better growl

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. G&L L-2000

    14 vote(s)
  2. Fender Jazz Bass

    35 vote(s)
  1. between these 2 basses, which has a better growl?
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I have both. They both growl.

    Grrrrr, baby

  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Me too. But IMO, J-basses are the super growl machines. Throw a fresh set of strings on almost any J-bass, instant tiger!!!!! (Not flatwounds. LOL :p) THEYYYYY'REEEEEEEE GREATTTTTTTTT!!!!!;)
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  4. I got a chance try a Fender Jazz with duncan vintage voiced pickups, Ah yes 220Hz never sounded better. Though the Tobais Growler and that Yamaha with the offset coil, you could scare the neighbors dog with one of those.
  5. Comakazi


    May 3, 2001
    Midwest US
    Gotta go Jazz. Just recently dropped some DiMarzzio DP123's into, let me tell you.

  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    My L2000E is certainly no slouch and has it's own unique growl. It's definitely punchier than some of my Jazzes. The J-Retro'd MIA JD5 is non-standard (of course) and is an absolute beast.
  7. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I had a Fender Jazz 5 at one time. It sounded great. Never owned orplayed a G&L so I really can't compare... Sorry

    (I know this was pretty useless..... but I had time to kill so.......... :))
  9. I have a Marcus Miller Signature Jazz and even in it's passive mode, it growls like a natural finished beast. I can't wait until I get some Ken Smith Metal Master strings on...ooooooo. Although G&L's kick some major @$$ too. Even their P-Bass rox out, and I don't even really care for P-Basses.
  10. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I have Tomastiks on my Jazz bass. They growl plenty!;)
  11. I have to say that my Jazz growls a hell of a lot! but like others here,I have never played a G &L to any extent
  12. well i played this L-2000 through a good rig...and it GROWLS!!!

    heck Fender, hehe just kidding
  13. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    Pickup Selector Switch - Middle - Both Pickups

    2nd Switch - Foward - Series - Bass Boost

    3rd Switch - Middle - Preamp On

    Treble & Bass Controls - Plus Middle

    Volume - Almost Full

    If you still can't get a better Growl from your
    G&L L-2000 ... buy a Tuba!
  14. Get a Stingray! I don't mean to be annoying, but, I'm on my Musicman honeymoon right now.

    Mike J.
  15. mcbosler


    May 12, 2000
    Plano, TX
    The J-bass has a better growl right off, but after a little midrange eq tweakage you could make either one of them growl quite a bit. Your playing technique can change the tone of your bass quite a bit too (ie how far away from the bridge you play, etc.). The fact that eb players can change their tone with the twist of a knob is something that the upright players on the other forum harp about all the time...but why not utilize this ability to the fullest?
  16. SWEET....that's how I've had mine set for a long time. Glad to see I'm not the only one with good taste! :)
  17. Saint


    Mar 2, 2000
    DC - USA
    Of these two, I have to go with the Fender Jazz.

    However, neither comes even close to a Ken Smith BSR4M (that's the one with the "soapbar" style pickups). I have one and it makes the growl on the stingray and tobias growler seem more like a "meow". In fact, despite my great love for its tone, I would say it is perhaps too growly, resulting in a tone that only works in certain specific instances. But if it's growl you want (which is what I was searching for at the time) I never found anything that even came close to the Smith.
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...why isn't the Gibson EB-0 listed?
  19. Exactly how I play my L-2500.

    I also crank the bass knob-bottom one. Roll off the treble knob a wee bit, and then I watch the crowd vibrate.