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The bass player amp association game

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Stride000, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Stride000


    Mar 15, 2006
    Hi there fellow bassists.

    Just thought of this last night since I was not able to get to sleep. I thought it would be interesting to know the different types of bassplayers and what's their quipment of choice based on their style. So here's a few questions.

    1) Name your main influence as a bass player

    2) What type of music are you playing

    3) What is your main bass

    4) Now imagine you have a deal with a label and they're ready to finance your equipment. What amp and a max of two cabinets are you getting, assuming you don't already have it?

    I'll go first

    1) Tony Levin
    2) Pop, Rock.
    3) MM Stingray 5
    4) Aguilar DB750 with either 2 4x10 from Aguilar or Eden
  2. bannedwit


    May 9, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    1) Everyone who can make killer bass lines
    2) Rock / Alternative / Metal / Emo
    3) Warwick Thumb 4 String & Fender P-Bass
    4) Ampeg SVT-2 pro and 2 Ampeg 810e cabinets!
  3. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    1. Paul Mccartney
    2. Rock (Frank Zappa meets Johny Cash on acid)
    3. 77 Fender Jazz/flats
    4. Mesa 400+ / 2 bergantino nv-610
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Paul McCartney
    Classic rock/oldies
    Lakland Darryl Jones Sig
    Sadowsky SA200/Sadowsky SA410 (already have this), Sadowsky SA210 (to stack on top for bigger jobs), Bergantino HT322 (when I wanna bring the funk). I also NEED a Sadowsky Modern 24 and Sadowsky UV thanks!
  5. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Fender Precision
    Ampeg SVT - Two Ampeg SVT-810e's.
  6. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    Everyone from JPJ to Victor Wooten
    Rock in one band, Funk in the other
    G&L Tribute L2500 (will be custom Stambaugh eventually)

    Aguilar DB680 (have it), DB728 power, GS412
  7. Therapeutic

    Therapeutic Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Red Bank, NJ
    1 - Sting/John Taylor/Andy Rourke/Flea
    2 - Hard Rock/Alternative
    3 - EBMM StingRays!!!
    4 - Ampeg SVT-CL & (2) 810e's!!!
  8. 1 - John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke
    2 - Rock, Alt. Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock
    3 - EB MMSR5/Spector ReBop 5
    4 - Ampeg SVT II Pro/Ampeg SVT 801e
  9. janek65


    Apr 7, 2005
    1 - Geddy Lee, Jonas Reingold, Jaco Pastorius
    2 - Rock, Prog, Symfo, Fusion
    3 - Fender Jazz dlx V, Warwick Streamer LX5, EBMM Stingray 5
    4 - EBS HD350 + EBS410
  10. rashrader


    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    1. Geddy Lee, Tony Levin, JPJ
    2. Alt/indie Rock
    3. CIJ Jazz Bass (the one w/the BAII bridge and black block inlays), MIJ late 80's P-Bass
    4. An SVT VR (it has to be good) and an 810. I would have a few roadies, right?
  11. sparrow


    May 26, 2005
    1) i don't have one

    2) don't know how to call it.. guess alternativerock.. (more in the style of DFA1979, but instead of a drummer, i play with a guitarplayer and am planning doing the beats electronicaly, using ableton live and a footpedal to activate loops while playing live)

    3) ibanez ergodyne (hope one day i'll get my hands on a snowwhite ritter roya)

    4) a guitar combo amp (yeah, money is a big issue... ) and if the money would be there, i wouldn't even know what to buy...
  12. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    1) I have many infuences.
    2) Alt Rock/Hard Rock
    3) Spector Euro 5
    4) Ampeg SVT-II Pro and two Ampeg 4x10 HLF's.
  13. schecterbassx04


    Feb 7, 2006
    1) Name your main influence as a bass player

    2) What type of music are you playing

    3) What is your main bass

    4) Now imagine you have a deal with a label and they're ready to finance your equipment. What amp and a max of two cabinets are you getting, assuming you don't already have it?

    1. Duff McKagan, Johnny Christ
    2. Metal-HardRock
    3. Schecter Stiletto Elite 4/MIM Jazz
    4. GK 2001RB (head), GK NEO 412 (cab), GK NEO 212 (cab)
  14. 1.Les Claypool/Geddy Lee/Flea/A bajillion others
    2.Anything I can think of
    3.TBC MM clone
    4.70's SVT, SVT 8x10, SVT 2x15
  15. MrBEAR

    MrBEAR In Memoriam

    1. Sir Paul, John Paul Jones, Chuck Rainey
    2. Classic Rock
    3. '61 Stacked Knob Fender Jazz
    4. Manley Vox Box, Manley Massive Passive EQ, Manley Neo-Classic 500 Monoblocks (pair), (2) Bag End AF1A-C cabinets
  16. Matt Call

    Matt Call Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    1. It'd probably be a mix between Brian Marshall (Creed/Alter Bridge) and Matt Rubano (Taking Back Sunday) for my influence. Their playing style is what I notice coming out of my playing the most.

    2. Rock/pop. My band is a mix between Oasis, Zeppelin, ACDC, and Coldplay...?

    3. RIght now my main bass is a Bongo 5. If this is asking what my dream main bass would be : Sadowsky PJ.

    4. Aguilar DB750 powering a GS410 and a GS412.
  17. 1) Lots of influences. A lot of the songs that I practice to are from the Chili Peppers, Muse, and The Offspring.
    2) I play rock/metal/punk/alternative/funk (sometimes :) )
    3) Traben Phoenix 5
    4) Hmm.... Aggie DB 680 into 2 DB 728s into a Bergantino 610 and a Bergantino 215, but I would also want HT 210s on top of each for some extra high end sizzle. I would also want my Boss GT-6B. Of course, I am assuming that roadies come with the rig :p
  18. permagrin


    May 1, 2003
    San Pedro, CA
    1) JPJ, Geddy

    2) a: busy power trio w/punk infl (ala Who): b: blues/roots rock (ala JJ Cale)

    3) a: Fender Jazz, MM Stingray: b: Fender Precision

    4) Eden (WT800B/1205, 610XLT/810XLT)
  19. loendmaestro

    loendmaestro Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    1) Geddy Lee, Glenn Hughes, Macca, Pete Way, Cliff Burton, Martin Turner, Roger Glover

    2) alt rock meets classic rock...don't ask.

    3) Rick 4003/G&L ASAT/Gibson T-bird

    4) 2 1973 SVT's with matching 8x10 cabs
  20. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    1) John Entwistle, John Paul Jones
    2) Rock, Blues
    3) Erk. All of them? Can't pick just one.
    4) Can I pass on the head and just get 3 Genz Benz 610 cabs? I'd love to run my 400PS with 3 of those.

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