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punchiest/thumpiest bass played with a pick?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mofomage, Aug 7, 2005.


  1. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    Well, what do you all think?
     
  2. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Pbass.
     
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    I 2nd the P-bass, but ya gotta have flats for the right thump.
     
  4. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    yeah, the p-bass has that classic thump. You mean flatwound strings? With a pick? Can you do that?
     
  5. Audiophage

    Audiophage

    Jan 9, 2005
    Its quite doable, why not?
     
  6. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    i don't know, i allways just thought of flatwounds as a finger-style thing. Although i was thinking about putting some on my Danelectro shortscale.
     
  7. I played a Gibson Ripper(which is prety P-ish) and it wasnt exaclty great, I think flats sound better when you use your fingers, Fretted bass or not, IMO.
     
  8. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Paul McCartney signature ;) Hofner. Listen to ANY McCartney classic.
     
  9. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    too bad i don't have that much money. I'd rather get a full scale anyways. I do like short scales, but I allready have a Dano one and thats enough for now seeing as how i'm not exactly rich.
     
  10. Dincrest

    Dincrest

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    I always thought using a thick pick adds to the thumpiness. Like using a 2.0mm pick definitely adds some thump.
     
  11. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    it does, but i want MORE thump! :D :bassist:
     
  12. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Then go to more BASS!!!! you might have to save up a little. Search for a used Kubicki if you can find one, buy it, when played with a pick those things are ridiculous!!! :bassist:
     
  13. squierplayer120

    squierplayer120

    Nov 17, 2004
    Wisconsin
    Thunderbird with a pick.
     
  14. vacman

    vacman

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    +1 Oh, and add an Orange head to the mix.
     
  15. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Except for his wings period and the Later Beatles tracks such as the ones from Rubber soul and Sgt Pepper where he happily "Clanks" along on his Rickenbacker.

    [​IMG]

    "Band on the run" Is a good example of the powerfull tone of his 4001s
     
  16. P bass with the treb turned down a little
     
  17. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    here is my new thump 30"scale machine! [​IMG]
     
  18. Hands Down a P-Bass with flats.
     
  19. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    I guess I'll look into a decent Fender P then. Thanks all!
     
  20. mofomage

    mofomage

    Jun 18, 2005
    MARS
    hey how do Jazz basses do with a pick? Are they real thumpy or growly or what?