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the best and worst basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pharcyde, Mar 16, 2001.


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  1. I think the worst thing you could buy is a rogue or squire. The best a warwick, warrior, or ken smith. Ibanez are the best bang for your buck, that's what i own.
     
  2. Well, every man is entitled to his own opinion.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yep, opinions are like... Well, nevermind.
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The best are the ones I have or have had.
     
  5. How about this......
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    That's my fav......I don't own it yet, but someday.......

    Oh, JT this is for you.......[​IMG]

    :D:p:D
     
  6. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I guess it would be hard for me to consider a conklin, warrior, spector, or the other popular basses the best as I have never played on them.

    To me, basses that I have liked have included:

    A 70s Rickenbacker. That just sounded right.

    A 60s Norma Violin bass. This had the best neck, great action... It was really fun to play. I also liked the looks, size and weight of it.

    And I really like my Rogue acoustic bass. I don't care what anyone says. It sounds cool, looks awesome and is great for me.

    I have played a bunch of Fender, Yamaha, Ibenez, Jackson and Peavey basses... They all were cool and uncool in their own ways.
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    My fav's are American & Czech Spectors, G&L's & Sadowsky's. I haven't play alot of basses that I've seen on TB, but I've played alot to know these 3 are on the top of my list.

    My not so fav's are Fender, Peavey, Tobias (Gibson).

    I can't say that the basses i dislike are inferior, it just these are some of the basses I've played alot of & they didn't do it for me.
     
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    If you think Squire basses belong in the worst category (for their price range and intended users), you haven't played enough basses.

    And I say this in a beautiful, loving way.;)

    Will C.:cool:
     
  9. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
      Best An un-modified Rob Allen MB-2 doubleneck :rolleyes: :D

    Worst An un-modified Yamaha RBX260F :p
     
  10. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    The best bass is the one you are holding in your hands at any given time. Play it.
    -Dan
     
  11. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    embellisher -

    No, c'mon! Opinions are like what?
     
  12. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
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  13. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Uh, huh huh huh... he said <font size=6> *</font><font size=4>'s</font>
    ...huh huh huh... [​IMG]
     
  14. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Munji, I ain't gonna say it. :)
     
  15. Best: Warwick Thumb Fretless 5 (neck-thru). If it wasn't soooo
    damned heavy......sings and sustains forever tho.

    Worst: the first Peavey basses... I don't remember the model. Had a friend's to goof with for a while when they first came out. No tone, felt like it was built out of a pine box, no socially redeeming value.
    Yuck. At least they finally got it right. The Cirrus is pretty nice.
     
  16. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    heavy...oh yes. i was gigging friday and saturday night, and after saturday night it felt like i tore a muscle in my shoulder. but wooooo...i sure got a lot of compliments on my sound.

    jason
     
  17. Why do I LOVE the T-40 so much, its a great punk bass, and although it is heavey, I have gotten some great sounds out of my friends one.
     
  18. i love The G&L L-2500 soooooooo much!!!! :D:D:D
     
  19. maxoges

    maxoges

    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    My first bass, a samik P-copy must be one of the worst basses out there. I think my Stingray 5 is a condender for the nice bass list.
     
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Opinions are like asterisks? Or grommets?
     



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