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Vintage tone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bugbass, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. bugbass


    Apr 8, 2004
    I want a really fat vintage-like tone, 5 strings and and not to heavy. Price-range up to 3000. music-style: funk/soul. lAny suggestions?
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Reverend R5L. Buy one now before they stop making them, though!!!!
  3. Alexander


    Aug 13, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    Used Sadowsky or Mike Lull, perhaps?
  4. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Lakland Joe Osborne. They've got Lindy Fralin pickups and play amazingly well. Those guys at the Lakland factory are second-to-none, when it comes to setups and customer service!
  5. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Lull P-5
    Reverend BH-5
  6. alembicbones


    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    I'd have to cast another vote for the Lakland JO5 (maybe even the Skyline model). I've been very happy with mine and it nails the vintage Fender vibe quite well.

  7. ksukev


    Aug 24, 2004
    I'd look for a lighter weight Sadowsky Metro on Roger's site. I'd recommend the "Vintage Tone Control" option, best $150 bucks I've ever spent. I can get just about any tone I want with this bass, any warm tone that is. If you want a sterile cutting tone...buy my used Modulus...lol. You won't find a better bang for the buck than the Metro. Good luck on your search or just listen to my advice and start playing.

    Kev :bassist:
  8. Aaron J

    Aaron J

    Jul 16, 2003
    Cincinnati, OH
    Another vote for the Lakland Joe Osborne. Amazing bass with a great vintage tone. I keep an old worn set of DR Sunbeams on mine, and it just nails that old school sound.
  9. Jugghaid


    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
    Lull. Nails the vintage thing perfectly.
  10. I'd look into a Mike Lull, you can get a jazz, P or PJ

    the PJ 5 is a very sweet old school thump machine
  11. boo


    Oct 12, 2002