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most AGRESSIVE sounding bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by emielow, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. emielow


    Jan 18, 2004
    whats in your opinion the most agressive sounding bass?



  2. strummer


    Jul 27, 2005
    Musicman Stingray
  3. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    My Status Energy KILLS with the neck pickup soloed, and it's only one of the cheaper Status models. Status basses have a reputation for sounding extremely in-your-face.

    Anyone played the new dual humbucker EB basses? How aggressive do their neck humbuckers sound?
  4. NOLA Bass

    NOLA Bass Mr. Worst Case Scenario Man Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2005
    New Orleans LA
    Ernie Ball
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    ... sorry, couldn't resist.
  6. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    it's been a while since i've played a roscoe, but i don't remember them being as aggressive as, say, spectors.
  7. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Lakland 44- and 55-01's with the stock Bart preamp are pretty aggressive.
  8. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I'd go with this list also; I own all three. I'd say my Roscoe is the least aggressive sounding, but I have plans to change that by having different preamp installed. :cool:
  9. Sound Chaser

    Sound Chaser

    Mar 19, 2005
    Lockport, NY

    If you want a bass that sounds like it could attack at any moment, I recommend the Yamaha Attitude. It's weird for slapping, but whatever.
  10. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    As far as passive, nothing is gonna beat a Rick.
  11. WAAAAAAAAAARWICK Thumb is veeeeeeeery aggresive!
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Any ernie ball. Spectors are very aggressive as well.
  13. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    A 90s Schack.
  14. i say Modulus
  15. Spector with EMG's
    Music Mans
    G & L L series
  16. Well, suppose it has a lot to do with the fingers, but every time I hear a Carl Thompson, I always duck for cover
  17. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    From what I've heard: G&L L-1500 (ordered one yesterday); P-basses with Quarter Pounders or DiMarzios; DiPinto Belvedere with roundwounds; Fodera Emperor. I haven't heard many boutique basses, but those Foderas are monsters.
  18. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Stingrays/Sterlings = Slap monsters.

    Very aggressive, great pre amp that can take you from dark to bright.

    Check out the dual pup models.
  19. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    I'd have to say an NJ Series BC Rich. Active pickups and great tone for anything.

    Just my 2 quarters (2 cents ain't worth nothin anymore)

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