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F-bass, sound clips?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Niskamies, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Niskamies


    Jan 13, 2004
    I exchanged a few emails with George Furlanetto, and he got me interested in those basses.

    Has anybody got soundclips from F-basses? I only found one on the internet, and it was excellent.

    And can F-bass users describe the tone. I want growl and a solid bottom end. Can the F-bass deliver that? And would you choose maple or ebony on the fretboard?

    Is the F-bass different from a Sadowsky in sound? I have an MS5, and the F-bass and the Sadowsky has the same body and neckwoods. Is there still a noticable difference?

    And all comments on F-basses are welcome.
  2. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Pick up any Alain Caron CD. All he uses are F Bass basses.
    www.alaincaron.com also has some clips of tunes from his discs.
    Shoot Adrain Garcia a PM, I know he has some clips of his F Bass floating around (and he can play his ass off!!).
  3. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    howdo u make soundclips??

    i've been wanting to do this FOREVER!!!

  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    first of all, Mikebass needs to get out more ! ( thanks, bro! )
    i pm'ed you the links to the clips...
    they are humble representations - then there's Alain, he's just monstrous! however, and i don't want to confuse.. Alain's F bass sound is a little different than I am getting. He uses an ebony fretboard, big difference... it's tigher with more mids. I prefer the maple board, i get plenty " Fendery" and much more. Growl for days.. as i have said before, I have owned just about everything out there, my F bass is my go-to bass and will be the last bass i sell if it ever came to that, God forbid.

    let's see... here's the links to the clips again

    http://www.accessbass.com/DOLPHIN DANCE ELECTRIC.mp3

    ( this is done in my spare bedroom, on protools le, live , no overdubs. Just straight in with , no DI )

    http://accessbass.com/f bass clip.mp3
    (this was the Buckeye F bass that Mikebass ( and I ) owned for a bit-
    its is straight in with a drum loop i had on the computer)

    definitely my favorite basses on the planet.
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    You can get a more vintage Jazz tone in addition to what you hear Alain get. Much fatter sound. One of the best traditional Jazz bass sounds out there.

    I prefer Maple myself on the fingerboard.
  6. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.

    Yeah, I did dig that bass, but it never sat well with me.
    I just dig the Sadowsky thing for fretted, but fretless.......man oh man does my BNF5 slam!!! :bassist:
  7. brianh


    Aug 19, 2005
    Endorsing: Epifani Amplification
    Marcus Miller also uses an F bass from time to time. There are a couple of tracks on M2 that feature his F bass (I believe #10???...it features a sax player that sounds like David Murray...if not David Murray himself...). Just listen for a thicker, fatter 5-string version of Marcus's sound!
  8. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    Nice 1/2 time naningo for a couple of bars. I've always done that for the entire b section.

    Are you playing the keys as well?
  9. dveeus1


    Jan 7, 2001
    DFW, Texas
    If I may butt in,

    I do not think Alain Caron's fretted tone is represenative of F basses. IMO Alains Fretted sound is a Caron sound.Alain's fretted basses are not of the wood combination or pickups typical of GF's BN series of basses. Most every fretted fbass I have played owned or heard has been more 70ish fender / MM

    Now his fretless voice .... That for sure what u get out of a AC fretless.