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Most Important Bass Sounds!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by manfish, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. manfish

    manfish Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    So youre eclectic and love lots of different music. You want to access most major bass sounds for your work as a studio and live player, writer, composer, producer, etc. What are the sounds you would / should have? and what gear gets those sounds? How many basses would you need? Many of these sounds crossover a lot. JMJ would be most useful here!

    Ill start as per my taste and work life, with a list and you add your own lists or additions.

    Motown P bass w/ dead flats or muted
    Beatles: small bodied hollow w flats Hofner or similar
    Later Beatles; Solid (Rick) w plastic coated strings
    Thuddy 60s: Stones, Spencer Davis: larger Hollow w flats
    Muted 60s ala Gainsbourg. flats and foam
    Fat Jacks (ie Bruce and Cassidy) HB and flats Gibson, Guild
    Classic Rock: P bass type flat, half rnd or older rw
    Prog: Fender or Rick with rounds Wetton, Squire
    Aggressive Rock, Punk. Not far off prog Burnel, Buckler (imho its the solo to My Generation that started it all).
    DUb ya: deep Dub, Trip hop, Hiphop, art-rock. PIL
    OG Funk; Larry Graham (flats?),
    Funk; Bootsie , P Funk cats , JB
    modern alt Funk; Flea, RATM Musicman etc
    Hi Fi Aggressive ala Entwistle Humbuckers also Industrial
    8 string as in 4 pairs.
    Sub E: I prefer BEAD 4 string to a 5 strng
    That's off the top of my head.