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What's The Best Bass For Miming?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Phil Smith, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U Supporting Member

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    Disclosures:
    Developer: iGigBook Sheet Music Manager
    In situations where tone, volume and punchiness aren't required, what's the best bass to use in a miming situation?
  2. RBellavance

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    A cheap Chinese P-bass copy, surely ? ;)
  3. TeleFromHelly

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  4. milkman-27

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    The Flea bass
  5. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Only if it's not plugged into a GK cabinet!
  6. AaronVonRock

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    Ha! Nice one.
  7. dcr

    dcr Supporting Member

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    For miming? Air Bass, of course!




    dcr
  8. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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  9. BenWhoPlaysBass

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    Obviously, the most expensive boutique bass you can possibly find. Ritter is a good place to start.
  10. GK Growl

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    I think we should all mime whenever possible. It would eliminate a lot of these types of threads:

    P vs. J
    Maple vs. Rosewood
    Flats vs. Rounds
    Tube vs. Solid State
    Which brand of instrument cable is the best?
  11. Stick_Player

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    It didn't help here. Should've been unplugged.
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Whatever bass from the company who's supplying you with basses.
    I've done a few music videos... you're almost ALWAYS miming to the studio track, so even if you're actually playing, that sound won't be used.
  13. lz4005

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    If I was getting paid enough to mime anything on TV I've always thought I'd get a bass made with no pickups and no output jack. Just neck/body/bridge/tuners.

    Because if you're going to do it, it's better to be obvious about it.

    edit: in before the lock
  14. Dark Horse

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    The Mothman Bass
  15. TN WOODMAN

    TN WOODMAN

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    Better yet don 't even have strings on it.
  16. Rich McCoy

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    Obviously One of those guitars the Little Ceasars guy is jamming to on the street corner.
  17. Wagz

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    Bizarre 60s and 70s Sears catalog basses for the win.
    "I can't believe he's getting such monster tone out of that weird Teisco!"
  18. Dark Horse

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    I play a broomstick. Or my leg.





    :bassist:
  19. bigmoosepi

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    I second the mothman
  20. crikker

    crikker Yooper From Way Back Supporting Member

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    Whatever Flea is endorsing.

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