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Good ans bad sounding bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Markie, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. Markie


    Jun 9, 2004
    how to tell if a bass sounds nice or bad? this might me when i am choosing a bass
  2. It all depends if you like the sound or not. Compare the sound to others and base yourself off of it.
  3. As simple as :

    How do you know when food is good or not?

    By tasting it

    How do you know if a musical instument sounds good or not?

    By hearing it
  4. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Things like clarity, good sustain, no dead spots. Good bass, mid, and treble. That can be a preferance though. Really you should just try and find a nice bass, and if you don't know which basses are nice, find the most expensive one, play it, then use that as a comparison. Big part though isn't just the sound, it should play well, and feel good. Definately find a high quality amp to try the bass out on. A nice amp is going to really convey the sound of the bass honestly. Really though as the other guys said, it's what you like. If you're starting though aim high, save some money get a decent bass. A crappy bass is going to discourage you from playing because it puts limits on your bass playing.