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Heavy ****ing Metal

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassJ725, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. bassJ725


    Jul 7, 2004
    Well I mostly play heavy ****ing metal and I was thinking about getting a new 5 string bass that had a mean growl and a nice hard low end sound. Any suggestions? Also I my budget is under $2500.
  2. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    In my opinion, you cant go wrong with Warwick for metal. I love my Warwick Thumb, it has a great, in your face growl to it.
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

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  4. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Profanity!!! This is the catholic word of the day
  5. I am biased. My Roscoe's are great for metal!! you might also try the
    Benavente (51) cool look, and you can get it as growwlly as you want.
    Stingrays are common as well. My choice would be the Benavente 51.
  6. 2500$ is quite the budget...
    Id say a Stingray 5...and you can still have some money left :)

    But personally i think you can play any style music on any bass. So you should find one that really appeals to you and work with that.
  7. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California

  8. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003

    No real reason...but it wouldn't hurt to try it.
  9. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I would recommend a thumb. The small body allows you to wear it high so you can ****. Hey, you can put the ****ing in Heavy****Metal.
  10. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    because the bongo looks so mean! lol
  11. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    You betcha! Scare all those metalheads with your evil bongo of doom.
  12. YES! METAL!!!!!

    I use a Zon for metal, but I've also used a 76 Stingray and an ESP/LTD Viper 304.
  13. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    How is that different than heavy metal? I've never heard that particular brand before. Death metal, grindcore, black metal, prog, metalcore... never heard any HFM.

    Weird, you'd think I'da heard some by now.
  14. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I think that if you find a bass that feels and sounds and looks good to you, you can make it work in whatever style of music you're playing. If you start getting multiple basses you can think things like, "I like this one for this kind of music and this one for that style." But if you're looking for one bass, to be your main (or only) bass, just find one that you like. You might put a little thought into getting a bass that's versatile, that'll be good for everything.
    Ok, I'm rambling. Just find a bass that seems "right" and that's your bass for metal or whatever else you might play. :bassist:
  15. invisiman


    Feb 22, 2004
    Maybe it's a sub genre of NWOFBHM?? Or Nu-metal??

    Perhaps he can name some HFM bands for us??
  16. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    A black Bongo would work well stylistically, and the sound has that AWESOME gut-busting kick that you'd want for metal.
  17. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    You really cant go ******* wrong with one of these:
  18. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    I was waiting for this.

    Oh and I wouldnt bring a $2500 bass to anything really heavy. It would get trashed.

    Id go with a Stingray or P bass for something really heavy.
  19. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    If the answer isn't Spector or G&L, you're asking the wrong question.