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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rafterman, Sep 19, 2001.
between these 2 basses, which has a better growl?
I have both. They both growl.
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 ) THEYYYYY'REEEEEEEE GREATTTTTTTTT!!!!!
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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.
Gotta go Jazz. Just recently dropped some DiMarzzio DP123's into it...wow, let me tell you.
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.
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.......... )
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.
I have Tomastiks on my Jazz bass. They growl plenty!
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
well i played this L-2000 through a good rig...and it GROWLS!!!
heck yeah...no Fender, hehe just kidding
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!
Get a Stingray! I don't mean to be annoying, but, I'm on my Musicman honeymoon right now.
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?
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!
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.
...why isn't the Gibson EB-0 listed?
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.