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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkyMonk72, Feb 29, 2008.
Whats the best bass for Thrash, Power, and Speed metal playing styles?
Just about anything fretted. Seriously.
But, the 800 lb gorilla of metal basses is probably Spector.
I've used a ton of different basses in my old metal band... The Spector and G&L were the best in my opinion.
spector is great. The euro lx rules for it.. I just don't like the toneboost. When I was playing metal I wound up switching to passive Jazz basses. It's how you play it.
"the sound is in your hands"
I've seen precisions, jazz, sadowskys, zon, stringray being well used on metal. Play a bass you like.
Spector and Warwick are your choices
i saw a great metal band a few years back and the bass player had a 6 string fretless, somethine boutique, i dont remember what the headstock looked like. or the band name. they were good though.
just remember, Geezer invented Metal on a 68' precision,
so that ALWAYS will work.
I have played Ibanez 5 strings,Fender 5 strings, Pedulla PJ 5 strings and last but not least the BC Rich Beast in my thrash metal and death metal bands. Just crank the amp and get dirty!
i would say ESP or spector
i LOVE spectors tone and feel.. +1 for me.. and i also agree on the precision bass post
Anyone who buys a certain bass for a certain style ONLY, should be punched in the throat
wicks, rays, jazz basses, p basses, spectors, ibanez's.... what doesnt work for metal?
Evil is metal.
And no pastel colors ESPECIALLY Seafoam.
If I may ask, why do you hate your Ibanez SRX505 as you say you do in your profile? If anything, that bass is a great bass for metal provided it has a proper setup.
not entirely true, once with my hardcore screamo band i used an EUB, sounded fine
If you're playing Sabbath yes. Anything more modern and I think you'll find a P-bass lacking. It's a muddy, awkward tone for metal. You need something powerful and defined to get above 2 guitars.
G&L 2500 or a Warwick. Or Spector. Those are my suggestions.
Budget - ESP, Ibanez, Fender
Pro - Warwick, Spector, G&L, MusicMan