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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ak50324, Sep 16, 2005.
What is your opinion? I like the jazz better myself
Both. So I guess my answer is: Yes, please.
One of each?
psh, p bass. then again, if the pbass wasn't an option, i'd say the jazz. i don't like the clangy sound of the musicman basses AT ALL. plus for some reason the necks don't feel as fast as a fender. then again, i have yet to play any musicman pre Ernie Ball, so that could be a factor too.
it would help if you chose a specific musicman bass here. they do make different basses than just the Stingray. Anyway I'd take a Musicman Sterling over a Jazz bass, but I'd rather just have both.
I'll take any, and as a matter of fact, recently sold my Stingray, miss it plenty and currently have a nice Jazz. I'll take one of each.
I have a Stingray and a MIM Fender Jazz, and for recording purposes my 'Ray goes to tape with more clarity and punch than my Jazz. On the other hand, when I play live I tend to prefer the Jazz's tone and feel for some reason.
Note: I'm sure it makes a huge difference that I play with my fingers AND I string with flatwounds. I never liked my 'Ray's sound very much until I started using flats. It really helps with that "clankiness".
Jazz, the single pup mm's are a one trick pony.
One trick pony?
*takes out flamethrower*
I can tell that you've played a fair share of instruments from taking a gander at your profile, but honestly, you must not believe that rubbish.
I've played countless instruments myself, and among the most versatile is my MM Sterling. It can cop a tone for any situation without a problem while retaining it's own idiosyncratic sound.
Just for a laugh though, what is the "one trick" an MM can do?
To me, the sound is emphasis on the mids, and when in comparison to the range that you can get to a jazz bass by sweeping your blend or VV pots, i think the possible tonal variations are much wider on two pickup bass. On top of that I don't have anywhere to put my thumb when playing.
Both of the carvins i've had had mm style pups on them, and I've played several rays and mm's of friends for a few hours at a time tops, so I'm not an authority, I've always prefered either the p sound, with the single pup more towards the neck, or the dual pickup style basses.
It may be one trick, but it's a darn good trick!
Oh, and the Jazz is for me!
Musicman. My SR 5 has amazing range. Fenders sound like Fenders (thank goodness).
One Trick Pony! I get tired of hearing that especially Pbass threads,One wicked sound is way better than dialing a bunch of so so sounds,I love 'em both ,but would really like a Ltd. edition Sterling in Buttercream with tort. guard
You mention how you tire of hearing about it, then go ahead and say that it has one sound? I'm confused. If you read my response earlier, i state that I'm no expert, and from my experience, that is my opinion. This isn't whether they are good are not, I should of said, I think that single pickup MM/SR style basses don't have as many options as I would like. Is that formatting suitable with your folks beliefs about how great your basses are?
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J will have more sounds, but will never sound like the MM.
These are probably my two fav 4-strings; so I'd say either'd work or, better yet, both.
Just bought a Stingray and tried many J's in the process. Just seemed all together more solid - and it's got that sound!
there is no one trick pony. there is only closed minds. and the occasional bad bassist