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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tristianXzon, Oct 28, 2003.
I need something cheap but with low action and big bottom any suggestions
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!
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.
How about posting in the Basses forum?
The beast bass for funk and slap IMHO is the Fender Jazz bass.
You'll have to explain what cheap means to you though!
80's funk bass....
Guild Pilot Bass with EMG P+J pickups
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.
I think he's looking for a bass to play 80's funk.
Jazz bass would perfectly do the trick.
Another vote for the Steinberger. Instant Frankie Goes to Hollywood tone.
Since no one has said it yet, NOTHING tops the funk/slap tone of a musicman, period.
I kinda like DRs on mine.
80s funk? what about the DX7...?
seriously, i think fender jazz with the neck PU favored a tad bit...
I'd go for a Randy Jackson Peavey!! They look funky and sound great!!
How 'bout an Alembic Series ala Mark King.
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.
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 ..''
Prince isn't exactly known for Funk.
Rhonda Smith rocks though!