Best bass for thick mud sounding growl?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Turbo, May 27, 2005.

  1. Turbo


    Mar 17, 2004
    Suggestions? :bassist:
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    .... What kind of thick mud sounding growl? Pile drivingly heavy, or more of an immense deep punchy growl?
  3. Turbo


    Mar 17, 2004
    Immense deep Punchy :D
  4. lowmid


    Feb 2, 2005
    a stringray or a jazz bass with low mids boosted
  5. Ozzyman


    Jul 21, 2004
    thunderbird or EB-0 pickup'd bass
  6. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    How about a P bass with a PJ setup? Can't remember what Fender calls that model but I would think that would give you what you want.
  7. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    '72 Telecaster Bass with the humbucker. Strung with flats.
  8. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    EB-0 p'up bass or the humbucker Tele bass. A P bass will get you in that direction too but with less mud.
  9. try a jazz with the neck pup 75-100% on. its a lot more deeper and a tad muddier than the bridge pup, but it still maintains that growly tone.
  10. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    If i'm thinking of the sound you're thinking, bridge humbucker. :bassist:
  11. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    If you want thick mud you need to look at basses with the pickup closer to the neck, not the bridge.

    It doesn't get any muddier than a Telecaster Bass or an EB0 style basses.
  12. BWil


    May 16, 2005
    SoCal USA
    An EBO or EB3 for sure.
  13. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    That's where I'd go for that sound. If you're going to be thinking of a Gibson EB series bass, go for the EB-3. The EB-0 is mud-city with no growl or definition, but if you mix in a bit of the EB-3's bridge humbucker, it'll help a bunch.

    Also worth noting is that the EB-0 is short scale and the EB-3 is regular.
  14. An EB-3 has a short scale. An EB-3L has a 34" scale

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Maybe an EB3 or a Epiphone Jack Casady bass.
  16. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
  17. BWil


    May 16, 2005
    SoCal USA
    They come both ways. Vintage & new. Check out Gibson's website for the new SG Bass. Anybody remember the EB4-L?
  18. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Other dude's right, the original old EB-3s had short scale, the EB-3Ls had long scale. Epiphone's versions differ.