What Bass has the best tone

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by matrixbassman32, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. matrixbassman32


    Jan 29, 2005
    I'm looking at buying a new bass but i just can't decide which one. The main thing i want is the best tone possible. My Warwick is alright but im looking for the freakin best. So tell me what you think
  2. Stand back, guys- I'm dumb enough to try to answer this.

    I would be surprised if you could find 2 people that TOTALLY agreed on what the 'best' tone is. Also, only you will know what you like best. And if you're like me, you'll change your mind. Then you'll run low on money, just when you decide you know what you really need.
    Here's a wild concept: pretend you're on a desert island w/whatever bass & amp you now have. Try to get the sound you're looking for with that & only that. I'll try, too.
  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK

    Good luck dude, im not stupid enough ;)
  4. For me, it comes with age.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Only you can answer that question, grasshopper. :smug:
  6. My No. 1 bass has the best tone, so there... :rolleyes:
  7. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Easy. The one that has my hands wrapped around it. Pick one.
  8. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    lol i was gonna say what ever bass i have gas for at the moment!
  9. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    Whatever bass you really want and can't afford to get!
  10. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    The obvious answer is a Hondo, or maybe a squire 5 string. Fodera's are for cabinet makers, MTD's are crap, and F basses have no tone. I have a ken smith, and am lusting for an entry level ibanez. Anyone want to trade?
  11. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    I might trade for a realy nice cabinet!
  12. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Fender Stratocaster
  13. ... which bass has the best tone when whacking someone in the head. Unplugged, of course.
  14. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    El-Kabong!!!... one octave lower, of course. :smug:
  15. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    I think I'll just sit in my lawn chair, drink a beer, and watch the festivities. :D
  16. Hmmmmm ... sounds like it's time for some field testing.
  17. Bruce Lee voice on...

    Tone is like a finger pointing to the moon.... SMACK!!! Don't concentrate on the finger or you'll miss all that heavenly glory.

    Bruce Lee voice off.
  18. Ozzyman


    Jul 21, 2004
    Well, people have varying thicknesses of their heads. So, we must choose a special person to test this on (to lessen the variables).
    Not It!!
  19. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    The heck with this!

    Fender Precision Bass.

    :bag: -Art

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