hm.....tell me why...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by only4him012, Dec 1, 2002.


  1. only4him012

    only4him012

    Nov 11, 2002
    NJ
    why do i see so my fender bass players than Music Man?
     
  2. JMBass

    JMBass

    Nov 27, 2002
    Portugal
    I believe there're two mainly reasons:

    Publicity
    Lower Price

    There's a question of tradition too.

    Talking about "sound", I prefer Music Man
     
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    ditto on the above

    also fender makes a gazillion different basses - MM makes 2 (not counting 5 strings and discontinued models).
     
  4. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    like it or not: Fender = Industry Standard

    also they have cheap entry level instruments that actually play and sound good (more if modded)

    ps: I also looove MM
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Because they're a Sadowksy clone. :eek: :D :p
     
  6. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    as those spectors are streamer clones :cool: .

    ps - i too am a music man man

    i have bad feelings about fender basses but won't bother trashing them as i know i am terribly outnumbered and will be pummeled into the ground if i start saying the things i truly think of them
     
  7. pyrohr

    pyrohr

    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    Imho the answer is fender makes a passive bass and MM does not. Also MM are harder to control in a studio and sound board. I happen to like the MM bass alot, I just can't for the life of me get the exact tone from it I would want from it. MM basses have a modern sound and for people who want that that's great I think it's a great bass for playing outdoors where you can air out your amp sorta like the acoustic 360 of the 70's. The bass cuts like a ginzu and for some music thats too much where as my mia dlx jazz also cuts REAL hard but can dial in a very mellow tone, something I can't get a MM to do. I also think the amount of personnalization (pups bridges, pickguards) that can be done to a fender has a great deal to do with it.
     
  8. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I'm with you Joe. ;)
     
  9. only4him012

    only4him012

    Nov 11, 2002
    NJ
    I guess MM doesn't have the soft sound in it?