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My fav Bass, what to do...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PatrickEdmonds, Feb 20, 2006.


  1. PatrickEdmonds

    PatrickEdmonds

    Jan 3, 2006
    So, I'm in two bands, completely different styles (grindcore and jazz rock) and I have 4 basses. My favorite is a junky brice 75 copy (similar to SX) with hot stack basslines. I love the look and feel of this bass, and I can also get good tones for both bands through a Sansamp BDDI. I want to use this bass for both bands. It is currently being used for the heavier band, but setup in drop C. I can tune it up, but I dont want to leave it that way, because I really dont want to hurt the neck.

    my other basses are:
    Cort Artisan B5 (currently being used for jazz rock and jazz bands)
    New SX 62 Fretless (not very good at fretless)
    My starter peavey bass

    Should I

    1) Just tune up and down, up and down, up and down
    2) Sell as much gear as possible and get a new bass for grindcore
    3) Just use my Cort for the jazz rock
    4) Get amazingly good at fretless and just use that for jazz rock.

    Thanks to anyone who answers.
     
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Why do you have to be amazingly good at Jazz rock?
    Also, why do you need to conform to standard tuning for Jazz? Try starting your own thing in Jazz with Drop C tuning. You knows, you might be the next virtuoso!


    -Mark
     
  3. PatrickEdmonds

    PatrickEdmonds

    Jan 3, 2006
    Well I have a grindy tone in drop C with the sansamp grit, but tuned up, less grit and fret noise, better "bass tone."