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Good Death metal Bass?!

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

  1. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    a balloon bass

  2. ESP
    Some Ibanezs
  3. when I was in a death metal band my Ibanez Soundgear 300dx was great. The neck is real fast and narrow at the nut which was good for fast and complicated stuff. But, when I was playing it I always wanted a Spector.
  4. Ayliffe


    May 8, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    any bass with low action... i've seen people use everything from fretless zons to fender j's to warwicks.
  5. Nothing with those damned EMG-HZ pups. They mud up so bad at high speeds and lower frequencies.

    I'd recommend an Ibanez BTB or Peavey Cirrus. You'll probably want an active bass as much as I hate to say it. More definition in your tone that way, generally. One of my buddies has a Conklin 7 string and plays sorta progressive bordering on death metal and it sounds pretty awesome too.
  6. Elrend


    Feb 24, 2008
    It's not the basses fault that you can't play what you want. It's your fault.
  7. LowB-ing


    Aug 3, 2005
    Come on, everybody knows you can't play polka on electric bass! You cold sorta cheat on upright, but REAL polka can only be played on tuba. You really didn't know that? :rollno:

  8. calebbarton


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

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    I would think the G&L SB2 would work pretty well.
  10. queevil


    Aug 6, 2009
  11. Most solid body basses will work fine. My vote is Rickenbacker.

  12. Yeah, but a REAL bass player full of hot air could do a passable job. :D
  13. warwick.hoy


    Aug 20, 2006
    Spokane, WA.
    Beta Tester: Source Audio.
    No mention of Warwick yet,....I vote any of the German made Warwicks.
  14. dionysusolympus


    Apr 13, 2010
    Trabens eat metal.
  15. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    This almost made me spit out my coffee!!! :D
  16. amimbari


    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    when I'm in the mood for metal music, I use any of my basses, but when I have to "LOOK the part" I grab this one :eek:

  17. OP...

    spend $$$ on a new rig...
  18. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
  19. Allanpullay


    May 11, 2010
    defintely fingers i cant play metal with a pick for ****

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