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What bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by My_man_Freddy, Sep 18, 2001.


  1. What bass should i get???

    This is gonna be only the second bass i have ever owned so i dunno really what to get any ideas (I'm into funk)
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    What is your budget? And do you mean fingerstyle funk, like Rocco Prestia, or slap, like Victor Wooten or Flea?
     
  3. You should get an Atlansia Solitaire.
     
  4. any and finger
     
  5. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Yeah! Great funk bass. Make sure you get a case for it. And some blue chalk.
     
  6. Go to the music store and try out EVERYTHING in yer price range, used basses are always the best deal. By the way why are you gettin a new bass?, jus wondering
     
  7. fender jazz/stingray for funk....
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Ditto. You should get whatever we tell you. :rolleyes:
     
  9. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    For fingerstyle funk, almost any bass would work, but IMHO the best bass for it is the Fender Precision bass.

    You can get a MIM for around $300, a used MIA for $500-$600, and a new MIA for around $900.
     
  10. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    imo for the style you want to play a jazz bass or p bass would do quite nicely. however as embellisher stated just about any bass will do.
     
  11. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Of course it would help if you provided some info on your tastes, but since you didn't, I'd say.... Go with a Largemouth.

    (Man, I must have taken too much allergy medicine this morning... That's the third stupid post I've made to this group today)

    Sorry all,

    - Frank