tone dialing machine

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ryan morris, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. ryan morris

    ryan morris

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    i'm looking for a bass that can dial in several tones. several things are important though. quality, including woods, active pu's, and balance is one. being able to hear the frets when i want and then cut them off for a next song. a huge attack with one switch and an even note for the next. and that's about it. as far as looks, i like un-painted bodies, but i could sacrafice for a killer tone. money is limtd. to about 1,300, so i should be able to just about find anything. i was thinking G&L l200. oh, four string only.
  2. The Pre Gibson Tobias Growler is a good multi-tone bass, but the G&L with the three switches is very good for multi-tones.
  3. fat-bottom

    fat-bottom Guest

    Apr 2, 2001
    Portland, Oregon
    E-Bay has a ton of Growlers now and some look very reasonable.
    I have a natural finish 4 and it is without a doubt the most versatile bass I've owned........and I've owned well over 50.
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    for me the jazz bass is really versatile...
  5. thomas

    thomas Guest

    Jul 26, 2000
    Barnesville, GA USA
    When I saw the title to this thread I thought about those little boxes that they used to sell (maybe they still do) when lots of people still had rotary phones that would produce touch tone sounds so you could make touch tone calls and use menus and stuff from a rotary phone.
    I'd be fun to sit down and figure out what notes the touch tone tones are. Any 2600 club members out there? Then if you could get it clear enough you could play a riff and like spaz out everybody's cell phones in the club or something interesting like that. I'm sure that JT with all his doo-dads in his rig could achieve it.
    Oh well, my 2 cents.
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Save yourself some money, just put a preamp in your current bass.
  7. ryan morris

    ryan morris

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    thomas, that would be so cool. i'm surprised nobody has done that yet. maybe even run that sound through a pedal to give it some bass. i remember back to the time when i used to try and play jingle bells on my, yesterday was so much fun.
    i am going to look at some growlers right now.
    thanks, ryan
  8. FYI the tones used in touch tone dialing are actually 2 tones for each digit. The tones are laid out with one note for each horizontal row of numbers (1-3, 4-6, 7-9) and another for each vertical row (1-7, 2-8, 3-9). So, when you hit a 1 on the keypad you get a tone that consists of the 1st column vertical note and the 1st row horizontal note together. "0" is a single note all it's own AFAIK.
  9. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    AHG! How many times do I gotta say !?

    :D Seriously. Dave'll hook you up right.

    If not that...hmn..look at maybe a used Pedulla Thunderbolt. They have some very decent electronics, are a joy to play, look nice, and are well balanced. Rember, Pedulla Thunderbolt.