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Same bass, new tones!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pc, Feb 20, 2004.


  1. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    I put a deposit to get a custom made With Ze Eduardo (Founder and former owner of Wood now owner of HMZ guitars), so I need to sell my other basses in order to have funds to accomplish this one. All my basses were at an used instruments store.

    But I realized I was "bassless" :eek: so I got the cheapest back, an Essex BG80, wich was new (I've only played a couple of times at home, but was most of the time inside its bag) only to keep annoying the drummer asking for his bass.

    This bass has a great sound! I've played it at a reharsal once and love its tone. But it lacked something on the slapping side.

    I used to have a fender '62 jazz pickup laying around, so I got the idea: "Hey! let's make a PJ!"

    Yesterday I recorded a couple of sound samples to show how versatile this bass has became.

    I've them recorded through my Boss ME-6B with just a little compression to hide my sloppy technique, directly into my "line in" sound card (some onboard crap) to Sound Forge 6.

    So here they are. One slap and one pizzicato sample for each combination (J, P and PJ)

    http://pauloazevedo.eti.br/music/essex_j_slap.mp3
    http://pauloazevedo.eti.br/music/essex_p_slap.mp3
    http://pauloazevedo.eti.br/music/essex_pj_slap.mp3

    http://pauloazevedo.eti.br/music/essex_j_pizzicato.mp3
    http://pauloazevedo.eti.br/music/essex_p_pizzicato.mp3
    http://pauloazevedo.eti.br/music/essex_pj_pizzicato.mp3

    And yes, I am very happy with this bass... the next step will be a pearloid pickguard
     
  2. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Oh, yes... I almost forgot... the licks are from Vanselus! I did the same lines to compare to those great basses at http://basstasters.com/

    :D
     
  3. LoRida

    LoRida

    Apr 15, 2003
    Poland
    Well... I like the bass and I like the sounds... Well done...
     
  4. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    sounds great.
    i like the P-J combo the best. nice and fat, but with definition.
    pretty awesome for a cheapo bass.
     
  5. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Sounds pretty darn good. Oh how I hate Flea though.... Damn you airplane song.
     
  6. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    Thanks guys. I'm really impressed with this bass!

    I didn't know it was flea's... I thought the last peppers album was blood sugar sex magic :rolleyes: :p I listened to them at http://basstasters.com/ and did the same only for comparsion... :bassist: