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Best bass for modern country?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jov1321, Feb 5, 2016.


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  1. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    whats the best bass for "old" country ?
     
  2. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

    Dec 9, 2011
    Brampton, On
    I use a 4 string Warwick Corvette and a Squier Jaguar. I just drop tune for some songs to get the low D. We play some old country and western and newer good country 90's to mid 2000. :D

    My 4 stringers work great for everything so far.
     
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  3. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    EUB.
     
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  4. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

    Dec 9, 2011
    Brampton, On
    Upright!! Or P Bass with flats :bassist:
     
  5. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

    Jan 2, 2008
    apparently I have that covered than
     
  6. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    Maybe check with TB'r @BassCliff 's gear page. That guy is out there playing every weekend.

    FWIW, I have been using 2 Rick Turner "Electroline" 5-strings in an alternative country thing... seems to work well.
     
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  7. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    DANG! That's a right purty bass, right there...I don't care WHO ya'are. Wait a minute, forgive my ignunce, what is that thing? I want one just for the looks.
     
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  8. themarshall

    themarshall

    Jun 26, 2008
    cochrane wi
    An old Kay upright;)
     
  9. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    DiPinto Belvedere Deluxe.
    I had it in black before I got serious about playing bass, but I've always wanted one in red or green.
     
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  10. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    Thanks. I have never heard of such an instrument. It reminds me of some Italian designs I've seen - is it an Italian-made instrument?
     
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  11. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
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  12. EdwardofHuncote

    EdwardofHuncote I Still Dream of Jeannie Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Southwest Virginia
    (with apology to OP for a small thread hijack) My great-uncle Buddy Yearwood and his 51 Kay M-1B. He played with John D. Loudermilk and George Hamilton IV back a few years ago. The bass belongs to my Dad now. Carry on... ;)
     

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  13. cazclocker

    cazclocker My social skills are rapidly dwindling.

    Oct 24, 2014
    Newton, Kansas
    Ahhh....many thanks, brother. A fascinating instrument indeed. I'm going to have to investigate.
     
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  14. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Made in Korea, I believe.
    Several good articles about Chris and his shop on Yahoo or Google.
     
  15. Lots of Sadowsky and Lakland every time I watch the big boys on the TV. Active. Vintage vibe (familiar body shape) keeps the snobs off your back.
     
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  16. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Spector SpectorCore

     
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  17. Why does the "Fender look" have so much importance?
    Leo was a country music guy. He saw that genre as his marketplace. The whole tug-bar thing comes from his imagining of country style root-5 on the 1 & 3 playing.

    Shania's bassist was sportin' several Warwicks, back in the day. I observed both Streamer (Spector) and Corvette body shapes.
     
  18. Maryvillebass

    Maryvillebass Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2015
    Maryville, TN
    I use a Sterling 5HS. If you need p tone you have it, jazz tone, or stingray. Plus the low b. One bass, one amp, no pedals.
     
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  19. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I don't trust award shows. The right look probably affects choices there as much as the needs of the music.
     
  20. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    If it works fine, but the G string is too useful to do without.
     

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