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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by GODSBASSMAN, Jul 29, 2009.
Which do you feel is more important for good tone, assuming good quality equipment, bass or amp?
I voted bass.
You might be in a situation where you don't need an amp.
(Backline is furnished----Studio work with a DI---etc.)
A balanced combination of both.
Only a omnipotent being can answer that question.
I want to change to "carrots!"
Ears, feel and groove.
I second the "fingers" approach.
or the mysteriously reincarnated James Jamerson...
I thought about it, was about to put bass, but I feel that in a situation, Id rather have a crappy bass (no cheaper than $200 new... come on now...) and a rackmounted setup with 500 watts and equalizers and compressers yada yada. My warwick FNA sounds bearable at best through my 10 watt crate combo, but a Ibanez GIO through my 1100 watt hartke half stack with filled 6 space rack?? much better
GEE how many times do I have to type this in 24 hours?
BASS and CABS, BASS AND CABS, BASS AND CABS.
BOB and XXXX
A good amp (to your ears).
Another vote for Carrots
Hmmm...without an instrument, the amp's useless, and without an amp, the instrument can't be heard. So I think the most important thing is the player.
touch and strings...
second is bass..
(assuming you're playing live - you'd be DI for any realistic size venue).
In terms of money spent with tone being the goal; I spend more on a cabs and amps and less on basses.
Bassist -> Fingers -> Bass -> Strings -> Pickups -> Cabinet -> Amplifier
+1 on amp, I'd play pretty much any bass as long as I had a nice versatile amp, that and a great cab.
you can always use a direct box and monitors , almost a no brainer it's the bass fo sho ,