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Bass for tuning down to ADGC?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ben Johnson, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson Unapologetic Guitarist

    May 2, 2006
    I'm a guitar player looking for a bass for my recordings that can be tuned down a full step from BEAD. I'd like it to be super tight and be able to take a beating. I won't be doing anything too fancy (mostly using pick & following rhythm guitars - no Wooten/Pastorius stuff here). I would prefer it to be neckthru, alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard (but these aren't necessarily requirements - I'd just like to use the same woods that match my main guitar). I'm willing to replace the electronics with active EMG stuff (soapbars). I play heavy rock and metal and have a hot, overdriven SVT sound in mind.

    Oh, and I'd like to spend less than $1000.

  2. UnderwaterGuy


    Nov 18, 2007
    Umm... I do not think AGDC is a whole step down from BEAD, just putting it out there.
  3. First of all, I think you mean ADGC

    Second of all, here's a nice, cheap option. Rondo has a good reputation around here
  4. Ben Johnson

    Ben Johnson Unapologetic Guitarist

    May 2, 2006
  5. musicmedic


    Mar 24, 2007
    You can find an ESP LTD B305 for way less than a grand. Already has ESP soapbars and active electronics, and it's neck-thru. It's a five string so just tune down a step and you're good to go. You can also get a B304 but you'll need to change the strings to very heavy gauge and you may run into trouble fitting the strings in the nut.

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