Hmmm...What bass to go to from here?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by John Deacon, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Lets see, I already have a Jazz, a Precision, AND a Sterling. I thought that since I have covered the basic 3 tones, can anybody recommend me some other basses to get? I was looking into a Steinberger, because, c'mon! Look at the body! Any suggestions guys? Oh, and I only play 4-stringers.
  2. rjny36


    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Precision, Jazz, Stingray/Sterling... seems to me the next logical choice is Rickenbacker.
  3. Rick Auricchio

    Rick Auricchio Registered Bass Offender

    How about a fretless?
  4. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    You would think that, but I actually don't care for the tone, so lets skip one! :hyper:
  5. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    I had thought about that too, but I would rather it be fretted. Thanks for the input though!
  6. Relayer59


    Feb 23, 2007
    I sold my Ric because I just didn't care for the tone or the feel. I'd build a custom P or J w/ a Dark Star pup. That's my next bass.
  7. pandrew


    Mar 23, 2008
    corn dog
    i really dont think you need any more basses

    shoot, i've been playing one bass and it's worked for me everywhere
  8. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
  9. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Actually, I was looking into those, but I cant find any sound clips? I think I would like the humbucker. And Im sorry man, but Im gassin' for a new bass! How do darkstars sound?
  10. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    I'd say StingRay.
  11. Dogbertday

    Dogbertday Commercial User

    Jul 10, 2007
    SE Wisconsin
    Blaine Music LLC
    SX?... maybe mod it cool... something you don't care about dents with
  12. Evan_S._Brown


    Jan 10, 2008
    well you've covered your basic 3 basses with their respective tones.

    now its time to move on to some high end basses ala MTD usa, Ritter, Alembic.

    they all have their own sound.

    You could never go wrong with a US built MTD
  13. Evan_S._Brown


    Jan 10, 2008
    not many people will suggest steinberger cos come on... its not the 80s anymore (don't flame me, i'm just making a funny).

    if you really want a cool road to go down tone wise have you thought about an acoustic bass?
  14. John Deacon

    John Deacon

    Aug 24, 2007
    Haha, I know, but I have always wanted one! Thanks for reminding me about acoustics! I almost forgot.
  15. elpezpr


    Feb 7, 2008
    I would say an active modern bass. Something along the lines of an Schecter, Ibanez, Alembic, Modulus, Pedulla, Tobias.
  16. bassicsax


    Jul 29, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    go for a hollowbody,

    I really like the Lakland hollowbody...
  17. superfunk47


    Sep 9, 2007
    I'd say something modern, hifi, etc. etc. MTD would be a good way to go, so would Tobias (say what you will about pre/post Gibson, I think even the post Gibson ones feel and sound fantastic), if you want super high end go Alembic or Ritter. Look at some store that has higher end basses in stock, Bass Central, Bass NW, something. Try some out and see what you like.
  18. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    The Epi Jack Casady. Gorgeous bass, not overpriced, and will give you something different from anything you own.
  19. Warwick could be a nice choice too for something modern and wayy cheaper than MTD or Tobias:hyper:
  20. q1014


    Aug 17, 2007 thats the darkstar site there are sound clips on the site that ive found to be amazing