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What bass is the growliest of them all?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dbt25677, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Dbt25677


    Jun 9, 2013
    Which bass just goes GGRRRRRRGGGGHHHH
    With every note? Without any effects, just the bass.
    ( + which amp would assist the growl?)
  3. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    J bass
  4. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Some of the growliest ones i've had were fairly inexpensive basses. My Squier VM Jag Special has some hot pups and a very growly and aggressive tone to it.

    I seem to remember my SBMM SB14 being super growly too.

    I really think that beyond the bass, strings and EQ'ing are more vital to growl than amp brand or type...IMHO.
  5. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    And setup, and technique.
  6. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
  7. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    There is a certain type of growl you need a bridge pup for, yes.
  8. Tobias Growler. Duh, it says so right in the name.
  9. topo morto

    topo morto

    Mar 22, 2010
    I think my short scale Jag SS has growled more than that when set up to do so.
  10. PJ Muzikmansky

    PJ Muzikmansky

    Jan 4, 2013
    Fender Jazz Bass, both pickups on full, round-wound strings: Growl city
  11. Octavio


    Sep 15, 2011
    Hawaii Kai
    Agreed. My Geddy Lee Jazz with Rotosounds played loud with an aggressive attack is VERY growly.
  12. Jazz, but that really depends on the growl you mean. P-basses got growl too but it's in a different place than it is on a J.

    My Warwick growled like a tiger and had punch 'in ur face.'
  13. Growl is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has a different definition of what growl is anyway. There are so many variables that I could not say any bass is more growly than another. Take what you've got, and work all the variables until you've got the best growl you can come up with and then you are set!
  14. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    The growliest bass I've ever played was a Ric 4004 Cheyenne at NAMM a couple years ago.
  15. FrednBass


    Feb 24, 2012
    This P-Bass:
  16. TUGACANbass


    Sep 15, 2012
    I play bass.
    My Roscoe is the growliest bass I've played. But it also has to do with the way you play.
  17. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    I'm going with a Stringray, but obviously I haven't played every bass out there.
  18. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    60's Jazz. The 70's growl is cool, and more popular but the darker growl of the 60's J just works.

    Throw a couple other things into the mix. 2x15 cab. Tube head. Brand new strings. The combination of new strings, but the yesteryear tinged gear will add to the growl.
  19. JellinWellen


    Oct 18, 2012
    Any P with hot pickups, SS rounds, and medium low action.
  20. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Growliest I ever owned was my Warwick LX5 fretted, the fretless I still have is as growly. Why so growly? Crap if I know, but growl is in the ear of the beholder, not sure if the new owner of the fretted one feels the same.

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