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Bass Advice

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rtingram, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. rtingram


    Dec 27, 2012
    Hey guys, I'm new here but I've lurked around every once and awhile so I'm slightly familiar with the site. Anyways, I am seeking your advice on what type of bass I should purchase for my new band. I currently have a Fender fretless Jazz Bass and I love it but I don't think it's best for the project I am about to start up. We are going to be playing some slow, dark, sad music somewhat similar to the newest National album "High Violet."

    What type of bass should I be looking into if I'm searching for a very dark, rich sound?
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    I would think your fretless jazz would work great for that.
    Solo the neck pick up and may be try some tapewounds.
  3. Fenderfellow

    Fenderfellow Banned

    Dec 27, 2012
    former lurker recent joiner myself. i think u cant go wrong with a fender jazz and just use the front pu.
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Agree here.
    However, if you're set on another bass, a P-Bass would get you there too.
  5. rtingram


    Dec 27, 2012
    I'll be honest, I'm just wanting to get a new bass, haha.

    Are the Fender Reverse Jag basses any good?
  6. I would actually say thunderbid on this one. Puts out some dark tones, believe it or not
  7. ergonomic nightmare IMO
  8. GhettoSmurf187


    Nov 22, 2012
  9. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    But neckdive city for many people. Try before you buy may be in order...
  10. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    if you just want another bass, buy another jazz bass but a fretted one. As far as tone is concerned, thats why you turn knobs, change strings, change pickups, use pedals....etc
  11. True. Consider a pro classic. But they use Gibson USA pickups instead of the regular epi non pro pickups, so it could be a different tone altogether

    There's straps that stop neck dive, and some DIY work can also fix it
  12. +1. I have two basses, one fretless, one fretted, and because I love the tone and feel of the fretless, they are the exact same brand/style. Makes playing between the two seamless, and I have control and love of the tone on both. If you like your fretless, get the same, fretted, and ENJOY!