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Good bass for MeeeTTTTTaaaaaL!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FireArm, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. FireArm


    May 17, 2007
    Im looking for something with a real growl, I was thinking a Marcus Miller Jazz bass or a Fernandes Tremor deluxe.

    So looking for something with alot of growl... but something thats not too muddy.


  2. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Instruments aren't made to be genre specific. Any bass works in any style.

    But to answer your question, I say a EBMM Stingray. I use an SR4 for playing metal and it works great. :)
  3. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    Any bass that's comfortable for you and you enjoy playing. Paired up with whatever amp, and effects, then buried in a mix behind guitars, drums and rrRRrraarrrrrrr vocals.
  4. ROON


    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm assuming you don't listen to much metal.
  5. krall

    krall Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Shediac, NB Canada
    The best I've ever used for metal is my old '76 Canadian Made J.K Lado with Barts..Growl central with this bass:




    Good luck finding one though..
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Just make sure you had a CooooRRRRRRRRRRddddd and AaaaaMMMMMMMMppppppppp to go with it.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Sadowsky Basses. :bassist:
  8. Bassenstien


    Jun 13, 2006
    Ive managed to rip it sick for years now with my MIA Jazz :bassist:
  9. Ed x TWWK

    Ed x TWWK

    Sep 8, 2008
    I agree 100%, I play metal, and I use only SR's

  10. In Absentia

    In Absentia

    Jul 5, 2008
    +1 to EBMM Stingrays
  11. El-Bob

    El-Bob Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    IMO, there are much growlier basses out there than a stingray...

    stingrays are great, and have a very aggressive tone, but i wouldn't call it a growl, if you want growl go for a jazz bass or a warwick.

    that's my opinion anyway, although many seem to disagree.
  12. Col200


    Feb 18, 2007
    At the Prog. Nation tour, the bass player of Dream Theater was using a Bongo and it sounded awesome. Martin Mendez of Opeth plays a sweet Fender Jazz and I've always loved his tone. It's Super fat and rich. More importantly, what bass feels the best to you? That's the one you'll want. :)
  13. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    I think you should focus more on getting a bass that has the tone you desire. There are many different brands of basses that are used for metal and many good tones, but they are still different.

    The best bass for metal that I've played was a 4-string Spector Euro (NS4CRFM) with active EMG P/J pickups and the 2-band EMG preamp. That bass had more growl and punch than any Warwick or Musicman I've ever heard. I don't know if the newer Euro models are quite so aggressive nowadays, but they are worth looking at. I will give an honorable mention to the EBMM Sterling as well, I see a lot of younger metal bands using those because they always stand out in a mix. Don't overlook a good, old Fender P-bass either. Worked great for Sabbath and Maiden, and you can't get much more metal than that. In other words, try out a bunch of basses and see what YOU like.
  14. fuzzurin


    Apr 2, 2008
    Check out Spector and G&L.
  15. lovenotfear


    Aug 15, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    G&L L2500
  16. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Any bass.
  17. TrevorOfDoom

    TrevorOfDoom Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Austin, TX
    i played a Squier.

    however, were i to do it again, i'd totally rock at Lakland Hollowbody with Darkstars!!:bassist:

  18. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    A P-Bass, or a Jazz, or a Stingray, are the most popular, I'd use a Traben myself.

    Any bass with a humbucker in the mid to bridge area would be my next choice.
  19. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC

    Choice of Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted.
  20. fuzzurin


    Apr 2, 2008

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