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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the stalker, Jul 23, 2000.


  1. the stalker

    the stalker

    Jul 23, 2000
    what do you think the best 5 basses is for each style of music and over all

    JAZZ

    1. Warkick jazzman

    2. Fender Jazz

    3. musicman stingray

    4. ?

    5. ?

    Rock

    1. Ibanez BTB

    2. Musicman stingray

    3. Alembic Epic

    4. Fender Precision

    5. modulus flea bass

    Overall

    1. Warwick Streamer

    2. Lakeland ?

    3. Alembic Epic

    4. Fender Jazz

    5. Ibanez BTB
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I think relying on a bass to get you a ggod sound for a particular Genre of music is depending on the gear a tad too much. If someone does play Jazz, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Fusion and R & B, what would they do, buysix different basses? We don't all have Dave Pomeroy's budget (Nor do we need as much gear as he has). It's wiser to get a good bass or three and focus on getting a good sound with your hands.

    Will C. [​IMG]

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    I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard working guy.
    -BW


     
  3. gmstudio99

    gmstudio99

    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Two things

    1) For jazz, I've always actually preferred the Precision over the Jazz...I always seem to get a warmer, more-upright-like tone from a deep muddy Precision than a quacky Jazz (although the Jazz is still my overall favorite bass.)

    2) In general, though, I think Big Wheel is right: have one or two basses in your collection and focus on your playing more than your gear.

    -GM
     
  4. 1. Stambaugh 6(fretted)
    2. Stambaugh 6(fretless)
    3. Fender Jazz 5(96, passive, MIA)
    4. Warwick Corvette FNA(98, wenge neck; wish it was green or amber but it's blonde)
    5. A nice, professionally-refinned-in-sherwood green & naturally-reliced Geddy, w/some kind of super-adjustable-in-the-midrange active preamp+passive tone control & a Kahler tremolo.
    I own the first 4; I'd like to someday have #5.