Need opinions for next bass purchase

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by duff84, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. i play in a rock, funk, psychedleic band. Were just finishing up our first album in the studio. Im looking for a second bass right now to use with this band, right now i use a precision bass with d'addario chromes flatwounds, i love this tone, but im looking to add something different to the mix. Im looking for something different, ive tried jazz's there nice and all but seems everyone these days plays them and im looking for something different, ive tried many bass's in the past, spector, warwick, musicman, schecter, dingwall, modulus, etc.

    Im just looking for opinions on what you guys would think would be a good match for the type of music i play. Im thinking of getting either a warwick corvette, spector euro 4lx, or perhaps a musicman stingray or bongo (i miss my old bongo).

    Im just wondering if you guys have any experience with these bass's in the genres ive played, ideally id like a nice cutting tone, warm, aggressive. Im looking for the next bass i purchase to become my number one. Im sure this type of post has been done to death, im just looking for other peoples opinions.
  2. JCheung


    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    I think for what you play and based on what you have, a musicman stingray 4 in any of their configurations would work really well. The two basses that immediately come to mind when I think funk and rock are stingrays and precisions
  3. ModulusQ5-122

    ModulusQ5-122 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Lafayette, La
    Lakeland 44-02 would be good also.
  4. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Central Washington
  5. Marton


    Sep 20, 2005
  6. I never even thought about the lakland maybe I'll give it a test run locally.
  7. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Do you use any effects?
  8. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales
    Alembic. I have an Excel that would do nicely.
  9. Topspin

    Topspin What's my name again?

    Dec 15, 2010
    I played Tom Sawyer with a pick once. Shame on me.
    Grab a corvette.
  10. +1 on the alembic, also valenti's are really nice well built basses.
  11. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Ric 4003
  12. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    Think about Jamiroquai's Stuart Zender's and Nick Fyffe

    Or Bruce Dickinson's SkunkWorks Andy Carr and Chris Dale

  13. I don't use effects. I like the looks of Warwick bass's. I don't like ricks I hate the body on them. Every lakland ive had was incredible for build quality and tone. I'd consider a sterling hs also. I considered a thunderbird but I'm not sure how well it would work for my genres.
  14. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    Carvin SB 5000
    Yamaha BB series
  15. steve f

    steve f Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2009
    Toxic, Maryland
    This to me sounds like Warwick or Musicman.

    Two other cool sounding basses for those styles of music I think would include an FBass BN5 and Rob Allen MB2... YMMV
  16. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    Time to start, maybe? A new bass isn't going to add anything different to the mix. It's just going to sound like... a bass.
  17. qervo


    May 18, 2011
    Lol.. Good point. If the bass made you play differently, we all would have gone out and purchased a Jaco replica .
  18. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    I think you've answered your OWN question.
  19. True I also miss the Spector I had a stingray I had lol if it wasn't for money reasons I'd probably still have a lot of those cool bass's I had. Thanks for all the replies guys.
  20. I'm thinking the corvette double buck or a stingray/sterling/bongo hh.