Metal/Funk 4 String

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassduder, Sep 19, 2001.

  1. bassduder


    Jul 30, 2001
    Canada, GF-W
    hey everybody,

    i'm looking for a sweet bass that can give me a cool funky sound, but can work with metal and other types of music, but mostly metal or heavy kinda things...i was gonna get a fiver, but thats different story...anyways, what im looking for in the bass is 24 fret, active pickups, hipshot d tuner, other things. some of the basses ive been looking at have been aria and ibanez, but suggestions are welcome

    thanks in advance
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Get an Active MTD Kingston 5er. Great value, and works well with some heavy stuff (Juan Nelson uses it for some funky stuff for Ben Harpers).

    A lot of people here will back me up on that one. Good stuff! You'd have to add the D-tuner, but hey, the whole thing will cost less than 600, if I'm not mistaken.
  3. A Warick Thumb thru-neck.
    Got $5000 anyone?:D
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    The MTD Kingston is a fine bass, but it is not active. Of course, you could put a preamp in it for about $150-$200.

    Another great choice would be the Musicman Stingray, sounds great for funk or metal, but it doesn't have 24 frets.
  5. David-Adler


    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    2 thíngs:

    1) MusicMan Stingray (attached is a pic of my fiver)

  6. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Like everyone said, the MTD Kingston, or the MM Stingray. Also the Modulus Flea model is supposed to suit funk.
  7. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Damn You! the gas is so bad it hurts.