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sterling sub bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by theaxel, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. theaxel

    theaxel

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    Ive been really interested in these basses for a while. I love the musicman look but want to know how they sound for a 400-600 dollar bass ?
    The fretted bass i currently play is a yamaha rbx 374, do you think it would sound much better especially for funk and slap(currently cant get that real fat chunky slap tone)
  2. Qlanq

    Qlanq

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    The Indonesian one? Nice bass, very light, neck a little bit chunkier than a jazz but a nice feel to it. The pre-amp is quite hot though, I tend to turn down the pre-amp if am using any distortion or use the distortion coming from the bass.
    I can quite a variety of tones depending on settings, plucking hand position (in between the pick up and bridge sounds great to me) and playing style.
    Very pleased with mine and I went in the shop looking for something else.
  3. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

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    Try using search. There are many threads on this.

    I just tried a Musicman, SUB, and Ray34. I thought the Ray34 sounded close, but I thought the sub felt cheap and sounded thin. The SUB isn't a BAD bass for the price, it's just not in the same class as the other two. If you want the Musicman sound, I don't think a SUB gets you there.
  4. Dbt25677

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    I got a SbMM SUB for Christmas.
    Sensational bass, I'm really blown away with how good it is, tying with and even beating some American equivalents.

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