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Blind Test pt. 2: slap soundclips

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ari, May 1, 2004.


  1. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    As for the last blind test, basses are recorded with the preamp engaged, EQ flat, balance at 50/50 - plugged straight into the soundcard (SB Audigy Platinum EX). As always, sorry for the sloppy playing.

    Same basses:

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    MTD 535, myrtle burl top, tulipwood body, wenge/wenge neck, bartolini pickups and preamp, fresh MTD strings.

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    MTD 635, buckeye top, ash body, maple/rosewood neck, bartolini pickups and preamp, fresh MTD strings.

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    Warwick Thumb BO 5, bubinga body, wenge/wenge neck, crel pickups & John East BTB-01 preamp, fresh DR strings.

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    Sadowsky 24F 5, ash body, maple/maple neck, sadowsky passive soapbars and sadowsky preamp, fresh Sadowsky strings.

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    Sadowsky P/J 5, alder body, maple/rosewood neck, sadowsky humcancelling pickups and sadowsky preamp, fresh Sadowsky strings.

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    Sadowsky Vintage Jazz 5, ash body, maple/maple neck, sadowsky humcancelling pickups and sadowsky preamp, fresh Sadowsky strings.

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    F Bass BN6, ash body, maple/maple neck, F bass pickups and preamp, fresh labella strings.

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    Marleaux Straight II, maple body, maple/rosewood neck, Haüssel pickups, Marleaux preamp, fresh Marleaux strings.

    Here are the clips:

    slap1

    slap2

    slap3

    slap4

    slap5

    slap6

    slap7

    slap8

    Can you match each bass with its corresponding soudclip? Which one is your favorite?

    Ari
     
  2. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    Again i have no clue which is which, but to me 1 sounded the best, sounded the most clear of them all.
     
  3. leishan

    leishan

    Aug 11, 2002
    Medina, TN
    What he said.....
     
  4. Dean_CustomJazz

    Dean_CustomJazz Guest

    Jan 23, 2002
    woburn
    Clip 3 sounds like the thumb to me.
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    3 sounds like thumb to me too.

    My fav was 8.
     
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    1 sounds Fenderish to me, but I don't which Sadowsky it is
     
  7. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    3 is thumb-ass and the best was 6, I would guess that it's a Sadowsky 24F but the rest is like finding a needle in a heystack.
     
  8. Danksalot

    Danksalot

    Apr 9, 2003
    Dallas, Texas, USA
    Endorsing Artist: SIT Strings
    I'll take a guess.

    1. 635
    2. 535
    3. F Bass
    4. Thumb
    5. P/J
    6. Marleaux
    7. 24F
    8. J/J
     
  9. i am probably way off, but what the hell, i tried my best. this is the way i saw it....

    1.) sadowsky vintage jazz
    2.) MTD 535
    3.) warwick thumb
    4.) marleaux
    5.) sadowsky 24F
    6.) MTD 635
    7.) sadowsky P/J
    8.) F-bass BN6
     
  10. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    liked number one immediatly, on the other hand number three
    delivered the goods too, more of a dirrty Funk flava, 1 has a more modern feel, it would all depend on my moods :meh:
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I like number 8. Clueless as to which is which.
     
  12. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Here it goes:

    1 is the sadowsky 24F
    2 is the sadowsky J
    3 is the thumb
    4 is the sadowsky PJ
    5 is the MTD 635
    6 is the MM J
    7 is the MTD 535
    8 is the F bass
     
  13. Bennet Pullen

    Bennet Pullen

    Aug 31, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I liked #2 and #8 the best. I think #8 is the 535, but thats all i know. It's funny how different they sound from eachother with slap, and how alike they sounded with fingerstyle.
     
  14. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I like 2, 4 and 8 pretty much equally.
     
  15. Ari

    Ari

    Dec 6, 2001
    Huh... Eskimo was just having a guess, I didn't say that the results he posted were correct ;)
     
  16. mgmadian

    mgmadian

    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Doh! Eskimo..Ari... who can keep these names straight anyway? Time to go edit that post...
     
  17. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    If I get them all right, do I win the bass of my choice??? (MARLEAUX PLEASE!!!!) :hyper:
     
  18. fiebru1119

    fiebru1119

    Mar 2, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    #2 sounds the best IMO..
     
  19. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    (without going back and listening to the fingerstyle clips. . . :) )

    1. Sad 24F
    2. MTD tulip/wenge
    3. Thumb
    4. Sadowsky VJ
    5. Sadowsky PJ
    6. MTD ash/maple
    7. Marleaux
    8. F

    I'm a lot more confident about these than the fingerstyle ones.

    Favorite? Depends on the situation. However, #8 has a "coherence" in the tone that is just awesome.