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So the perfect bass would be a jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SchizoBassist, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. So the best bass for everything (not necessarily the best bass for metal :bassist:) would be a jazz bass?

    What do you think?
  2. there is no "perfect" bass. "perfect" is subjective.
  3. I would say that the Jazz has the most generic tone. It is the one trick pony, so to speak. I judge all others based on my Jazz.
  4. mcm


    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    in short, yes, even for metal. with flats especially
  5. tkcthulu


    Nov 15, 2010
    Calgary, AB
    You're asking for it!
  6. p bass.
  7. Flaked Beans

    Flaked Beans

    Sep 9, 2005
    Yep, it is! :D

    especially this one

  8. Rocinante_x1

    Rocinante_x1 Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Washington State
    I love jazz basses. They're the best in my opinion. But not all would think the same. For some, the p bass isperfect. Fir some a stingray is perfect. In my opinion, the jazz has the widest array of tones.
  9. P bass all the way
  10. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    I couldn't agree less! :)
  11. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Not nearly....but an L-2000?....hmmm :)
  12. MHT75

    MHT75 Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    i don't know ?? ,, pedulla thunderbass is by far the most versatile bass i've heard or played
  13. No, that would be a Ric.
  14. noahw1


    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    There's no perfect bass. Everyone has their own idea of the perfect sound and even that changes with time.
    However, I really disagree with the above statement that a jazz has the most generic tone and is a one trick pony. Jazz bass can approximate a p bass (close but not the real thing), can get the burpy bridge tone or full on with both pups at max. Then factor in finger position and you can get even more tones. Pretty versatile bass the jazz but not the perfect bass because there is no "perfect" bass for everyone.
  15. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    I don't think it's the PERFECT bass, BUT it's the ref for the good ol bass sound (though the P is there too)
  16. The P/J Reggie is what I have my eyes one right now.


    Best of EVERY world as I see it if it talks to me, that is.
  17. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    Without sounding too elitist, the perfect bass is the one that makes you want to pick it up and play the hell out of it, day after day after day.
  18. It's only elitist if it's not a P or J bass.
  19. Shame about the dots...
  20. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    For those for whom J pups are best suited, yes a J pup equipted bass is best choice. Lol.

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