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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FenderBassMan10, Apr 26, 2005.
What would you guys consider "The Metal Bass"
i'm thinking of some kind of warwick?
pretty sweet man, do you know what kind of pick up that is? it cant be a standard p pick-up
They're SD quarter pounders.
I would actually say a Jbass is the Metal Bass.
What...? No. Definitely not a Fender. I'd vote for Spector or Warwick.
Spector and Stingrays. More metal than you can shake a stick at.
Oh, wait, guess what I own...
Spector w/ EMGs, Modulus w/EMGs, P bass with EMGs ... see a pattern Heavy strings, heavy pick, heavy amp and you're set.
Really, most anything will work for metal once you dial the tone in, you're not looking for expensive sounding mids, you just want lots of bass and some top end grind to cut through the guitars. Thats easy to EQ in. Jason Newstead has used Alembics and Sadowskys ... not normally what you'd think of for metal.
EMGs would sound good for metal stapled to a 2x4. Which, I surmise, is how ESP stays in buisness.
he only ever made three basses, but they are ALL METAL...
LOL! and +1.
Might also have something to do with the fact that they make very solid basses and don't charge anywhere near botque prices for them. I've yet to see a bass under $2000 that would do metal better than my ESP.
Under $2000? Uh...hardly.
Under $500? Maybe.
personally I think any decent bass with a J/P configuration will do. then dial in what you want.
American P Bass Deluxe. Rediculous amounts of punch. And you don't need to use a pick. Some guys do but its not necessary, Steve Harris from Iron Maiden doesnt use one, or doesnt all the time, and on the other side of the spectrum the guy from Cannibal Corpse doesn't use one either.
I definitely agree with that... My Warwick Thumb 4 NT, my Vampyre LTD 4 and my Rockbass Fortress 4 do metal very well...
What's your budget?
ibanez has prettymuch catered themselves to artists that play metal, i personally like the lower end models of the basses. that one bass (i think gx190) with the sg body and humbucker looks pretty hardcore
Other than the Gene Simmons basses, none of the others are "metal". Fancy woodgrain basses have no place in metal!
Classic metal style is unquestionably the BC Rich Warlock. I can't stand them though and I'm a BC fan!
Today? The most metal bass has to be the ESP F-series, IMO. I would like to have one.