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Poll: If you gig in a rock cover band, what type of bass do you play?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bass Man Dan, May 2, 2019.

  1. Jazz bass

    162 vote(s)
  2. Precision bass

    275 vote(s)
  3. Musicman

    59 vote(s)
  4. P/J or P/MM

    117 vote(s)
  5. Double buck $$

    33 vote(s)
  6. Something else..please post to specify

    140 vote(s)
  7. I gig with carrots...

    37 vote(s)
  1. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    I'm just curious what you guys are gigging with if you play mostly rock covers. Not trying to exclude other genres but I am very curious what those playing similar styles to what I do are playing out with mainly. I gig 5 strings exclusively now, been mainly using Sire P7s and a Maruszczyk Jake (P/MM). So what do you gig with mainly? Pics of your main axe(s) are encouraged!!!
    alanloomis1980 and non like this.
  2. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I don't buy into the idea that you need specific basses for different styles of music. What I own gets played on everything. So for the last 20 years that's been an MM SR5, then a Lakland 55-94, then a Lull PJ5 and now a Sadowsky RV5. The playing can be variable but the sound is always 100%.
    gebass6, Elusive1, LBS-bass and 32 others like this.
  3. stingray69

    stingray69 Talkbass Legit

    Aug 11, 2004
    St Louis Area
    I agree with chris_b - there is no right or wrong instrument choice. I'd rather hear great playing above all else.

    My personal preference is an active 5-string P/J because - it covers a whole lot of ground.

    Last edited: May 2, 2019
  4. redwingxix


    Oct 21, 2015
    #1 is a fender Precision elite with Jazz elite neck. Does everything I needs it to and the blocked and bound neck drives the ladies wild.

    (not really)
    RedVee, DrZ, BEADG63 and 10 others like this.
  5. My Precision...or my Ric...or my T-Bird...or
  6. Bodeanly


    Mar 20, 2015
    Jaguars, exclusively. I suppose I could make do with a lowly j or p.
    JC Nelson and Bass Man Dan like this.
  7. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    PJ because it works for a lot of situations and I like the way it sounds. YMMV.
    srayb, Mili, whero and 4 others like this.
  8. alembicguy

    alembicguy I operate the worlds largest heavey equipment Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Some of these or others. Depends how I feel

  9. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    I agree with those saying no right or wrong answer. I know I'm covering songs with bass players playing all types of basses. This is information gathering only, no winner or loser here. Not at all trying to imply anything at all to the contrary.
    RedVee likes this.
  10. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    My sound guy says "just give me a good clean signal, I'll make it work".
  11. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    i use pointy basses for rock gigs
  12. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

  13. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    The 4 years I gigged with a classic rock band I used the only bass I had. Ibanez ATK305. Was perfect in every way.
  14. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Every rock gig I've done in the past 10 or 15 years has been either with a Schecter Venus (1980s Jazz Bass clone) or a Lakland Skyline 55-02D. Before that the Steinberger L-2 was my go-to for rock gigs ...and jazz gigs, and theater gigs, and GB gigs, and... but these days it only comes out for outdoor shows or as a backup to one of the aforementioned.
    Saturn Ascends likes this.
  15. I use one of two MIM PBasses I own. I have never needed anything else. Both are strung with chromes. I always use a VT bass deluxe. I use that and the tone knob to adjust my sound.
    DukeCC likes this.
  16. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    $$ Warwick I've Nordstrand'd out or a Spector NS2a with EMGs.
    That covers what I watched on MTV as a kid.
    68Goldfish, japhy4529, BOOG and 2 others like this.
  17. redwood


    Oct 3, 2002
    Buffalo, NY
    My main battle axe is my trusty Bongo 5 HSP. Occasionally I bring out the L2500.
    That's all I need......not that I'm not looking for the Holy Grail.....still.
    stretch80 and Reedt2000 like this.
  18. Plectrum72

    Plectrum72 Supporting Member

    Schecter Stealth 5 P/MM, Epi Tbird, Warmoth P/J, Fender P, even a Rogue VB100 on occasion. I put P/MM in the survey because that's what I've been playing lately.
  19. dBChad


    Aug 17, 2018
    Daytona Beach, FL
    Peavey. No particular reason, just like 'em.
    JEDI BASS, ToneMaven and seanm like this.
  20. non


    Aug 4, 2015
    bass man dan i had to google your maruszczyk jake p/mm because i had never seen one. thank you sir i now have a serious case of gas.:bawl::banghead:
    mikecd1, ThinCrappyTone, Mili and 2 others like this.

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