The best fender precision for stoner/doom/rock '70?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fbass87, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    What is, in your opinion, best fender precision for stoner rock?
  2. Fender Reissue 62 P-bass or similar
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  3. Mmh I really like that silverburst...I think that screams doom.
  4. Rav


    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    "The best fender precision for stoner/doom/rock '70?"

    Any with the horn carved out into a functional bong.

  5. I thought the answer to these types of threads was always either SX or Precision.

    I'd get a regular old MIA P in black and rosewood with a Tort PG. I think jsut about any P will sound good for you, I would only be concerned about the metal asthetics
  6. best p bass for stoner/doom is a ric :p
  7. I was trying to avoid saying that
  8. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    I'd want as much low end as possible, so it would be a G&L SB-2 or SB-1. That MFD split-coil would rule for stoner metal, and G&L has re-released the SB-1 with a matte finish that's slightly less expensive than their U.S. SB-2. I guess it's their equivalent of the Highway One.

    Otherwise, any P-bass with a hot pickup like a DiMarzio Model P or Quarter Pounder.
  9. Why not a dual P bass of some kind? YOu'd lose the P bass look, but BC Rich makes several models with 2 P pups and they are hella metal.
  10. Tommygunn


    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Hmmm... who is the stoner, you or the listener?
  11. I am nto sure what stoner metal is either. Every metalhead I ever knew was an extreme stoner, and they listened to every type of metal under the sun.
  12. Photoman1969


    Jun 15, 2009
    There were stoners in the 70's...wha... :eek:

    Seriously...any through an 810 with about 4000 watts driving them, with the gain all the way up, would do... :bassist:
  13. One that comes with wrist sweat bands (color optional) and a dribble cup?
    Oh yea!
    And a mike stand (mike plugged in is optional) with a piece of tape running the length of it with a million picks stuck to it.
    That way when you drop you pick, (they always do) you don't have to focus or change you 'legs spread apart at 4 & 8' rock stance you pick it up.
  14. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    So, gimme' a couple of examples of what "stoner rock" would be.
  15. Stoner Rock:

    Black Sabbath
    Sir Lord Baltimore
    Dead Medow


    St. Vitus
    Electric Wizard
    Place of Skulls
    Church of Misery

    ...a lot of these can be seen as one or the other genre depending on who you're talking to... thus the common lumping of the two.

    EDIT: And to the OP... I tend to like my ATK or SRX best for any doomy stuff i do. But out of the doom bassists i know, the Ibanez SR-505 is a favorite.
  16. Is it just me, or does anyone else find the fact that bands named bongzilla and weedeater are NOT listed under stoner rock pretty damn funny
  17. If you're looking to do Sunn O))) or Earth type stuff I find my Jazz with my Bass Big Muff (on dry setting) and an ODB firing at the same time sounds wicked.

    Edit: I run the ODB -> Big Muff, so the dry sound is actually distorted with the muff fuzz on top. Great feedback and break up. Throw a SmallStone on with it and watch the stoners...well I guess stand around, but they'll be having a good time.
  18. my MIA Jazz wired in series sounds great for stoner/doom. It basically sounds like a heavier and louder P bass now. Here's a list of the typical stoner/doom basses:

    any Fender Precision or Jazz w/ high output pickups
    Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexi-glass
    Gibson Ripper, Grabber, Thunderbird, RD

    These are what you'll see most bassists in these bands using. I'm sure anything would work, a lot of what makes stoner and doom work is the distortion, style of playing and how loud your amp is.
  19. Oh yeah a Rick would be great too!