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Bass or Synth?

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by theoldmiami, Dec 5, 2012.


  1. theoldmiami

    theoldmiami Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I've got the budget for a new instrument. Should it be a cool bass or a nice bass synth like a voyager? What's your gut reaction?
     
  2. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
    What do you have already, and what are you trying to achieve?! * Robot voice * "Need more input..."

    If I had a budget, I'd either get a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass and modify it a little bit because my bass collection is very weak in the J-bass category at the moment, and I'm hoping to start working with someone soon where I want that sound. But, if I didn't want that for practical reasons, I'm interested in checking out the Pittsburgh Modular 2.0 because it looks cool and is made locally to me.
     
  3. pbass2

    pbass2

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    A Voyager is a heckuva lot more than just a bass synth!
     
  4. Dan Bozek

    Dan Bozek

    Aug 3, 2011
    Outside Pittsburgh, PA
    Endorsing Artist, D'addario Strings
    Yeah, actually that is a good point. The Minotaur would be a little more price efficient if you were only looking for “bass synth” maybe.