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Most Important Bass Sounds!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by manfish, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. manfish


    Aug 2, 2005
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    So youre eclectic and love lots of different music. You want to access most major bass sounds for your work as a studio and live player, writer, composer, producer, etc. What are the sounds you would / should have? and what gear gets those sounds? How many basses would you need? Many of these sounds crossover a lot. JMJ would be most useful here!

    Ill start as per my taste and work life, with a list and you add your own lists or additions.

    Motown P bass w/ dead flats or muted
    Beatles: small bodied hollow w flats Hofner or similar
    Later Beatles; Solid (Rick) w plastic coated strings
    Thuddy 60s: Stones, Spencer Davis: larger Hollow w flats
    Muted 60s ala Gainsbourg. flats and foam
    Fat Jacks (ie Bruce and Cassidy) HB and flats Gibson, Guild
    Classic Rock: P bass type flat, half rnd or older rw
    Prog: Fender or Rick with rounds Wetton, Squire
    Aggressive Rock, Punk. Not far off prog Burnel, Buckler (imho its the solo to My Generation that started it all).
    DUb ya: deep Dub, Trip hop, Hiphop, art-rock. PIL
    OG Funk; Larry Graham (flats?),
    Funk; Bootsie , P Funk cats , JB
    modern alt Funk; Flea, RATM Musicman etc
    Hi Fi Aggressive ala Entwistle Humbuckers also Industrial
    8 string as in 4 pairs.
    Sub E: I prefer BEAD 4 string to a 5 strng
    That's off the top of my head.

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