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Help me choose my next bass: Sire-Sterling-G&L-Ibanez-Aerodyne

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by skullbass, Mar 2, 2019.


  1. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I’d vote for this if you’re looking in the $500 range:

    BASSES

    The Ray 24 CA has a thin jazz neck and sounds great. $499 new. You can always get at least 10% off at Guitar Center. Good luck!
     
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  2. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    Yamaha BB734a
    I have a BB735a and it has become my main player. I play in a lot of diferent bands: blues, rock, pop, funk. And I use it with everyone of them.
    Great bass!
     
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  3. txdahaley

    txdahaley

    Nov 14, 2018
    Texas
    G&L through a Hiwatt.
     
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  4. AstralBirth

    AstralBirth Supporting Member

    Very damn true.
     
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  5. skullbass

    skullbass

    Jan 17, 2019
    Ok, made the change!
     
  6. Treebeard

    Treebeard

    Jun 5, 2016
    Fuquay, NC
    Bear Light Symphony, TimepeaceNC Band
    L2000
     
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  7. no body contours is a deal breaker for me...I hate slab bodies
     
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  8. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Texas
    I don't notice it at all. Different strokes I guess. I don't rest my forearm on any bass though.
     
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  9. Mammoth_Bass

    Mammoth_Bass Check out my band Mammothor!! Supporting Member

    May 2, 2016
    Sandown, NH
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  10. Oly Spart

    Oly Spart

    May 20, 2015
    Canary Islands
    About the Ibáñez SR 650, it is true that it has a very confortable neck, also it's very light but balanced.
    That said, string spacing is very narrow so playing slap with is not impossible but needs a special adaptation effort.
     
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  11. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    "attracts mojo" you mean.
     
  12. -Asdfgh-

    -Asdfgh-

    Apr 13, 2010
    UK
    An MM with a thin neck? I should go out into the countryside to see if there are any lions laying down with the spring lambs. It is giving me gas.
     
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  13. skullbass

    skullbass

    Jan 17, 2019
    You CAN adjust the spacing with the new SR650E!
    BUT : it's an ugly duck....and is it heavy enough to replicate vintage sounds (I guess weight plays a role)?
     
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  14. Oly Spart

    Oly Spart

    May 20, 2015
    Canary Islands
    The bass is quiet light, even so it's well balanced.
    Vintage it is not. It has its advantages, but not this one.
     
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  15. Swingin

    Swingin Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2018
    L2000 vote here as well.

    As for your thumb, rest it on top of the strings. It helps keep them muted and also helps keep the hand relaxed.
     
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  16. skullbass

    skullbass

    Jan 17, 2019
    Please tell me what is this tone. Vintage P bass ? Which bass in the list will do it?
     
  17. Weight will have very little to do with "vintage tone". Materials, construction, pickups, strings, etc. will have a lot more to do with it than weight. In fact, many vintage instruments are also very light, though there was a period in the 70's when they were generally pretty heavy.
     
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  18. Sub-hoo-fer

    Sub-hoo-fer

    Nov 27, 2015
    Virginia
    I was intrigued by this clip because I was not hearing P bass. I just went to school via google on Harmonium and I think that is a Rickenbacker. All the videos I found show Louis Valois playing a Jazz bass but there are photos of him with a Rick. I think that is what we are hearing.

    If that is the tone you’re after I would go with the G&L or the ibby. Nothing quite pulls off the Rick sound entirely but flats, tone open, and a pick will get you real close to this. I have flats on a TBird and tapes on a Jag and I can get pretty close to that tone with a pick. I am just missing some of the airy, wood tones present on that clip.

    I still like the Ibby for all around versatility but since you have an active bass with soaps my vote is the G&L with flats.
     
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  19. skullbass

    skullbass

    Jan 17, 2019
    Isn't a standard 19mm spacing on the 4 strings? What is the standard for MM or others?
     
  20. skullbass

    skullbass

    Jan 17, 2019
    Cort seems interesting, especially the upcoming GB74GIG!
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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