Soundclips: My Lakland vs. Squire vs. Warwick - which is which?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GassieBall, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    Here are some soundclips I quickly made. The basses are going straight into a PreSonus Firepod into Garageband with no effects. Pardon the sloppy playing.

    This all came about from my other thread on making my Squier more like my Lakland

    So which clip is which bass? (This shouldn't be too hard.)
    Clip 1
    Clip 2
    Clip 3

    Your choices are (not in any particular order):
    Squier VM 70's Jazz with Basslines SJB-2's and Audere JZ3 (flat)
    Warwick Passive Standard Corvette Ash
    Lakland DJ 4 with Lakland Pickups

    The original Lakland recording I tried to spoof is from Lakland: Fingerfunk, both pickups, rounds
  2. clip 3 is the passive warwick. its the only one i remotely like. the other 2, couldnt tell you.
  3. im going to say
    1 is the lakland
    2 is the squire (guessing this because i hear less upper mid detail and grind that im going to attribute to the preamp)
    3 not a jazz bass;)
  4. im guessin the same as narud
  5. 250GBsOfAwesome


    Jul 11, 2008
    Yeah, I was going to say Lakland, Squier, Warwick.
  6. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    1 Warwick
    2 Lakland
    3 Squier
  7. I liked no 1 the most... I'd hope it's the Lakland
  8. realbadgroove


    Apr 12, 2008
    1 Lakland
    2 Warwick
    3 Squier
  9. bassfishin


    Dec 18, 2007
    1. Lakland
    2. Warwick
    3. Squire
  10. LCMBassist


    Sep 27, 2008
    No idea on the bass......I'd have a stab that 3 may be the warwick as its the growliest. Also, your playing is NOT sloppy, you sound pretty good to me man!
  11. Lakland
  12. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Having never heard any of these basses, I'm going to say Lakland, Warwick, Squier.
  13. I liked No. 1 the most. so i have to go lakland squier warwick.
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I'm gonna guess:

  15. I'm not sure which is which but I like clip 3 the best. The other two sound too midrangy for my taste.
  16. LCMBassist


    Sep 27, 2008
    Funny, I thought clip 3 had the most midrange, the most growling low mid anyway. The other two were more upper mid.
  17. GassieBall


    Oct 15, 2006
    Thanks for the replies, guys. This is pretty interesting. I thought it would be pretty cut and dry. All three have, however, jazz/jazz pickups.

    The passive basses had everything wide open. The Audere was set at flat with the Z-switch in the mid position.

    Anyone want me to throw in a recording of a Sterling or Bongo?

    Or how about my L2000 in the passive single coil mode. That'll really complicate things. :)
  18. Squier
  19. afroman


    Aug 31, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I guess:

    1. Lakland - more defined and clean
    2. Squier - less body but sounds single coil-like
    3. Warwick - more low mids and meaty growl

    I hope I'm right.
    That was also my order of preference 1,2,3.

    All sound nice anyways.
  20. savit260


    Mar 6, 2006

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