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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jov1321, Feb 5, 2016.
whats the best bass for "old" country ?
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.
My 4 stringers work great for everything so far.
Upright!! Or P Bass with flats
apparently I have that covered than
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.
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.
An old Kay upright
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.
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?
DiPinto Electric Guitars & Basses
(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...
Ahhh....many thanks, brother. A fascinating instrument indeed. I'm going to have to investigate.
Made in Korea, I believe.
Several good articles about Chris and his shop on Yahoo or Google.
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.
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.
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.
I don't trust award shows. The right look probably affects choices there as much as the needs of the music.
If it works fine, but the G string is too useful to do without.