Bass Tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by keoliphant, May 14, 2002.

  1. keoliphant


    Mar 11, 2002
    Portland, OR
    I want to get a new bass with a sound that matches the bass tone of groups like Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Fleetwood Mac, etc. What kinds of basses fit these kind of sounds? Should I be looking for a Jazz bass or a P-bass?

    I currently play a Guild B4 acoustic / electric bass through an amplifier and will be selling it soon because I cannot get the bass sound that I'm looking for. My initial thoughts are to pick up a Fender Jazz Bass (don't want to break the bank)but figured I'd double check with the experts! Any suggestions? :confused:
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I've got a DVD of Fleetwood Mac with John McVie playing a Tobias 5-string.