blues bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fenderbluesdude, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. what would be a great blues bass under 600 bucks. :help:
  2. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Jazz or Precision.
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Might be a little over your price, but a conklin 9 string should do the trick.


    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    You have PM fenderbluesdude
  5. i just want a simple bass not a 6 string bass just 4 strings.
  6. vacman


    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    Carvin. B-4. Love mine. :bassist:
  7. A used Moon with barts. 60% bridge pick up, 90% neck pickup, 60% treble, 100% bass. Tone Heaven! :cool:
  8. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Duck Dunn does great with a Lakland Bob Glaub (although now he's got a signature line with Lakland). He's played Fender P's for decades and always had a great tone, IMO.:D
  9. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
  10. sethlow3

    sethlow3 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Fender with FLATS....

    Godin A4 fretted (used)....


    just my 2 cents
  11. a fender Precision or Jazz bass or a Reverend if you like the looks.

    the Made In Mexico fenders would be in your price range, or you could look around for a used USA made model or one of the Japan made models. a used Geddy lee signature would be cool.
  12. bovinehost


    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    And Geddy don't know nuffin' but da blues.
  13. Mongeaux


    Apr 14, 2004
    I a blues guy and I'm ordering a Reverand PJ next month. Read some reviews about em.
  14. corinpills


    Nov 19, 2000
    Boston, MA
    a Tele bass with the humbucker is killer for blues- especially with flatwounds.
  15. RoyQBiv


    Nov 8, 2002
    Bellingam, WA
    You can't go wrong with a P. I use an SX J with flatwounds and a pick (sometimes). I solo the neck and roll off most of the tone. Not quite traditional blues tone, but nice punch, plenty of bottom, and lovely grit in the lower registers.

    Just go with any Fender-style bass that feels right to you. After that it's how you play it that's going to make it sound bluesy.

    Good luck!

  17. It's all been said already...P-Bass, J-Bass, Rumblefish.
  18. lamarjones

    lamarjones Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Fender Roscoe Beck.

    Isn't that why he came up with it? ;)
  19. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Fretless Rob Allen
    Lakland Hollowbody