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What is the best bass for polka?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frenchy-Lefty, Mar 31, 2014.


  1. Frenchy-Lefty

    Frenchy-Lefty

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    I am starting a progressive polka band and need to play bass (I am first and foremost an accordeonist but there are too many accordeonists in this band already)
    I would like something really heavy sounding with which I can occasionally use a fuzz pedal.
    Thank you in advance for your input!
     
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    A Sadowsky is what you need.
     
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  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    pah-dump!
     
  4. soaf

    soaf

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    A Warlock, of course.
     
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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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  7. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

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    Auerswald is a clear choice for progressive polka.
     
  8. Frenchy-Lefty

    Frenchy-Lefty

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    I forgot to precise, my rig (recently purchased) is a 2000w Crown amp with an Ampeg SVPII preamp and 4 4×10 Aguilars Cabs. I need a lot of volume to keep up the Marshall full stack in which we plug the 2 accordeons. We will mostly play shows such as the Octoberfest in Munich. I also need a cool looking bass.
     
  9. My Roscoe Midi bass triggering an immaculate Tuba sample, of course....

    :D :D :D :D

    BassHappy
    www.innertainment.net
     
  10. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member

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    seriously... this seems like a good candidate

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    A Fender Precision Bass.
     
  12. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse

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    Obviously the best bass for polka is also the best bass for metal.
     
  13. FreeBassJunky

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    Accordion through a Marshall? Really?! Why not? I guess.
     
  14. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

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    Mayones....

    Oh, sorry, thought you said Polski
     
  15. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

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    Uh, guys? Have any of you figured out yet that you're getting your legs pulled?

    A 2,000-watt amp? To use with four (4) 4x10 cabs? To play "progressive polka"? Really? :eyebrow:

    Please. This site is getting filled up with more crap every day... :rolleyes:

    MM
     
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  16. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

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    They'd be sure to play one gig a year on 1st April.
     
  17. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

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    Why no, I expected everything on April 1 to be taken extremely seriously.
     
  18. Duuuuuuuuuude

    Duuuuuuuuuude

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    A polkadot bass

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    But it wasn't April 1st when he posted...at least not in east coast US time.
     
  20. fretlessguy

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    The April Fools jokes are coming earlier every year, lol!
     
  21. Frenchy-Lefty

    Frenchy-Lefty

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    It is what I thought initially, but I was told I needed something more "thumpy" and with flatwound strings. I read somewhere in this forum they are better than roundwound strings. I also find it difficult to find the best fuzz for Polka but I realize this question should be asked in the effect section. I am in fact very surprised at the lack of imformation on Polka bass equipment online.
     

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