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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cyberprimate, Mar 6, 2010.
What are the 3 bass guitars most similar in sound to a double bass?
Any pre-70's one ?
rob allen fretless' have been known to be the best upright soud alikes
Carvin AC40/AC50 semi-hollowbody acoustic.
(Especially with a piece of foam under the strings at the bridge. )
MIght a Takamine TB10 be among the top 3?
In my opinion, no bass guitar can get even close to the sound of upright
Ashbory Bass, only one I've heard that cops the vibe, and even that ain't really close.
Hotwire "Double Bass"......hands down!! Look it up, it's that good!!!!!!!!
LOL, this thread again. I still like people telling me that my Rob Allens don't even sound close.
Good luck finding one of these.
Just listened to some of your songs on myspace. Great sounds. What bass did you use on "Blue"
Thanks!! I used my Rob Allen Mouse 30, although the way I was playing the Rob Allen in most of the tunes wasn't how I play it to fake the upright tone.
Understood this was not your upright tone, just a thread drift. GF just walked into the room as I was playing your stuff and she is impressed. We have it on as background music now while surfing. Again, nice work.
LOL, no problem, just afraid someone would use that as evidence against me.
Glad you like the tunes. That was a very fun project. Call me lazy, but it was much easier to write a few really long tunes than to worry about having a lot of tunes!
hotwire also make( or made) one that got quite close... in the shape of a jazz bass tho.
fender coronado (67-69), they are FULLY hollowbasses, no center block. Put some tapes or flats on there and you are at upright time. i love mine
What he said. Mine is all kinds of wooly and upright sounding.
I think these two basses can sound reasonably like a double bass:
Epiphone Jack Casady, especially on the lowest pickup setting.
My Ibanez EDA905F. Dial in the piezos just right, and you have an upright tone.
And while I've never even seen one, I think this bass would sound like an upright from its description.
Despite all the great advice everyone has given, it's really difficult for any bass guitar to sound like an upright. It's plain old physics. I bought an electric upright bass to get close, and even then, after spending numerous hours on the EUB forum board, you get the same response: that it's impossible to replicate. Sure, my EUB gets close enough, but when you compare recordings and sound to sound, it's just tough to really replicate the doghouse sound. General concensus seems to be even the EUBs have their own sound, somewhat removed from the sound of a doghouse. Everything I hear lacks the projection and depth.
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