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Fenderish bass with Humbuckers (soapbars)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by serruto, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. serruto


    Oct 16, 2008
    I love the traditional look of fender basses but for my new band, my jazz bass is not delivering. I tried a stingray but the tone felt kinda "sterile" to me especially when recorded. I need something with a neck pup. I don't know about series pups ala P bass because they seem to lack low end bloom and have TOO MUCH midrange for my taste ( but i dont discard the possiblity of giving it a chance). I know some people here are afraid of the bass knob:meh: For those who keep saying "Mids is where your punch lives" - try playing along with a highly distorted les paul and a drummer with a pansy sounding kick drum - thats why i took the responsability of filling my band sound. I need something affordable in the $400.00 range. any ideas?
  2. scotch

    scotch It's not rocket science! Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Albany, NY USA
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    Well, if you're willing to spend a tiny bit more...


    ($6,000) ;)
  3. For that price range I cant think of any basses that have the look of a fender and have soapbars. But there is the thunderbird,peaveys,ibanez,schecter.
  4. Stampy


    Jun 30, 2008
    I love the Custom Shops but there so expensive I will probably never own one.
  5. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    Just get a 'real' Fender - a G&L L2000!
  6. Well its a crapshoot since I know next to nothing about them, but I found a used Stagg bass today that had 2 soapbars. IT hada jag kind of body and a pretty P feeling neck (not sure of any dimensions I jsut played it for second). Now granted thats not much info, but its a start for your search, and this one was pretty cheap, so I am guessing they are not real expensive new.
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Here is a parts bass ... p-bass body and p-bass neck with Rickenbacker pickups and a 3 band preamp.

  8. So are you willing to sell it to the OP for less than 400 bucks?

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