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Fun game - GUESS THAT BASS!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lorenzini, Jul 18, 2008.


  1. J bass

    76 vote(s)
    32.9%
  2. P bass

    47 vote(s)
    20.3%
  3. Lakland -02 or -94 series

    56 vote(s)
    24.2%
  4. EBMM Stingray

    52 vote(s)
    22.5%
  1. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Correct answer is posted in page 2. You can still participate, just don't read that post!

    Hi all!

    A drummer buddy of mine and I were just goofing off one night after rehearsal and recorded a few different grooves.

    I played this bass thru a Fender Rumble 100 that isn't even mine, he played a Yamaha custom kit and we recorded it thru a Zoom H2 , with slight compression (read: plenty of compression :)). I realize the sound is more the bass amp than anything else, but either way this'll be fun :D

    So which bass is it???

    Here are the clips:
    http://www.2shared.com/file/3615879/fe6960fe/Acid_Jazz_Groove.html
    http://www.2shared.com/file/3615920/fb004628/Hip_Hop.html
    http://www.2shared.com/file/3615925/8b6ab2a7/Motown_1.html

    *the download button is at bottom right corner
     
  2. zandar

    zandar

    Jul 8, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    I voted Stingray, the bass sound on those tracks really remind me of Flea's tone from BSSM.

    Sounds great btw!
     
  3. Definately not characteristic Precision and it didn't have the goose honk typical of Laklands. Between the MM and Jazz I say Jazz.
     
  4. marshmallow83

    marshmallow83

    Oct 6, 2007
    On BSSM Flea used a Wal, not a Stingray.

    On topic, I think its a jazz.
     
  5. ReidK

    ReidK Jst sy n t lsy cmprsn.

    Um... is it by any chance a '70s style Fender Jazz? :)

    Reid
     
  6. Dbassmon

    Dbassmon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    There is more than a little compression on there. That is pretty well squashed.

    Not a lot of identifiable characteristics to that sound. Where Fender P and Jazz have a distinct sound as does the Musicman, this is sort of nondescript. It sounds more Fender-like than Stringray.... It's a Lakland 5 string.
     
  7. Flea used a Wal on BSSM, i love his tone there too
     
  8. remigioremigio

    remigioremigio

    Feb 17, 2008
    lakkie!
     
  9. Dunno. None of the files will download for me.
     
  10. Green Mind

    Green Mind

    Aug 28, 2007
    BC/AB, Canada
    I voted stingray but then again I've never heard a Lakland
     
  11. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I voted Lakland, cause that's all the gear you have in your profile.:D
     
  12. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    US
    Its not a Fender, and its not a Stingray, so that leaves Lakland.
     
  13. kirkm24

    kirkm24

    Jan 1, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    Nice playing by the way. Track 1 "Acid Jazz" sounds like an entirely different bass to me than the other 2. On the motown track I heard a hi-fi sounding pop so I would say Stingray but it sounds like there is a lot of coloration from a compressor, EQ, or something because no one particular signature bass sound is heard on any of these tracks. I'd say the bass has active electronics so it would be the Lakland or the Stingray. I've never heard a Lakland so I'll go with Stingray. If it's a Stingray, its gotta be an older one because it was pretty round and fat, yet crisp sounding compared to the more modern Rays.
     
  14. BullHorn

    BullHorn

    Nov 23, 2006
    Israel
    'Current Setup:
    Lakland Darryl Jones 4
    Lakland Skyline 55-02'

    My guess would be it's a Lakland 02.

    :p
     
  15. Dreagen

    Dreagen Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Same here - The file wouldn't even download for me. :p
     
  16. calebbarton

    calebbarton

    Aug 25, 2007
    Oregon
    I manufacture for several companies including but not limited to: Bridge City Sound, Catalinbread, more.
    fendjazz
     
  17. zandar

    zandar

    Jul 8, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Doh. Still sounds like a stingray to me :)
     
  18. From what I've heard I'm 50/50 on Lakland and EBMM. I know that you can get a really close MM sound from a 55-02 so I'm up in the air, but I do know that you own a Lakland, I've seen it posted before, so I'm finalizing my decision as a Lakland 55-02.
     
  19. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Wouldn't it be a 5-string something or other? I voted Lakland.

    Nice playin', btw. :)
     
  20. kjpollo

    kjpollo

    Mar 17, 2008
    CT
    I voted 'Ray. The only one I could elminate right away was the P-bass- the tone made me think bridge position pickup for the first clip and for the others I was thinking active electronics.

    When to you announce the winner??
     
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