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A GOOD BASS FOR METAL

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassace28, Jan 4, 2012.


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  1. Does anyone have any recommendations for basses that are good for playing any kind of metal?
     
  2. Fender, Squire, Yamaha, Ibanez, Wal, Washburn to start with. There are others, too. Metal is about attitude.
     
  3. Broadstbully22

    Broadstbully22

    Dec 5, 2011
    I've always thought it was more about pedals,strings and effects. You can set up any bass to play metal.
     
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  4. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Madison,Wisconsin
    (shakes head)

    I see what the other guys mean now.
     
  5. Fender? Really? I'e seen a metal bassist use a a pbass for metal before, except for Duff McKagan really... but he's more of a hard rock guy, not metal.
     
  6. I guess Steve Harris is then not a metal bass player.
     
  7. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Frank Bello
     
  8. 5StringFool

    5StringFool

    Jun 10, 2011
    Greenup, KY
    That all depends on who you ask.
     
  9. smogg

    smogg

    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    What kind of metal. That really does make the difference.
    Really, you can't expect me to use the same bass for suicidal doom as for melodic hardcore can you? :bag:
     
  10. And to be more precise, Duff McKagan uses PJ basses.
     

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