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basses with a lot of growl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LukeMan970, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. LukeMan970


    Jun 22, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    i'm looking for a bass that has a lot of growl. I already know warwick seeing as how i own one but i need something a lot cheaper than another thumb bolt on 5. does anyone have and reccomendations?
  2. Broach_insound


    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    MTD Kingston ---roughly $400 dollars ............unbelievably good price...plays really nice..go check it out
  3. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Basses with humbuckers seem to do it for me.
  4. Billy Sheehan Attitude, anyone?
  5. G&L L-series... they growl like an attack dog on crack. :D
  6. Try a MusicMan Sub with the passive electronics. I've fallen in love with the one that we have hanging in the guitar shop where I work. It has the MusicMan vibe, but it's a lot meatier than the StingRays. I'll second the G&Ls, too. They sound great.
  7. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    G&L's have been known to kill babies and small animals with their growl.
  8. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    Rickenbacker 4003. Great highs, booming lows, and the growl that typified 70's rock. Listen to 'roundabout' by Yes to really hear the 4003 in full fight. Also, i agree with the musicman basses. nasty, gritty tone that just screams nastay.
  9. Sting Ray.
  10. bazzanderson


    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    So true.

    Nothing growls like a G&L.......nothing.

  11. Decedo


    Nov 23, 2008
    I have an Attitude LTD I and it has nice growl, but then I also picked up a Gibson blackbird. The Nikki Sixx signature with the direct outs (no volume or tone) and pick up mounted directly on the wood (w/o foam). It's has allot of growl through an old SVT.
  12. Rumblefish :bassist:

  13. I agree but bear in mind that Roundabout was recorded with some element of distortion on the bass tone. I believe it was actually played through a guitar amp IIRC. Not sure though, can anyone clarify this for me?
  14. David A. Davis

    David A. Davis Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Summerville, SC
    Warwick Covette Double Buck
  15. I just picked up an atk and I am amazed at how much growl it has when you crank up the mids.
  16. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    G&L L1500. Scares Dobermans.
  17. Squire used a 4001
  18. lovenotfear


    Aug 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    G&L L2500 or any G&L for that matter.
  19. strappa

    strappa Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    The Ibanez SRX models use passive full range alnico pups
    they growl real nice

    the epi t-bird has a nice growl too
  20. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Jaydee Basses
    Rick 4001...

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