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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheBassmaster27, Nov 8, 2018.
The Price Tag on the Contra is the most Metal thing about it....
what if you play a daisy rock but you play it ironically or angrily?
Throw on some distortion and chug!
Greco made a solid body violin bass in the '70s. It had two 'rail' humbuckers and a high mass bridge.
This would work for metal.
I would love to own a solidbody violin bass, but they are sooooo rare now. My friend actually owns one, but he won't sell because was a "gift". He doesn't even play bass lol.
The Hofner HCTs are practically solid bodies due to the sound block. They are a well built instrument and sound great. There are a few on ebay and reverb right now. I own one alongside an Ignition and two German hollow bodies.
they do have a fat low end. that can work for anything. not much grindy top end a la rickenbacker or fender jazz, but as long as you go into it expecting that i think it will be fine.
also some originality is nice - a black Hofner with gold hardware in a metal setting, i'd be super into it.
Rare but occasionally out there:
1965 Vox Model V-232 Solid Body Electric Violin Bass Guitar 100% Stock w/ohc
Ibanez Violin Style Bass Guitar 1960's Sunburst
Here's a (not necessarily complete) list:
violin bass gallery
The turn-of-century Epiphone EB-1 may pop up a little more easily than others; the Eastwood EB-1, as mentioned above, is in production:
NBD-Eastwood EB-1 (and the rest of the thread)
And Ringo shouting out "I got blisters on my fingers!" at the end.
One guy I know still insists it's John!
Hmmm...not so sure about that. CTs are certainly less hollow than the fully hollow models, but I think the sound (playing experience) has more in common with a hollow bass than a slab. I'm sure the floating bridge is a significant factor, too...not sure exactly what to attribute to the bridge vs. the semi-hollow body, but at any rate, even the CTs have a lot more air in the tone than a typical slab. (The real benefit of the center block is no neck dive on a strap.)
That hasn't been my experience, but that's okay. Also, I don't usually have neck dive on my hollow body Hofners. When I use a nylon strap I do, but not with leather straps.
What's the best cello for metal?
I don't know about ironically but angrily might help. I think, in order to make a Daisy Rock metal, you would have to do the following:
Strap it to a zombie, impale the zombie on a big spike, then, as it thrashes around, come up from behind and play it while it's on said zombie.
what if you paint the daisy flat black with a few obvious bloody streaks and add black hardware? I'D play that for metal
Here you go. Overdrive included.
Hofner Contemporary Violin Bass, Black + 3 Hofner Pedals + Cables
Yeah, that's a great deal. I've bought a few of the handmade German pedals from them annd they're great!
Tommy stinson likes the violin basses but in interviews he CLEARLY STATES he never used them in Guns N Roses because they don’t have the proper tone for the music. Also in the days of The Replacements he didn’t have the Hofners yet. He used a Ric early on and switched mainly to P basses for most of his career. And in recent years when the Mats got back together he used his ESP signature vintage 4 basses. He only uses the Hofners for certain recording purposes
Never said he used them on stage with a particular band, just that he's used them from time to time. Thanks for the clarification though.
On a side note, Alain Johannes (touring bassist with Them Crooked Vultures among many other things) has been known to us a Rogue VB100 on stage with that band.
That sounds like the best/most unlikely Canterbury/California mash up ever
Have you met Uncle Angus?
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