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help me pick out my bass?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by varozerolf, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. varozerolf


    Jan 20, 2013
    hello again guys i am going to buy a new bass but i am a starter at looking at the features that make a good bass well my two choices are either a warwick corvette standard bubinga 5 string with active pickups or a spector legend classic 5 string

    what i need is something that i can get a crystal clear metal tone (spawn of possession type of tone for example)

    just tell me some of the characteristics that make a good bass because i have only been playing one year and i do not really know much about wood,bridges, and neck.
  2. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Hi, and welcome to the forum. :)

    I would not worry too much about the technicalities of what makes a good bass. Granted, pickups, wood (not forgetting the strings), passive or active, weight, etc, can make a difference, but the bass that sounds, looks and feels amazing to one person might be less appealing to another.

    The best thing is to try out as many basses as you can. The one that sounds and feels good in your hands, is "your" bass.

    When you are trying out basses, you might like to check out the G&L L2500, (L2000 is the four string version)Tribute or USA, depending on your budget. They are among the most versatile sounding basses.

    Hope this helps a little.
  3. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
    So you're looking for the best bass for metal?

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  6. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    West Bloomfield, Mich.
    Didn't you post this same thread in the basses forum? :meh:
  7. the_stone


    Nov 3, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    And please fill out your profile a little more so that others can make informed recommendations for you...
  8. bassmeknik


    Nov 6, 2009
    Fair Haven, MI
    +1 you will get more specific suggestions if we know a bit more about your musical style and taste.
  9. MarkMgibson


    Oct 24, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    I can't help you with specific sound you're after, I can only advise you to play as many instruments as possible. Don't play 2 or 3, play a dozen, and play them for as long as you can. Good music shops won't have a problem with you spending 30 or 40 minutes playing an instrument. The feel of the bass is at least, if not more important than the sound in my opinion, though others may disagree.

    Also, try and play basses through the same amps you use, or as close as possible. If the amp is totally unfamiliar, it's very hard to judge the sound of the bass vs. the amp. You might think it sounds great, then when you plug it in to your favourite amp at home, you're disappointed.

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