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What bass is best for me?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheIrishOx, Feb 22, 2008.


  1. TheIrishOx

    TheIrishOx

    Feb 22, 2008
    Illinois
    I am looking for a bass that delivers a organic tone with a slight piano like tone to the quality too. I have been looking, but I don't have a clue of which company is more likely to have the tone I am looking for. I appreciate any input to this problem I am having.

    Thanks,

    The Irish Ox:bassist:
     
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Play as many different basses as you can. Try all price ranges. The more you can do it using the same rig in the same shop, the clearer idea you will get.

    Go hear people play live. Talk to them.

    Keep asking, but also give more info about what you want, i.e., styles, what you have had, your irrational loves/hates, etc.

    Oh, and your budget?

    Btw, the answers are: Sadowsky, Lakland, Fender, G&L, MM, Valenti, and Ric (etc.) :D :D :D
     
  3. TheIrishOx

    TheIrishOx

    Feb 22, 2008
    Illinois
    probably something under $5000, I am more into progessive,fusion,jazz, and Indian.
     
  4. All of the basses I've played with Bartolini pickups and pre-amps have had that type of sound to one degree or another. Ken Smith basses also has that type of sound.
     
  5. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    Try MTD
     
  6. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    +1

    Kingston?
     
  7. TheIrishOx

    TheIrishOx

    Feb 22, 2008
    Illinois
    really, i check'em out thanks any other companies
     
  8. fullrangebass

    fullrangebass

    May 7, 2005
    Europe
    I'd suggest an AB II Dignwall, as it fits the bill
     
  9. ROON

    ROON

    Aug 5, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    I was wondering this a few weeks ago when I was in India, is it possible to play Indian style music on bass?
    I always thought it would be on a completely different scale.
     
  10. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    maybe try a nice hollow or semihollow bass. that's my recommendation:)
     
  11. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    I would suggest an MTD with a mahogany body...mhogany is know for its piano like clarity yet woody sound......A used Fodera would be cool too for what you play...........if you can find one under $5k...
     
  12. TheIrishOx

    TheIrishOx

    Feb 22, 2008
    Illinois

    yes,playing the carnatic style on bass is pretty neat check out jonas hellborg
     
  13. arai

    arai Banned

    Jul 16, 2007
    an aria sb1000 has a piano type sound
     
  14. RPIcka

    RPIcka

    Apr 19, 2006
    BC, Canada
    Kinal, MTD, Vadim, Dere, Ken Smith
     

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