best rock bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by whiteout, Sep 23, 2001.

  1. I was just curious to see what you all think. of course I already have an opinion of my own, but Im just trying to learn as much as I can from people more experienced than me.
  2. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    Roger Waters= Pink Floyd

    listen to "sheep" off Animals by Pink Floyd if you havent already

    and "pigs" off that album is great too but I'm sure this is common knowledge
  3. of course Ive heard that song :) . very good stuff. did anyone catch the pink floyd cover limp bizkit played the other nite? I heard it was amazing, by people that dont even like bizkit of limp. anyways, the question was more referring to what bass is the best to use for rock music.
  4. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    so in conclusion : Pbass
  5. You can't go wrong with a P-bass.
  6. werd, I agree. Im in an emo/power pop band called whiteout. I play a 2001 Fender Jazz *Aqua Marine Metallic* its a beauty, and plays like a dream. I think its perfect for the melodic style I play, and still it takes names and kicks ass when I need it.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Even though I don't own one, I'd have to go with the P.
  8. BC Rich, with all those points, it has to be cool, right?
  9. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    Fender P or MM Stingray
  10. Precision... for straight ahead rock you can't go wrong with one.
  11. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    The Fender Precision Bass Guitar. Period.
  12. F# the P-bass.. got for the J-bass ! :)

    More versatile tone, better looking, etc,etc..

    the Fender Jazzbass, the way it should be(tm)

  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Almost any bass would work, IMHO the best for straight ahead rock are the P bass or Jazz.
  14. davelowell


    Jan 18, 2001
    stl, mo
    embellisher, i thought for sure you would say the rd artist! lol


  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    That would be my personal choice for 70's style hard rock, and would work well with pretty much any rock style.

    They are a lot harder to find than a P bass.[​IMG]
  16. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    choose one of these beasts:
    fender p
    fender j
    rick 4001/4003
    gibson thunderbird
  17. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I'd go with the Gibson Ripper. Those were some rock basses!
  18. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Well , rock is a wide genre. so a p-bass. all you need.
  19. Lumpycat


    Sep 16, 2001
    Philadelphia PA
    Can't say that I agree here on the P/J bass thing. I've never played one that felt right to me. I know that they sound good and a lot of y'all use them but I still think that the Rickenbacker is a better bass.
    My $.02 tells me that you just have to find something you like.


    P.S. I used to own an Gibson RD Artist. It was to weird and heavy. And what is that mega compression setting all about?
  20. Spectors are so definately Rock. I don't think, at least in my opinion, that there is anything better for rock than a Spector.