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

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    In situations where tone, volume and punchiness aren't required, what's the best bass to use in a miming situation?
  2. RBellavance


    Apr 17, 2013
    A cheap Chinese P-bass copy, surely ? ;)
  3. TeleFromHelly


    Jan 10, 2014
  4. milkman-27


    Jul 4, 2009
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  6. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    Only if it's not plugged into a GK cabinet!
  7. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Ha! Nice one.
  8. For miming? Air Bass, of course!

  9. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  10. BenWhoPlaysBass


    Jun 7, 2013
    Obviously, the most expensive boutique bass you can possibly find. Ritter is a good place to start.
  11. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    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?
  12. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    It didn't help here. Should've been unplugged.
  13. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    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.
  14. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    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
  15. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
  16. Better yet don 't even have strings on it.
  17. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013
    Obviously One of those guitars the Little Ceasars guy is jamming to on the street corner.
  18. Wagz


    May 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    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!"
  19. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Jul 31, 2008
    I play a broomstick. Or my leg.

  20. I second the mothman
  21. crikker

    crikker Yooper From Way Back

    Sep 25, 2004
    Whatever Flea is endorsing.