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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Somebassguy, Dec 10, 2003.
Any suggestions on which bass puts out the deepest lows?
My G&L 2500 puts out some of the sickest lowend I've heard....
Yes, preferably 4,
P bass with an EMG pickup
If you want some good lows, look at gibson (or epiphone i guess) Especially the ones with that giant humbuckerin the neck position. the long scale SG or even the hollowbody (sorry, i don't really know the EBs!) but they can give some serious low end. also at my guitar store, they have a cool ovation bass, it has a humbucker in the neck position, and the thing is huge! definate low end there if you can find one!
The gibson EBO is a weak weak sick bass.
I had a early 70's model and I hated it, I bought it for $40 Canadian from my music teacher, and sold it for $740 Canadian on ebay.
Don't miss it one bit.
If I had to make a completely subjective and unsupported suggestion, it would be that your amp setup would dictate how low you can go.
As far as I see it, if you don't have a cab setup that can handle the uber-low frequencies you're looking for, it won't matter _what_ bass you're playing.
Go hollowbody. The Epiphone Jack Casady is a good contender for huge low end. Failing that, you could go for Jauqo III-X's idea and string up a bass as a sub-contra-bass, with low E being the highest string on the bass!
Huge low end = Roscoe
I've heard nothing that even compares.
a 70's SVT through a 2X15 cab. then get a P bass with flat wounds strings on it. that is as much thump as you will ever want to hear.
A newer Rickenbacker with the high output pickups with the right rig will rumble on a high G. Mine sure as hell does.
Here's another vote for Roscoe! There's no question about it, they have the strongest lows that I have ever heard a bass have, and I have been fortunate to play a lot of basses. look no further than Roscoe, you won't be disappointed.
Of all the basses I've owned:
Squire Affinity P-Bass (my first)
MIJ Jazz Fretless
Warwick Thumb B/O
The P-Basses have been by far the bassiest basses that ever bassed IMHO
Big, fat, thick, round, BASS!
For _deep_ clear lows you want the hardest woods possible. Them Fenders and g&l:s do put out mighty lows but not quite so deep (nor very clear). My Warwick with bubinga body has deepest lows I've ever heard on any bass. It's mostly noticeable with high quality studio monitors. I compared my Jazz and P to the Warwick and they weren't even close.
Still, if I want 'bassier' sound on a gig I take the P.
Lowest low end? One word. DINGWALL! End of discussion.
I've just bought a Marcus Miller 5 string.
The low end on this thing is unbelievable. I have the bass boost on 0 because the bass is enough as it stands.
I have thrown it all the way up and played but bass is just too stomach churningly low
Roscoe definitely has the low B down. The MM Stingray has a ton of low end if you are looking at 4 string.