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!

  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.

  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
    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!

  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
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX


    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...








  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    This one has at least four strings. ;)

  12. 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


    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.