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yea!!
  20. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hmmm...."math rock".

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

Share This Page