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10 Different basses demoed!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by NickiTedesco, Sep 28, 2018.


  1. P Bass

    28.0%
  2. Jazz Bass

    28.0%
  3. Mitchell FB700

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ibanez

    4.0%
  5. Stingray

    16.0%
  6. Rickenbacker

    16.0%
  7. Spector TW35

    4.0%
  8. Spector Euro 4LX

    24.0%
  9. King Double Bass

    4.0%
  10. Mitchell TB500

    2.0%
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  1. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    Lifehouse bassist Bryce plays all my (Nicki Tedesco's) basses!
    Rickenbacker, Spector Euro 4LX and TW35, Stingray, Fender P Bass and Jazz bass, ibanez SRFF805, Mitchell TB500 and FB700, King Double Bass, Huntington III Supro.
    Check it out and sub if you like the content! I do gear reviews/covers/tone demos and How To videos all BASS related!


    My channel is:
    www.youtube.com/ntedesco
     
  2. I think it would be better if the demonstration was with the same songs, same riffs, and same techniques throughout with all the EQs (if active) flat.
     
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  3. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    I'm so glad you mentioned that! I agree. On that note, I have 2 other videos where I do dial in a tone on the darkglass pedals and THEN switch between basses playing the exact same riffs. Check those out and tell me what you think. Thanks!
    5 basses:

    8 basses:
     
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  4. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    The Fender...wow!
     
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  5. B-Mac

    B-Mac Sorting Things Out Supporting Member

    voted
     
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  6. wizard65

    wizard65

    Sep 1, 2014
    The Spector sounds killer!
     
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  7. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    The Spector is literally my desert island bass :)
     
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  8. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    What Basses do you play?
     
  9. wizard65

    wizard65

    Sep 1, 2014
    At the moment I have a Fender P, a Stingray and a Warwick Corvette 5 string.
     
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  10. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    That’s a fantastic repertoire!!
     
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  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Hi Nicki, the 4LX and the Precision were my favorites, although I'd also include the King in there as well. Never did see the Supro. All of them I thought were good except the first Mitchell. Just isn't my thang. The Ibby got good as he worked on the knobs, but while more complex basses don't scare me, it didn't sound great at first.
     
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  12. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    I had a hard time picking just 2 basses. The standouts for me are the Spector Euro, Stingray, & FrankenFender.
     
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  13. Doug4321

    Doug4321

    May 29, 2017
    Oregon
    Nice playing on the double bass!

    I also liked the Rickenbacker bit.
     
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  14. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    That one does have such a particular sound!, huh?
     
  15. NickiTedesco

    NickiTedesco

    May 16, 2012
    The Strands LA
    Endorsed by: Spector Bass, Ampeg Amps, D'Addario and Planet Waves
    I love that you also refer to it as the FrankenFender! That is awesome.
     
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  16. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    I really enjoyed that video, @NickiTedesco. I also enjoyed your review of the TB500, do you have any plans to get a TB505? I'd love to hear your thoughts on that one, as they can be had for $200 and 5 string P basses aren't growing on trees!
     
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  17. JesterJoker010

    JesterJoker010

    Nov 4, 2018
    My own main is a P/J bass, so naturally I like that tone the best.
    Actually prefered the tone the cheap Mitchell TB500 has in the video slightly over the Fender P/J one.

    The P bass sounded ok too, but not as good as the P/J's.

    Visually it's of course the Rickenbacker, but owned one once, and I absolutely hated the way it felt in my hands.

    The other first Mitchell bass, the Spectors and the Ibanez was the worst sounding ones in my opinion, they sounded kind of muddy and undefined to me, but might be the way you had the VST amp you used set up.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
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  18. GTHintz

    GTHintz

    Jan 9, 2018
    California
    Very cool vids !!! Thank you for sharing! I loved the sound of the Ric, the Spector euro, the Music man the most. Those are definitely my top 3.
     
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  19. chaak

    chaak

    Apr 25, 2013
    now here
    Thank you for the videos I really enjoyed them and they are insightful as well. I am a Spector player and fan myself and for what I do (Progressive Metal) they are amazing. But I have to say the bass I want to hear more about is that 70's Fender Frankenbass wow talk about tonal charisma and character its alive
     
  20. Crystalman85

    Crystalman85

    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    Hey nicki...thanks for demoing the Mitchell tb500. I have been wondering about that bass for quite some time. Now that you've demoed the bass, it actually a pretty decent bass. If you like pj basses, you should check out the Yamaha bb basses. Phenomenal passive basses. There's also an active version that has a passive/active switch. Other than that, I do dig the music man bass and the Spector bass.
     

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