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Looking for the best 80's funk bass????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tristianXzon, Oct 28, 2003.


  1. tristianXzon

    tristianXzon

    Oct 16, 2003
    I need something cheap but with low action and big bottom any suggestions
     
  2. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    80's? Are you looking for a bass to play funk on thats used from the 80's? Or are you looking for a new bass to play 80's funk on?

    Get a Fender Precision bass and listen to Paul Jackson! :D :bassist:
     
  3. De Teng

    De Teng

    Oct 27, 2003
    Utrecht, Holland
    Try an 80's Aria Pro II. Korean good quality period. Low cost and really a good sound. I had mine customized with Bartolini's (Lakland setup) and NEVER going to sell it.
     
  4. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    How about posting in the Basses forum? :)
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    :D
     
  6. The beast bass for funk and slap IMHO is the Fender Jazz bass.

    You'll have to explain what cheap means to you though!

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    Treena
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    80's funk bass....

    Guild Pilot Bass with EMG P+J pickups
     
  8. jammadave

    jammadave Rudderless ship Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Steinberger square'n'headless, either the real XL2 or the cheap XT2 (i couldn't resist, i just ordered one of those myself) - they're nice'n'bright, but the spacing may be a hair tight for lots of slapping.

    =0)
    dave
     
  9. I think he's looking for a bass to play 80's funk.
    Jazz bass would perfectly do the trick.
     
  10. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Another vote for the Steinberger. Instant Frankie Goes to Hollywood tone.
     
  11. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Since no one has said it yet, NOTHING tops the funk/slap tone of a musicman, period.
     
  12. I kinda like DRs on mine.
     
  13. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    80s funk? what about the DX7...?
    :D

    seriously, i think fender jazz with the neck PU favored a tad bit...
     
  14. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    I'd go for a Randy Jackson Peavey!! They look funky and sound great!!
     
  15. DB5

    DB5

    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Musicman Period :bassist:
     
  16. Skerik1

    Skerik1

    Sep 21, 2002
    Saint Paul, MN
    Spector?!!? Hello??!?!?!

    --Matthew
     
  17. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    How 'bout an Alembic Series ala Mark King.

    Bones
     
  18. I thought he wanted cheap. Musicman? Alembic? Spector? The best cheap 80's bass by far is the Ibanez RoadstEr (not RoadstAr). With P/J pickups in it. Put a Schaller Roller bridge on it, and you are in business. Check out basspalace.com, they usually carry some 80's Ibanez gems.
     
  19. Kelu

    Kelu

    Dec 6, 2002
    Lille in France
    1975 Jazz Bass ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    I'm surprised that nobody talk about this bass for 80's funk !
    Rhonda Smith : ''There is no other bass than the '75 JB for playing with prince ..''
     
  20. Prince isn't exactly known for Funk.

    Rhonda Smith rocks though!

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    Treena