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what bass gives the..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Deluxe3dition, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. Deluxe3dition


    Mar 27, 2005
    What Bass (under $1000 USD) has the smoothest, Jazziest tone? :eyebrow:
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    How do you define smooth and jazzy? How about a recording to go by?
  3. Deluxe3dition


    Mar 27, 2005
    something like the bass sound from Jack Johnson, David Crowder Band.
  4. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Jack Johnson's bassist (I just forgot his name) plays a Hofner I believe. If I were you, I would probably go with a P-bass with flatwounds.
  5. Hmm.. P bass with flats is definitely smooth, but it's got a bit of a chunky, thumpy tone. A Jazz with flats is VERY smooth. One can argue the P tone is better, but a J + flats tone is definitely sweet.
  6. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    Large mouth or striped.
  7. Small mouth to be exact.
  8. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    fretless J bass with TI Jazz flats?? try didfferent stuff out, see what works for you.
  9. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    warmoth fraken jazz with fralins and j-retro (just to match the price range)