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What's the best bass for Polka?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by milkman-27, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. milkman-27

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    Seriously!!
  2. elgecko

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    One that sounds like a tuba?
  3. Thedeadking

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    Electric upright when I think of polka
  4. punkjazzben

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    P-Bass with flats, played close to the neck.
  5. agent77

    agent77 Tin Foil Hat Wearer Supporting Member

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  6. Margus Alviste

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    My wife just said - two string bass! :D
  7. kcole4001

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    One with dots....
  8. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

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    Beat me to it. I was gonna' say, "Anything, as long as it has polka dots". (A Buddy Guy signature bass, perhaps?!) ;)
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    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Why not an actual tuba? As a fat teenager in high school band who played the trumpet, it was pretty much a requirement that I also play tuba. It's not that hard.

    Or a pbass with flats. Either are good choices. One is probably more practical than the other.
  10. stonewall

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    When i play my P Bass i always get a Polka so i would say a P Bass... besides thats what the P stands for Polka.
  11. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

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    Broomstick and washtub - with Rotosounds.
  12. drummer5359

    drummer5359 Gold Supporting Member

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    That made me laugh.


    My first reaction was P bass with flats, but my first reaction is always P Bass with flats.
  13. Dbassmon

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    Seriously?

    What would be the joke who's punch line is "what's the best bass for Polka?" :D
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    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

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    Bogdon Box Bass.

  16. MIMike

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    See the best bass for metal sticky, then roll off the treble, don't play with a pick, and play everything in two-beat feel.

    Actually, all of the above suggestions are good. Tuba would be perfect...works good for some of the KC swing stuff too.
  17. Roy Vogt

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  18. bassbenj

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    Actually the real answer is upright bass, which means electric upright which means any bass that does a decent upright imitation like my Carvin AC50 with foam shoved under the strings near the bridge.

    Trust me. I have experience.
  19. stonewall

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    J for Jazz P for Polka
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