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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SidMau, Oct 15, 2013.


  1. SidMau

    SidMau

    Sep 3, 2012
    The definitive sounds of many basses. For instance, what, in general, does a jazz bass sound like? Precision, stingray, rickenbacker? Stauts, Warwick, Alembic, Wal, etc...

    Not trying to compare quality or anything, I'm just curious what each brand/model's signature sound is. Thanks!
     
  2. Batman!

    Batman!

    Oct 29, 2004
    The answer will vary quite a bit, as there are plenty of ways to describe a sound or tone. Your best bet would be to hit up The Youtubes and query "______ bass demo" or something. Else, look up some famous players of the aforementioned models.

    Here's a start:
    J-bass: Marcus Miller, and these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fender_Jazz_Bass_players
    P-bass: James Jamerson, Duck Dunn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Precision_Bass_players)
    Stingray: early Flea
    Rickenbacker: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Rickenbacker_players
    Warwick: Stuart Zender, P-Nut
    Alembic: Stanley Clarke

    I'm taking the easy way out by not answering your question directly, but that's what I would do if I were trying to look into signature sounds.
     
  3. Maybe you should go to Youtube, and see what you can find.
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I believe that he used a Stingray on Uplift, so really early.
     
  5. still waiting for the tones is in the fingers comment.........
     
  6. Seconded.

    With an amendment to include strings.
     
  7. flats and tort on a precision?
     

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