Type of music, for certain basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by imLOST, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. imLOST


    Jan 12, 2003
    Is it true that certain basses, brands ect. are best used for a certain type of music? Say and ESP-LTD 5 String. What is that best for?

    Please and Thankyou.

    -imLOST :D
  2. Depends on who you talk to... each bass has a distinct tone, and certain types of music sometimes sound better with a specific tone. For example: you probably wouldn't use a bass with lots of high-mids and treble at an R&B gig.

    On the other hand, having a unique tone in a style of music can result in some interesting musical ideas and creations.

    Also, some experienced players are able to dial up any tone they want out of a bass, so it doesn't matter what brand it is.

    ESP basses, in general, are generally use for metal/hardcore bands and music.
  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    The most important factor by far is the driver........not the race car, IME.
  4. 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
    Rick, that bass in your avatar sure looks a lot like a salmon.
  5. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    It started out as a Warwick Dolphin with Fishman electronics that I got in a trade for an Andreas Basking Shark. But it's been customized further since that picture was taken (below)...........bada-BOOM!

  6. blackbass

    blackbass Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2000
    Aurora, CO
    Noe everyone can adjust their bass to each particuliar sound. Do the best you can and don't worry about it, because have you heard of a band with no bass? Anyway, use what you have, and adjust the best possible. Then, have a good time.
  7. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    A Fender works well in almost any situation.
  8. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    That esp you mentioned will lean more toward the "Metal" or "rock" type genre's. but then again, any bass, in any type of music can sound good.