Best Production Bass Part II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass_drum, Mar 18, 2005.

Best Production bass

Poll closed Mar 25, 2005.
  1. Fender Jazz (specify wich one)

    68 vote(s)
  2. Fender Pbass(specifiy wich one)

    29 vote(s)
  3. MM Sterling

    18 vote(s)
  4. MM Stingray

    51 vote(s)
  5. Rickenbacker

    30 vote(s)
  1. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    OK so I've decided to Narrow down the Options now and kind of get these polls going as a tournament. So Now just vote for the one that you think Covers Rock,BLues and Jazz the best, keep in mind we are only discussing 4 stringers (just to keep things easier)
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    P-Bass. End of story. Been around since '51, been in it's current state since '57. Hasn't changed much in 48 years, so I think that deserves something to be said.

    Mine's 27 years old, solid as a rock, sounds as good as the day it was made (I'm sure) ten years before I was born.
  3. Haha - three poll replies, three different answers.

    Can't really go wrong with any of the above, although I personally think a Jazz would cover most of what you want.

    Then again, the Stringray....or the Precision, umm, I used to be indecisive. but now I'm not sure....

  4. In my opinion, it's tough to beat a Jazz bass for great tone and versatility, although the Precision has a terrific tone. In my opinion, the best production bass at the moment is the Fender American Deluxe Jazz, and the FMT ones look even better. All I know is, I own an amazing one, and I've played brand new ones that were incredible straight from the factory. MM Stingrays and Laklands (another good choice) come close, but neither has the tone I love. It's all about the American Deluxe.
  5. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    There all great instruments, but for the alround thing it's hard to beat a good ole jazz
  6. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    In your opinion whats a better Jazz Bass, Geddy Lee or American Deluxe?
  7. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Peavey Cirrus
    Am Dlux Jazz

    Both are solid instruments with great active electronics and I normally dislike active pickups/eq.
  8. bass_drum


    Feb 13, 2005
    You may have noticed theres a part I to thsi thread, but since the peavey cirrus didnt get many votes compared to fender and such, it got elimanted. Thanks for bringing it up though :D
  9. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    Fender Jazz American.....IMHO
  10. Doug Parent

    Doug Parent Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    San Diego, Ca.
    Dealer Nordstrand Pickups.
  11. barbara


    Mar 12, 2005
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    There all great basses.
    You can't go wrong with any one.
    For me a good old p-bass.
  13. thumpbass1


    Jul 4, 2004
    I just gotta go with the classic 1957 split single coils wired as a humbucker 3rd version of the mighty p-bass. I think Fender finally got so much right with the third revision in terms of design simplicity and a great overall tone and playability.
  14. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    MIA DLX jazz covers more territory, I do own both basses and for what I play the DLX jazz is better. But I still love my GL for what it's worth!
  15. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Nice bass but VERY LIMITED!
  16. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    As much as I love my Jazz I have to agree with tplyons. The Precision just defines it.