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"I wonder what would happen if I posted an Electric Bass question in the DB Section."

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jacknthepulpitz, Nov 29, 2005.


  1. jacknthepulpitz

    jacknthepulpitz

    Nov 29, 2005
    Listen, im having a problem.. i need a new bass.. i have about 500 bucks and i play serious metal/death metal/grindcore. but i actually play the bass as oppose to bangin the top string.. i need a 4 sting bass that can handle my style of playing. i play in drop c and i was looking at either the schecter c-4 or the ibanez sr500.. i know nothing about basses, all i know is that i want emgs.. but i dont know how these other pick ups Bartolini MK1 Pickups, on the ibanez hold up.. which is the better buy. and if not one of these, what can i get for my price.. thank you
     
  2. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    For starters, you posted in the amps and pickups thread and you question is about basses. Second, you posted in Double Bass section (those are the big wooden ones that you saw when you were were a kid on field trip to see the Nutcraker) and you play bass guitar. Metal on a double bass......I guess anything is possible.

    So, back out, re-orient and go into the bass guitar section. I'm sure a moderator will come along and move your post eventually anyway.

    Finally, search the archives. Click on search, advanced search, bass guitars and start doing your research. Talkbass is a great source and you'll find what you're looking for.

    ROCK ON!!!!
     
  3. jmceachern36

    jmceachern36 Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    Cambridge MA
    Get a used Mexican P-bass it works for all styles of music. I bought one for $100 years back and it's all I used until I bought this big German fiddle that I have now. You can pick one up for between 100 and 300. Use the rest of the $ to put toward an amp.
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    If you get a Testore or Panormo, you should probably stick with Bartolino pups. You know, since they're all Italian names.
     
  5. christ andronis

    christ andronis

    Nov 14, 2001
    Chicago
    ..stay away from the all carved ones....they're not good for death metal.... :bassist:
     
  6. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    ... he said he plays serious metal/death metal/grindcore.
     
  7. christ andronis

    christ andronis

    Nov 14, 2001
    Chicago

    ...sorry...I forgot about the grindcore, that changes everything!!
     
  8. bannedwit

    bannedwit

    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Ebay for an Ibanez SRX-405
    I got a 5 string version of that for $220 shipped. Great for a pick or metal players. My five strings is ADGCF.

    To drop C try getting a bass that has a 35" neck. The longer the neck, the more tension it will have. If not, no worries, get thicker strings to fix that tension issue and maybe raise the action a bit.
     
  9. srxplayer

    srxplayer

    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    I second the SRX comment. An SRX 500 or SRX 300 is probably what you are looking for.

    I play an SRX model (as if you couldn't tell) and they are really set up tone wise for what you plan on doing with it. They don't use EMG's though, and they have skinny necks which some people don't like.

    I don't use it much anymore because it's tone really doesn't fit what I'm doing these days but I keep it as a back up because I really like the way it plays.

    Go try one out.
     
  10. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Does Hawkes make an SRX copy? cause I thought I saw one of those on EBay.

    Oh also, if I play gut strings can I still install a Bigsby vibrato?
     
  11. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Moved to BG.
     
  12. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    HEY.....

    The DB guys can be FUNNY!!!

    I guess you can trust things said by Austrailian lawyers... :D
     
  13. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I want to play grindcore on a DB. I think it would sound badass.
     
  14. Well, it would sound bad. And I guess people from this part of the world would say that "it sounds like ass." So you're right, again.
     
  15. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    People used to say the electric bass was a toy once upon a time. Some still do. Fortunately, they're all old and bitter and aren't important to the scene anymore. There will always be a place for both kinds of basses.

    BTW, you are wrong. Listen to Nekromantix and tell me grindcore wouldn't sound awesome on an upright.
     
  16. I was joking. And obviously I'd be wrong if I was contradicting you.

    I play upright, but I feel that there's a place for it, and a place for electric. The again, what the hell would I know? (rehtorical question) (just incase you didn't get it) (by "you" I don't mean Jimmy, because he gets everything)
     
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Oh, I get it. Bad...ass...badass...

    :bawl:

    Whoops

    :D
     
  18. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Pardon my ignorance, but what the heck is grindcore? Can you give me an example? :help:

    ~John
     
  19. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
  20. jrduer

    jrduer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    Thanks for the info. Guess I have only myself to blame... :rollno: :D

    ~John