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Suggestions for new bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cgworkman, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    All right...

    I'm beginning to shop for a new 4 string bass. But I want a "funk" bass. I have a lot of gigs that are just pure funk. Everything from Tower of Power to Brothers Johnson to a slap bass frenzy. A lot of people recommend a Music Man Stingray for this type of music. I already own one, and am looking for something "new". In other words, a great slap bass.

    I'm leaning towards another Stingray, another MIA Fender Jazz Dlx, or a Lakland 44-02 (I already have a Lakland fiver).

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  2. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Do you have a limit on price? I have a Pedulla Thunderbolt (w/maple fretboard) that is one of the punchiest basses I've ever played. It also has killer slap tones. Mine was about $2300 new, but you can find them used for much, much less on Ebay.
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    A stingray IS a funk bass, so a) why would you want a different one, b) why another stingray if you already have one?
  4. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    perhaps a modulus?
  5. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    I hear Sadowski's are slap machine. Might want to look into them.
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  7. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    No price limit. I'll check out the Thunderbolts.
  8. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Hey work with me here.... It's a reason to buy a new bass!

    I'm pretty much looking for a new thing. But if all else fails I have no prob getting a new SR!! :)
  9. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    thanks I sawn't sure if it was an I or a Y
  10. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
    When it comes to funk, my preference is an ash body, maple neck, and a MM pickup.
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I watched a Prince concert last night and Rhonda made a plain old MIA Fender Jazz Deluxe sound amazing!
  12. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    ToP = Fender P

    ToP + Slap = Fender P Dlx :bassist: :p
  13. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Yes I know!! I bought the DVD and her tone is awesome! That's why a decent MIA Jazz Dlx is on my list of prospects. :)
  14. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Man, if the sky is the limit price wise, (and you have time to wait) go pick up a Carl Thompson, or Fodera, or F (the last maybe not so great for funk)
  15. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Yeah - I considered those. But I'm just not a big fan of those - with the exception of the Fodera. I do like those. But the other two aren't my thing.
  16. What I can say for playing funk.... :D

    -F Bass BN4, swamp ash body maple neck and board. 3 band eq, active/passive! killin' :D
    -Fender American deluxe Jazz Bass, the one with the maple fingerboard. 3 band eq, etc... :)
    -Fender Jazz Bass Marcus Miller :cool:

    Let me now what you think of this!

    Peace ;)
  17. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Actually - I just sold my MM Sig bass :(

    But I am giving serious thought to the Fender you mentioned.
  18. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Only YOU will know when you plug "that one" in and the magic happens.

    Get out there and mess with as many as you can.
  19. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Get a good jazz bass.
  20. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Yeah, I know.

    I'm just looking for opinions of some products I might not be hip to - or maybe overlooked.