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most AGRESSIVE sounding bass

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


  1. emielow

    emielow

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

    keywords:

    slapping
    modern
    bright
    active

    agressive..:hyper:
     
  2. strummer

    strummer

    Jul 27, 2005
    Sweden
    Musicman Stingray
     
  3. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    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
    Spector
    Modulus
    Ernie Ball
    Roscoe
     
  5. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    http://www.gui****en.com/simmons/AXE.gif

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

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    +1...ish.

    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
    ftw


    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

    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

    Figjam

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

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    A 90s Schack.
     
  14. i say Modulus
     
  15. Spector with EMG's
    Music Mans
    Modulus
    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
    Philadelphia
    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. BlacktotheBlind

    BlacktotheBlind Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Indianapolis
  20. Ripper

    Ripper

    Aug 16, 2005
    NY/NC
    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)