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Choosing a Bass

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Sterling2007, Sep 5, 2008.


  1. Sterling2007

    Sterling2007

    Sep 5, 2008
    I am interested in upgrading bass guitars, I currently play a Mexican made fender 4 string jazz guitar. I play at a church on a praise and worship team and with a contemporary Christan music groupe. Our styles of music vary from an easy listening, to hip hop, rock, heavy rock, and an occasional country style. so I need a bass that is fairly versetile. I have played a Lakland Daryl Jones 5 string with a taped maple neck and really liked it. The feel of the neck was fantastic, and tone seemed good.

    At times I will be plugged directly into sound board, others going thru an amp. I have been told that passive pick ups have more character and personality to their sound, is this true ? Is there more of a problem with the passive pickups humming ?

    I am also considering the following : Laklands 44-01 / 44-02 / 55-01 / 55-02 What would be your recomendation ? It appears most of the big name players have stuck with a 4 string.
     
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    I dunno, man. That's a toughie. Lots of church guys rock a 5 string because they need the range, so I don't know if that's part of your gig or not. All those Laklands are great, but I've never tried any of those myself, so I don't really know. I'd post on the Lakland forum. GREAT info over there, and you can get a really good idea of what would be a good scene for your first Lakland.

    JMJ
     

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