Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

BEST BASS FOR JAZZ AND BLUES

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by warwick719, Jun 28, 2005.


  1. warwick719

    warwick719

    Dec 21, 2004
    WHAT DO YALL THINK THE BEST BASS FOR JAZZ AND BLUES IS?


    BESIDES THE OBVIOUS FENDER J......

    THANKS,
    :bassist:
     
  2. 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..... :bassist:


    Randy
     
  3. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Since we can't say a J, how about a P?

    Also, lay off the shift key.. meh
     
  4. 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')
     
  5. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    There is a reason, of course, why the J is the obvious choice: It works.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. +1

    +1
     
  8. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    My Fender American Deluxe Precision works for both. Especially jazz, but especially blues.:D
     
  9. For blues, a passive P bass is the "obvious". But Js do have their uses!
     
  10. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    These are the genres of choice for my P-bass.
     
  11. 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
    Jazz bass first (that's why it's the obvious answer), then a Yamaha TRB5P-II or Nathan East model.
     
  12. kazuhank

    kazuhank

    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    how about ...the one in your hands?
     
  13. vacman

    vacman

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    My P-bass. Although I played Roscoe once that seemed to crush the "blues" vibe. Best B string I have yet to play.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    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.
     
  16. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    words of the year,why not Fender Jazz? :confused:
     
  17. A Fender Precision bass.
     
  18. cirwin

    cirwin

    May 2, 2005
    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.)

    Charlie Irwin
     
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    A Double Bass!! ;)