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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwick719, Jun 28, 2005.
WHAT DO YALL THINK THE BEST BASS FOR JAZZ AND BLUES IS?
BESIDES THE OBVIOUS FENDER J......
Stingray. Same growly tone on steroids for jazz. SR5 with pickup selector can get a nice woody tone too, ought to work for blues with some bass boost/treble cut.
I just like Stingray for everything.....
Since we can't say a J, how about a P?
Also, lay off the shift key.. meh
Fender P Deluxe 5er...
or if you have the scratch...a Sadowsky PJ5
(I could suggest ANYTHING...but this is what popped into my noggin')
There is a reason, of course, why the J is the obvious choice: It works.
G&L L-2000 (Or L2k Tribute if you're broke like me)
I think its safe to say you can use that for almost any genre
My Fender American Deluxe Precision works for both. Especially jazz, but especially blues.
For blues, a passive P bass is the "obvious". But Js do have their uses!
These are the genres of choice for my P-bass.
Jazz bass first (that's why it's the obvious answer), then a Yamaha TRB5P-II or Nathan East model.
how about ...the one in your hands?
My P-bass. Although I played Roscoe once that seemed to crush the "blues" vibe. Best B string I have yet to play.
It's against your own rule, but my Fender Jazz 5-string with actives works great in both my jazz group and my blues trio. IMO.
I also played in a big band using a Rickenbacker 4001! Work the tone right and use the right attack and it sounds great for jazz, but still cuts through! Weird, I know, but it worked! I got a lot of compliments on my tone those years.
I'd say upright . . . but I don't have one and suck at playing them . . .
So I'll say Fender jazz or Fender precision. You can get more clarity on a jazz, or you can dial in uprighty tones and play on the neck. A precision will fit in between those tones. Both are equally suitable.
words of the year,why not Fender Jazz?
A Fender Precision bass.
I'll second that. When they call me up for the gig, they ask if I can play the music, not what kind of bass I use. (Elrick 5 string, for those who are interested.)
A Double Bass!!
I vote G&L
there seems to be a nice used one on ebay too! Natural/Rosewood.