Bass with a good, strong mid tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ColdYinTiger, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. I need some help on idea's for anouther bass. I tend to like the sound of a bass that has a very powerfull mid sound. I know everyone posts on hear "Need help with buying next bass", but i'm just curious as to what you guy's think I should look into. For any brands like Warwick, Modulus and such like that, I'd have to go by your guy's word on it because I dont have any dealers withen reasonable distance.
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    Warwicks do tend to have a nice meaty mid-lowmid sort of vibe.

    I would suggest that any bass with a 3 band EQ is going to do it for you. I have a MIA jazz deluxe five string. You can dial up more mid tone with that bass than you are ever going to need.
  3. Ibanez BTB... absolutely
  4. Rock City

    Rock City

    Apr 8, 2001
    Good ol' P-Bass!
  5. A Fender Jazz would probably be ideal for you. I used to have an Ibanez BTB and it does pack some mids as well.
  6. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    If you have the bucks, I'd recommend you consider Spector, particularly one with the 18 volt EMG humbuckers. It's very modern sounding, versatile, and fun to play. If you like that kind of thing, Spector should be right up your alley.
  7. Peavey Cirrus with Maple/Alder option. This thing has serious mid-range HONK!! Awesome, awesome bass. You can find a used 4-string for about 700-900 US, or a 5er for a couple hundred more.
  8. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Low mids?










  9. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    Precision or Music Man
  10. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    If you're looking for a bass with a thick, punchy sound with a lot of mid presence, you can't go wrong with an ole' fashioned Fender....or Fender clone, such as a Lakland Joe Osborne, Sadowsky, Lull V4, etc. If you're looking for something a little differenc, Ken Smith makes excellent basses that are great for fingerstyle players who are into blues, funk, and groove-oriented music. It comes down to whether you want a bolt-on or neck through, production line or custom job, but these two brands should get you exactly where you want to go.
  11. I am a born-again Precision (player).

    So my vote goes to PRECISION.

    But if you're looking for more of a mid-midrange (?!) tone, go with a Stingray.
  12. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    warwick thumb. so much mids, i could cut thru anything with my old peavey tko if i wanted to.

  13. jvtwin

    jvtwin What it needs is a little more cowbell

    Jan 26, 2001
    LA Calif.
    I have to agree with Ram - Spector would be the way to go. Look into the eruo body contour / neck thru models or American if you can afford it.
  14. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    I have owned many basses. None have owned the mid-range like the Cirrus, pushing through tones that even I can enjoy, being a confirmed scooper.

    P.S. My Cirrus is bubinga/walnut.
  15. ...Zon Sonus SPECIAL!!!!

    The bass that guitarists the world over love to hate. :cool: :D Mids that will punch through a wall of distorted Marshalls or that fat Mesa Boogie tone.

    Imagine a cross between a Warwick Thumb and a Musicman Stingray (which was designed as a "modern" P-bass by Leo Fender). Add to that the fact that it's lighter and balances on a strap perfectly. Then there's the bonus of the graphite neck which will not be affected by changes in humidity and temperature (and don't let anyone tell you graphite sounds "sterile" or "cold", not this bass, WAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRMMMMMMMMMMM).

    ...oh yeah, they look wonderful too! :D
  16. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Hmm.. lots o mids is what you're looking for??? My umm...unbiased of course.. vote goes to a MM stingray.. Lots o mids... of course spectors are good also.... You should take a looksyat the peavey Cirrus basses also.. they are very tasty
  17. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    There's still time.
  18. You guy's have helped, now all I have to do is find a place around where I live thats a peavy, warwick, and zon dealer. I would go to a fender precision or music man, or Spectors but I want to check out a wide veriaty before I chose. I'll check you guy's later.
  19. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    Make sure to check out the MM! You won't be dissapointed.:D :D

  20. Justin Chanceller from Tool says that Wal basses have really good mids. In my opinion the warwick streamer has the best. The one w/ one soap-bar pup especially:)