These will do

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Slaphound, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    What else can we add to the arsenal if we intended to cover every tone imaginable. We can assume that adding flats to any bass will change the tone so we can double our number of basses if you want.

    1) Precision Bass

    2) Jazz bass

    3) Sting ray

    4) L2000

    C'mon. What else? Remember. We are looking for tone.
  2. I'd throw in a Fretless L2k too. You'll never get a fretless tone with any fretted bass, and the L2k will come the closest to being able to copy the other basses if they were fretless.
  3. The Rick tone

    Ken Smith

    Multitudes of Modern basses with humbuckers "the modern tone"
  4. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Spector - growl, grind, punch

    Warwick - grind, percussiveness

    WAL - bold mids, smooth growl
  5. A Ric of course.
  6. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    A Ric Definately....and something with a Darkstar.
  7. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor

    Mar 6, 2005
    Cover a lot of ground with a Zon.
  8. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    Ibanez SR/BTB, RoadGear
    Lakland 44-94(I think that's it)
    Hofner Violin Bass
    That's what I can think of right now besides what you guys have.

    I could be wrong with some of these, it's just IMO

  9. I think my stable pretty much covers any conceivable tone I may ever need...

    EB/MM Sterling
    Alembic Spoiler
    Rickenbacker 4003
    Carvin LB70PF (Epoxy Treated)
    and my personal love, Ibanez RKB900
  10. seakamp


    Jun 30, 2005


    Fretless(P or J)


    Modulus Q5

    That ought to cover a lot of ground
  11. Am I the only person that wasn't impressed by Darkstar pickups?
  12. No, you're not.
  13. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    U should get a vaiax if you need so many diff tones. Save alot of $, too

  14. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    Once you realize it sounds like crap, THEN go buy all the REAL basses you need :p :D
  15. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    My guitarist has a variax. Sounds incredible. Dont know how the basses sound. Ive heard mixed reviews. Im not interested in one, personally. I like my tone. The guy who started the thread was interested and I thought he might like to try one out.

  16. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    No argument here. Just trying to bring some much needed levity to the forum today :D
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Forum sucks. No levity here.

  18. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    this Variax thing isnt a bass, is just a sound synthetizer with a bass shape
  19. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Im not trying to sell anyone a variax. Just commenting that they model many different bass guitars. Might make sense for the person who started the thread. Thanx you and goodbye

  20. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Im going to say that you can probably cover a lot more bases (bad pun?) if you go with something really versatile like a Nordstrand NJ4 Deluxe with an active/passive switch. nothing beats an active/passive switch. Id probably just go with that, a Fender P and a Modulus Q4 with EMGs. I dont really think that fretless basses have an exclusive enough sound to be included. Theres not many fretless only applications, imo.