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Fender for death metal... can it be done?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Waspinators, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
    Has anyone ever used a Fender in a death metal setting (or something similar)? How did it work out, and did it hold up as well as an Ibanez or an ESP?
  2. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    anything will work in the proper hands.. Well except maybe a upright bass..

    But metal doesnt mean Ibanez or ESP..
  3. Heh... distortion on an upright...
  4. Martin Mendez of Opeth uses a variety of Fender jazzes (even a Marcus Miller Signature).
  5. I believe the guy from Origin uses it as well. Crazy player, nice sound.
  6. Tired_Thumb

    Tired_Thumb Guest

    Steve Digiorgio played a homemade Frankenfender for quite some time, which didn't seem to hurt him.
  7. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Yep. Just Do it. Do it.

  8. bassblast


    Feb 25, 2008
    I used a fender american deluxe jazz 5-string in a thrash metal and death metal tuned down a whole step and it delivered!
  9. bovinehost

    bovinehost Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Music Man/Sterling By Music Man
    It's a bass.

    You use it to play the bass parts.

    I hear glockenspiel is not such a good idea, though.
  10. ampegfuzz

    ampegfuzz Supporting Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Davenport, IA
    Good call! Dont worry about what other people play and use if it sounds good and feels right its the bass for the job. Glen Benton of Deicide plays a Rickenbacker for "satan's sake". lol
  11. Croox


    Sep 16, 2007
    South Side Chicago
    I play on a fender Jazz in a death metal band and my Guitar Player has a modified strat he plays on. its more about talent than gear
  12. I don't get why people think brands are genre specific.. :confused:
  13. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    ibanez and esp make more black basses then any other manufacture hence there dominance in the field

    can you imagine showing up for a black metal gig with a shell pink jazz. You would lose all your image points have to give up all your sharp pointy things on your wrist band and be ousted to the forest which you came...
  14. shatterd


    Feb 24, 2008
  15. phatduckk


    May 24, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    ya why not. a jazz can cop a whole ton of tones. a buddy of mine uses a MIA Jazz in his death metal band and it sounds just fine
  16. Kyon`


    Aug 17, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Works fine, I used a mustang during my hair metal teen years XD
  17. zzr0ck3r


    Mar 14, 2008
    fender american precision deluxe works great for metal nice lows and humbucker can bring out any note needed. i bought this bass for math punk/metal
  18. Joe Gress

    Joe Gress

    Dec 22, 2005
    Pueblo, CO
    And why not? I find it is a hell of alot easier to nail sixteenths and thirtyseconds using a bow. An upright would sweet in metal. But of course their would be that whole not being able jump around like an idiot part. Unless your jimbo. :D
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    How about a bass like this one ...

  20. Rob Mancini

    Rob Mancini Guest

    Feb 26, 2008
    I played a glockenspiel through a Big Muff and into a Twin once. You're right...it's not a good idea ;)

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