Hi-Fi basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by full_bleed, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    What's your favorite Hi-Fi sounding bass and why? Pictures and audio encouraged!
  2. what constitutes a bass being hi-fi? (free bump, but i want an answer)
  3. i guess for starters a hi fi sounding bass will have active pickups?
  4. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    The sound. Like the tone musicman's are often catagorized as having
  5. I always thought a Rick through a Mesa sounds like Hi-Fi dirt..

    You can hear everything, but in a grindy type of way, I guess...

    To me Hi-Fi does not = mid-scoop, it just means clarity...

    I guess a nice, clean Hi-Fi bass would be an Alembic, a Wal, or even a Stingray with a maple board...among many others, like Sadowsky, Roscoe, and such....

    The opposite of Hi-Fi to me is a Gibson EBO....or a Hofner..
  6. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Well, I'm a Music Man kinda guy.
  7. full_bleed


    May 27, 2005
    I guess no one around here likes hi-fi sounding basses other than EB's.
  8. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    In my limited expirences with Sadowskys, I've found them to be quite hi-fi.
  9. +1 I concur!
  10. v-12, i think you hit the nail on the head

    MTDs are to me the epitome of Hi-Fi basses
    Foderas, at least Vic Wootens sound pretty Hi Fi too
    and of course Modulus
  11. fookgub


    Jun 5, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Wow, I guess the rest of the Dingwall fanboys must be on break or something, so I'll have to say it: DINGWALL! Take your pick, they're all good. My weapon of choice is an Afterburner I.
  12. Garry Goodman

    Garry Goodman

    Feb 26, 2003
    my Adlers use hi-fi Villex pickups, with a wide frequency range.One of them has a preamp with an output frequency spanning 2hz-200khz.The high speed preamp prevents harmonic realignment,giving the bass the ultimate hi-fi sound.
  13. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    Yeah I can't think of anything more hi-fi sounding than the couple fo MTD's i have played.
  14. Garry Goodman

    Garry Goodman

    Feb 26, 2003
    Hi-Fi is in the electronics, not the bass.
  15. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    Hi-fi is just short for high-fidelity. Fidelity is faithfulness to the original. So if your signal-chain faithfully reproduces the source of the sound, it is hi-fi. That's something I normally associate with a sound reproduction system, and not a sound production system. To me, your whole rig is part of the sound production system. It's like... what is the source? Is it just the vibrating string? Or is it the tone added by the wood of the body? The bridge? The frets/pickups/tone pots/vacuum tubes/cable/speaker/cabinet/pick?

    Hi-fi is something that passes on the signal without adding coloration. But if you're the author of the signal, you get to make it sound however you want. It's the guy who's listening to it at home on his stereo that should be concerned with hi-fi.