there's just SOMETHING about a simple ash bodied 4 string fretted...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Dec 22, 2002.


  1. don't get me wrong, i adore exotic topped basses.

    but, i've recently played some 4 banger, ash bodied, fretteds that just KILLED!!!!!

    my recent MODINE acquisition led me in this direcshum.

    i still like playing 5 string fretless.

    but manomanoman...there's nothing like a 4 string fretted passive P (non-fender) that just gets me going!

    could be my amp setup too.

    teeth sinking feel and tone!

    f
     
  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I'm still on the prowl for something to put some tapewounds on:)

    I was talking to a guy yesterday and the subject of more strings=more wanking came up. I find that I do my busiest playing on 4 strings. Sometimes I find I need to set [Chihuahua Mode=off].

    My old G&L L2000E is a perfect example. Plain and kicks some serious booty.
     
  3. funny you mentioned a G&L.

    that's one of the 4 string basses i played that was tonz o' fun.

    i know what you mean about gettin' busy...after playing 5ers for so long, i feel like i can do back flips on a 4. but, then i settle down.

    its weird, i "groove" differently on a 4 than i do a 5. i'm preferring the 4 these days. but, you know how fickel we TBer's are. tomorrow will be a different story.

    tapewounds, eh? i forget, have you played many Rob Allens?

    i SERIOUSLY miss my 4 string RA MB2.

    f
     
  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    That's what got the tapewound hunt started. I'd get an RA if I could get a "me" kind of deal;)

    You know us rich guys with money to burn:D
     
  5. bassackwards

    bassackwards Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    OREGON
    Four-string-fretted: First, Last, Always.
     
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  7. double yum!

    i've always liked that body style!

    f
     
  8. 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
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  9. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Uh-huh...

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    brad cook
     
  10. NICE!!!!!!

    this has turned into:

    "Show us your ash 4 bangers!"

    beautiful basses!!

    although, i just realizzzzed that my only 4 string...

    ahem...





    (oops)

    is...




    ALDER!!!!

    AAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!

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    :rolleyes:

    f
     
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    This one has at least four strings. ;)

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  12. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I wonder what's under the sparkle on my ASAT...

    Played it last night, dang! Nice. 4 can definitely get you there.
     
  13. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Just love those Bass - ass pics!!
     
  14. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I can't remember if my Ibanez ATK is ash,,, well, it's a beutiful wood none the less.