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

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

  1. tristianXzon


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

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    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 Supporting Member

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


    Nov 24, 2000
  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!

  7. 80's funk bass....

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

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    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.

  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


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

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

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

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


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


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

  17. alembicbones


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

  18. GrooveWarrior

    GrooveWarrior Supporting Member

    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


    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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