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Got to get me a new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by laurance22, Jan 7, 2005.


  1. laurance22

    laurance22

    Jan 7, 2005
    Hi,
    I know most of you have seen these threads before but I am planning on buying a new bass in the $750-$1000 price range.

    The bass has to be very versatile as I'm playing in a lot of varied musical enviroments (rock-jazz-funk-blues amd everything in between) . It has to be a 4 stringer. I was looking at the marcus miller jazz bass (4 string) , conklin groove tools 4-string ,the doug wimbish sig and maybe the the top of the line BTB. My current gear is mim fretless jazz, Ibanez btb300bg and srx305, My amp is an Svt 3 pro with the svt 410hlf

    P.s I am influeced Jaco (of course) wooten, miller,dickens , clarke e.t.c I dig the more groove based stuff though.
    Any help would be really appreciated
    Laurance
     
  2. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Sounds like some sort of Jazz bass might fill the bill. You might wind up doing some tweaking (like maybe series/parallel wiring) but a J would do it. I would stick with a passive bass.
     
  3. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Since he already has a jazz of sorts id suggest something else. used G&L L2000 maybe.
     
  4. laurance22

    laurance22

    Jan 7, 2005
    i have'nt heard much about the g&l l2000 Are they good?
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yes and extremely versatile.
     
  6. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    + 1
     
  7. Matt R Miller

    Matt R Miller

    Apr 27, 2003
    Wisconsin
    if i were you id go with a lakland skyline joe osborne without thinking twice about it :bassist:
     
  8. Andre_gt7

    Andre_gt7

    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    i'd say go for the GT-4..but im biased :-roll
     
  9. laurance22

    laurance22

    Jan 7, 2005
    So no one likes the idea of the miller jbass? :eyebrow: Thats the one of ones I was seriously considering