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WHAT BASS WOULD YOU USE???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gottawalk, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. gottawalk

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    So... the band of your dreams comes to town and (OMG! Dream-come-true!), the bass player comes down with some incapacitating illness and YOU get called, (since you're one of the most well-known bassists in the area), to take his/her place for the concert they have to perform! You know ALL the material, they have ALL the back line! All you need to do is pick the bass you want to use!

    WHAT BASS WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE FOR THIS CONCERT?

    (... and "why" is just an option . . .) ;)
  2. svt1233

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    For 99% of bands Fender Am. std. J or P hands down
    /thread
  3. 5StringBlues

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    I'd play a Rick onstage for the first time ever.



    (Sorry you're feeling ill Mr.Squire........)
  4. Teacher

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    I'd choose the Purpleheart and Maple j/j I'm going to build this year.
  5. bootsox

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    For Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, I'd bring my parts Jazz. it's not far from the current bass player's bass, the only real difference is the paulownia body and the kahler tremolo
  6. jmclearnon

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    My own bass
  7. Diesel Kilgore

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    Danelectro. An endless supply.
  8. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

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    I'd use the same kind of bass or a similar bass that the original bassist of the band uses.

    Otherwise, either a P or a J or a 'Ray.
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    My P/J 5 reggie clone- what else?
  10. Rip Topaz

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    Disclosures:
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    +1.
  11. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well! Supporting Member

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    Well..since it's my dream,I'd use Les's 'Rainbow' bass ;)

    In a more realistic scenario,I'd be filling in for Dan Maines from Clutch,and I'd happily rock the snot out of anything with four strings and a pickup!
  12. willbassyeah

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    My own bass I would not want to screw up for this type of gig .... I will not venture to unfamiliar water with this type of gig
  13. ronlitz

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    Get a fEarful.
  14. AuntieBeeb

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    You know, just for the hell of it, I'm tempted to say that if something that improbable were to happen, I'd borrow a tuba with a clip-on mic and run that through their rig.

    I've never even played a tuba. But I feel it would make the occasion even more memorable.
  15. Bassbubble11

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    I would use one of the basses I use for any other gig.
  16. jasper383

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    Stingray 5.
  17. AuntieBeeb

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    OR...I might see if I can get a sample of Barry White singing "Ohhh, Baby" and use a synthesiser to map it over the range of a typical 4-string bass guitar. Connect it to a keyboard and play that.
  18. NickyBass

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    I would ask the BL which bass I should play, and play that one. :)
  19. seang15

    seang15 Supporting Member

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    Is it a metal band? If so, I'd search TB for "best Bass for metal."

    Otherwise, I would grab my trusted ATK300 and as backup, ATK305. (Funny, I believe these basses to be the best for metal, too!)

    I would also bring Ol' Blue, my home built J-type 4-string complete with Audere installed. I mean, we are pro's here we're going to have less than two or more basses??

    Peace.
  20. buzzbass

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    probably Valenti #43, or my Zon Sonus 5

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