Is this a bass or amp problem

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by thebassist1234, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. thebassist1234


    Feb 12, 2006
    today i went to a music store and tried out a hartke 3500 and fender bassman 4x10 cab which i was planning on buying and loved it, but all they had to try out on bass was a 1976 p bass (i only have a standard p bass). I loved the tone which sounded really jazz bassy (why didnt i get a jazz bass?) versus my standard p's extremely boring meellow tone through an extremely boring sounding rumble 100. So is it the bass's fault or amp's fault?
  2. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    depending on what you are currently playing through... probably both.
  3. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    Depending on whether or not you alread purchased the head and cabinet, I would suggest going back with your bass to try out the rig. You really won't get a true representation of what you will sound like using a different bass.
  4. thebassist1234


    Feb 12, 2006
    can do
    either way it sounded amazing though i love being able to get a ss and tube sound (although i liked the tube more)

    i think it might be the pickups though cause every other standered ive played sounded more active pickup-ish than mine. or the bridge i dunno