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Upgrading!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Funky Fatcat, Apr 9, 2006.


  1. Funky Fatcat

    Funky Fatcat

    Jul 29, 2005
    I would like to know what you guys think I should upgrade to.

    I have a Spector performance bass which has served me well.
    I like the slapping, a bit of tap every once and a while and am looking for a nice tone as well. I listen to Claypool and Flea and like the tone that comes with it. I'm willing to go up to six strings at least but i'd just like an honest opinion. Let me know and that would be awesome. Thanks!
     
  2. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Prince range?
     
  3. JKwo

    JKwo

    Jan 12, 2006
    Berklee
    pricerange?
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    beatcha
     
  5. JKwo

    JKwo

    Jan 12, 2006
    Berklee
    Pfft.. fine.

    To answer your question, my prince range is musicology to 1999. :D
     
  6. Funky Fatcat

    Funky Fatcat

    Jul 29, 2005
    $1,500 Canadian.
     
  7. JKwo

    JKwo

    Jan 12, 2006
    Berklee
    Musicman Stingray.. and I bet fig was thinking the same.

    edit.. or stingray or sterling, or possibly a used modulus, but all that just comes from what little you've told us about your playing. Care to go more in depth?
     
  8. Funky Fatcat

    Funky Fatcat

    Jul 29, 2005
    Sure, I dunno im into the primus scene. I love the craziness of his technique and i guess thats the technique im trying to take on. I'm an average skilled player. Use the fingers not a pick(for most things). I'm just looking to upgrade for a better quality of tone. I take lessons from an awesome teacher so it'll need to last for a couple of years because im improving at a fast speed.
     
  9. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Stingray will last you forever. You can never outgrow a ray;)
    If you have smaller hands id look into the Sterling for comfort reasons.
     
  10. JKwo

    JKwo

    Jan 12, 2006
    Berklee
    Yeah, stingray sounds like a perfect match for you and that pricerange.
     
  11. Fong249

    Fong249

    May 25, 2005
    Washington, DC
    MTD Kingston, or Heir!
    Schecter Exotic
    Fender American Deluxe Jazz

    You've got a ton of options. I have a Stingray which cost me about 850 us, and a SX Jazz bass that cost me about 160 US. Both give me equal gratification in different ways. Pick and Slap for the Stinger, fingerstyle funk for the jazz (and stingray) and extreme nasal tone from the jazz.
     

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