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Tell me what bass fits this description

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by henryjurstin13, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. I am thinking about maybe finding a new bass & I need suggestions based on this criteria -- without the typical Musican Friend search results.

    4 string, fretted
    34" scale (at least, can be longer)
    21 frets minimum
    bigger body (jazz sized, doesn't have to be a jazz - but a big body)
    at least 1 humbucker (2 HB that split would be cool)
    prefereably active, doesn't matter too much

    It would be for a rock/roll sound that would be played fingerstyle & pickstyle... very little slapping, but some slapping. Budget needs to be less than $1,000, new or used.

    thanks, justin henry
  2. Anyone thinking what Im thinking?

    Stingray, new, just a hair over a grand.

    An alternative, if you want something a little less "aggressive," take a look at the Lakland 44-02.
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Fender American Deluxe P or J basses.
  4. maybe a G&L or a Musicman? what do you mean by rock and roll sound? like elvis, or queen, or AC/DC, theres a lot of variables you can hit off with that, but a used G&L would probably suit you fine.
  5. Rock and Roll - meaning Gov't Mule. Allman Bros. Band, Widespread Panic, Black Crowes. etc....

    Stingrays are cool.. but, the last one I played seemed kinda small body wise. I would like more than 1 pickup. I would just prefer to have 'at least' 1 HB. I currently have a Line 6 Variax bass... don't flame me - but, for my needs right now - I find it helps me have a lot of different tones (and I like how it plays).

    keep 'em coming... henry
  6. So far the best I have found are...

    on the lowest price end -- Ibanez RD500

    up the scale - Lakland 44-02 (not skyline series)
  7. the_home

    the_home Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    If your Karma is in good shape you might find a Modulus Quantum 4 used for under a grand (I got one off eBay last year in mint condition for $850 - it is now my main bass). The VJ is cheaper but no humbucker and the Flea usually has just one pick up (always?). Anyway, the graphite necks are sooo sweet.

    Modulus Genesis series is definately in your price range, but I can't comment as I have no personal experience with them.

    Have fun in the hunt! :hyper:
  8. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    I love the variax bass.

    Anyway, for the kind of rootsy rock you're talking about, I think a nice hollowbody would be good- like an Epi Jack Casady or one of the Ibanez artcore models.