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Good Bass for tapping?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by johnm0187, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. Hi. I am looking for a 6 string that's good for tapping. I don't want to spend more than $500. Used is fine. I was thinking Ibanez Sr506, or a Peavey Fury, or an ESP B206. I'm open for any suggestions.

  2. I have an SR506 and it doesn't tap well...

    maybe I just need a better set up and lighter strings though...

    I tapped on a Cirrus 6 not too long ago and it was BUTTER!
  3. Rapscallion2112


    Apr 21, 2004
    chapman stick
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  5. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    He's right. The Cirrus 6 taps incredibly well. It just so happens I have one on sale :bag: shameless plug. But seriously, you should consider one. they are incredible and just roughly twice out of your price range.
  6. man I want your bass :(

    but I don't have 1000 bucks

    I have 300 bucks if that'll qualify for your "obo" ;)
  7. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I wish I could sell it for $300, but I need that money to pay for an (MTD Grendel5, which I want to get) and I need some money to put towards my loans. But if you can by some chance earn (or steal!:ninja: ) $700 in the next few days, let me know.
  8. I can't think of anything that I could do to make another 400 bucks quick :(

    that's the best offer I've ever seen though
  9. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    a used conklin gt6 seems to be a good idea for you...
  10. they don't make GT6's do they? i've only seen 5's and 7's
  11. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    No GT-6 exists.. They should though.
  12. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    A used Peavey TL-Six should do the trick, especially if it's going to be set up for tapping. With tapping, you need to make sure the pickups are as close to the strings as possible. These basses have dual P pickups, which would allow you to have more control over pickup height than you'd get with a humbucker or a J pup.

  14. artistanbul

    artistanbul Nihavend Longa Vita Brevis

    Apr 15, 2003
    oops.. yeah. But you can always go for one string more :rolleyes:

    brice HXB may also be good for tapping. I can't be sure though.
  15. anyone know anything about the Peavey Grind Bass?
  16. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Good tapping is as much a matter of proper set-up as brand of bass..
  17. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Any bass with a good setup and good strings will tap well. Drop $20 on a setup, $30 on good low tension strings (TI Jazz Rounds work great for tapping) and you're fine. Then, you've got $450 left to buy whatever your heart desires.
  18. Would have thought a Stuart Hamn fender or a Billy Sheehan yamaha attitude would tap well.
  19. I agree, but I don't have a 6 string. So I was going to get a six string but one that is exceptionally well at tapping. I agree with a good setup any bass can tap well, but still some basses are better than others. I'm looking for that "Wooten" tap tone.