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Time for a new bass...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mr. Brett, Jun 7, 2001.


  1. Mr. Brett

    Mr. Brett

    Jun 3, 2001
    I really dont like bringing my '62 Jazz Bass to gigs and jumping around with such a vintage instrument. I play in a hardcore punk band.

    I need something with a bigger range of tones. I've been told that the G&L L-2000 is great for this. Does anyone else agree?
     
  2. To be honest, buying the G&L would be a waste. Sure, you can have all those tones, but you'd be dialling into the 'punk frequency' as I call it, and wasting those tones. They still rule though.

    A Spector would be good, really cutting sound. Maybe an Ibanez BTB? Plus, you can't go wrong with a P bass for punk, but you do want a wide tonal range:D

    Go with the L2000 if you really want it, but at this stage don't narrow yourself down.
     
  3. Mr. Brett

    Mr. Brett

    Jun 3, 2001
    You think just because I play in a punk band that I have a certain kind of tone?

    We play everything from jazz to hardcore in our band, and I need something that could go from one to the other with the turn of a dial.
     
  4. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    Yamaha BB's all the way! :D

    (I might not be objective tho ;) )
     
  5. How about a newer, less valueable J?
     
  6. Mr. Brett

    Mr. Brett

    Jun 3, 2001
    Nah, i'm currently not happy with the tone i'm using in my band right now. Dont get me wrong, I love the jazz bass tone, its just that I need more range.
     
  7. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1174383&a=8647027&p=43291610">
    I'm a super compulsive selling & buying freak!!!! I've had this bass since late '93 (which is about when the pic was taken) & will never sell it!!!! It's a SUPER players bass. It's beat to crap but sounds* & plays like a dream.

    PanteraFan, you say "Go with the L2000 if you really want it, but at this stage don't <b>narrow yourself down</b>." That's like a contradiction. He's narrowing his options by buying a bass w/multiple tones. :confused: :)

    Since you're familiar & like the J bass, why not do wht Steamboat said & get a MIA J bass :p :)

    *I have to change the pre-amp casue I messed it up while tryinf to install it into another G&L body I bought. I'm considering giving G&L a call or put an Aguilar OBP-1 in it.
     
  8. I meant to one choice of bass. G&L aren't the only guys who make versatile basses.

    I know a guy with the initals DP who could make a bass as versatile as you want it...;)
     
  9. A StingRay might work well for you. I think they have the best tone for punk you can get, good sound for hardcore and it's probably one of the most good-for-anything basses around.
     
  10. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    The G&L is an excellent choice. Mine's a keeper;)
     
  11. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Hi!

    A music man stingray or sterling would probobly do the trick. Check one out
     
  12. Mr. Brett

    Mr. Brett

    Jun 3, 2001
    I just got a Warwick Corvette FNA Jazzman 4 and I love it. Talk about versitle. I love the pickup combination on it. I guess my look is over. Thanks for all the suggestions people.