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Good Death metal Bass?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Allanpullay, May 11, 2010.

  1. XigXag


    Mar 30, 2010
    Dayton Ohio
    Ya know, I seriously do wish I could get a DaisyRock daisy shaped bass. I'd rock that **** out! Guitars only tho :(

    After a Google I do see used ones!
  2. Progtastic


    Mar 8, 2010
    Spector has better growls, a lot of metal bassists use them (myself included)

    As far as playing fast, what helped me most was doing a number of exercises and keep playing faster and faster, but making sure it was clean. Fingers or pick?
  3. muddycreek


    Feb 26, 2010
    PRS. The one with the two P pickups, don't remember the model. Absolutely roars.

    P bass is a good suggestion, too- meat with definition.

    The most important thing, though, is that it feels good to you. A close second (or tied for first?) is whether you like the tone going through an amp set flat. After that, it's whether you like the looks/vibe/etc, if that matters to you. After that, the rest really doesn't matter.
  4. yngwiewho1


    Mar 2, 2009
    Tomball, Tx
    cannibal corpse, Behemoth, goatwhore, cattle decap, former cynic/portal, Satyricon, Protest the Hero, Enfold Darkness, Despised Icon, Arsis, between the buried and me, pantera, and porcupine tree all use spectors. there are probably more, but i would need to check.
  5. yngwiewho1


    Mar 2, 2009
    Tomball, Tx
    oh, and you can get the 4 string in 34' or 35' scale... the 35' is best for tuning to b. i play a 6 string spector and 5 string gary willis fretless in my death metal band. 2 completely different worlds but both are awesome for metal
  6. Why is it that people who play metal music can't figure what bass to use? I don't know that I've ever seen a "what bass do I use for polka?" on here. :D
  7. Sharko


    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    ^^ THIS ^^
  8. XigXag


    Mar 30, 2010
    Dayton Ohio
    Everybody knows you play a tuba for polka bass.
  9. Flag2Flag


    Dec 30, 2005
    Austin, TX
    IMHO Warwicks with big ol' humbuckers do the trick...
  10. heard some stuff about ESP with EMGs
    as well as Shector (sp?) and BC Rich.
  11. Spectors can do it easily but you can do it with a Jbass as well. The Spector Performer is a good solid bass with ok EMGs. You can grab one for $350, drop a quality preamp in there and you're set for quite a while. I dropped a Delano Sonar 3 pre in the one on the left and that thing became a monster. Massive tone for around $500.

  12. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    :D ^ took this thread seriously.
  13. SkitzoBass


    May 11, 2010
    Try out some Traben basses John Moyer Havoc, or a Chaos, im sure you can dial in a good metal tone.
  14. Clank


    Jan 7, 2008
    Huntington Beach
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball Strings
    I was going to say something pointy but....
  15. queevil


    Aug 6, 2009
    Dude, just play some basses. Alot of them. Then pick the one you like the best that you can afford. Somebody mentioned daisy rock. I think they were being facetious but it's probably as good a recommendation as any because with the endless selection of amps and effects there's bound to be a way to make it sound the way that you need it to.
  16. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    A black bass
  17. ctufankjian


    Sep 28, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Unicornbass.se
  18. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    the black one with lots of pointy edges
  19. jazzyitalian

    jazzyitalian Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN
    Lawyer and Hobbist Bass Maker

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