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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by msangster, Jun 18, 2003.
Which should I get?
both are good name basses,so it boils down to what sound you want,like,need,style music you play,finger or pick style ETC.its hard toi recommend a bass to someone without knowing this IMPORTANT info. for me i would'nt buy a bass just because others validated or recommended it.as long as i know that the brand of the bass i wanted was reliable,i would get the one that I wanted or needed ,not what others want/need. music comes from with-in,our instruments are but vessels to communicate the language of music to others.so its not all the basses resposibility to convey or music,but its merely a means of travel.in other words get what you like,both your options are good brands so you will not end up with a piece of rubbish no matter which one you select. GOOD LUCK
I'm partial to the Musicman. I just played one with active electronics and then plugged in a StingRay. They sounded exact. I found a guy at riksmusic who has the SUB for $100 less than everyone else. Do a google search for them.
The sub's sound is DEFINITELY not as defined as thr Stingray, and it's tone is not the greatest compared to a Stingray. But for $600, it's certainly a GREAT bass. The SR is like twice as much, so it's going to be a better bass, but this is still one great buy. Of course, you have to like the SR sound, but that's how it goes.
I think it would depend on what style of music you play. I recently played a SUB at GC and I was pretty impressed by it, and I'm pretty picky. For rock or if your a slapper I'd say SUB all the way. For jazz or latin I'd say Carvin. I'm not a huge Carvin fan because I don't think their pick-ups are anywhere near as good as their basses deserve. This is a small upgrade that would make a huge difference.
Good luck and happy hunting.
Yeah for $600, this MIA bass is a steal!