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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. Relayer71

    Relayer71 Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2009
    You're right, not a terrible album. But not the sound they helped pioneer. They sounded like your average hard rock band, without a killer vocalist! But I'm a sucker for mood and catchy ballads and think The Unforgiven and Nothing Else Matters are great songs. Those two and Sad But True are the winners on that album for me.
  2. beatdatthang

    beatdatthang Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2011
    To me, it sounded like a band that went through a midlife crisis or even a project band for Hetfield who wanted to “slow it down” a little. They lost what made them special, IMO. Oh, and Lars still sucks…
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  3. Mikewhittaker


    Jul 10, 2021
    That's cool! I just played a show in Oswego NY last Friday. Never played with the guitarist, keyboards or even met the guys. Just my brother on drums and I. Rehearsed one song and then made up the music for the next couple hours. These guys are professionals. (Well we all were) but one teaches at a university and the other travels the country...Most fun I have had in a long time. It was definitely different....

    Sure you will have a awesome time and a lot of fun. I want to get a 6 string. I would consider a trade for a 6 string I think... I know 6 strings are worth a little more than 5 though so... Plus I really like my bass. I just need to start a collection of basses......

    Spectors are addictive. Need to start a Spector anonymous club and show pictures of all the things we could of had if we never played a Spector
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021
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  4. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    Agree. Again, I gave it a by and was hoping no one would notice. Hehe
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  5. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    My friend of misery of wolf and man. poopie, I may have to go back and listen to that album now… it’s surely been 20 yrs since I’ve listened to that thru.
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  6. jack7265

    jack7265 Supporting Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Avondale, La
    You didn't mention the SSD era. However, you may be possibly including it as the beginning of the Woodstock era. Either way, I have a bass from each of the different eras, which is kind of cool...:thumbsup:
  7. ThisYouCanTrust


    Jun 10, 2019
    What, why ?
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  8. Squiddy McSquidbass finally lobbed.

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  9. Here in the UK, Bass Direct has them both still in stock (one each). They also ship to the US.
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  10. jymyben

    jymyben Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2007
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  12. jymyben

    jymyben Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2007
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  13. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I know, right?!? :D
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  14. adamrobertt

    adamrobertt Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Kingston, New York
    There's a prejudice against EMGs. Largely in the guitar community, but also just from vintage purists who don't like active electronics or think that they sound sterile.

    I kind of still sort of agree that EMGs are really not great pickups for most guitarists - there's a reason why in that space they've mostly been embraced by the metal community (great for scooped, high gain tones, not so great for warm cleans) BUT it's a totally different story on basses, IMO.

    I was skeptical about EMGs too until I played a Spector with them. Now I get the EMG thing, at least when it comes to basses.
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  15. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
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  16. ThisYouCanTrust


    Jun 10, 2019
    Oh yeah, true. The pickups (81/85 IIRC) were so good for metal that nobody wanted anything else - then the snobs came and complained they sounded like everybody else (well duh) and that's it : there was a "prejudice". Come on now :)
  17. adamrobertt

    adamrobertt Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Kingston, New York
    I literally don't understand the point you're trying to make.
  18. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    Back to basses for a bit...

    I'm eyeing the dimension 5, B stock with full warranty and an be all maple euro (non-lx) 5, stock.

    I have an all maple euro 4 that I love, but like the idea of fanned fret. What are opinions comparing these two basses? The euro is about $500 less.
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  19. ThisYouCanTrust


    Jun 10, 2019
    I thought that was a guitarist thing and we were above that - could be I was wrong and missed something ? What was the prejudice against emg bass pickups exactly ?
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  20. marchone

    marchone Since 1951 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    We’re below them.
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