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What bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Djuze, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. Im thinking about geting a new 5-string bass for about 1000 - 1500 $
    any suggestions what bass to buy.
  2. It would help if you gave some idea of what styles you play, sounds you like, etc..
  3. I play rock and funck. I just love the sound on the album Lateralus by Tool, and i have been searching for something similar.
  4. my first instinct would be a wal, but i think there too expense for your range... but i understand you want something mid rangey, and punchy.. and i feel like a idiot because i can't think of anymore basses...
  5. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Stingray, perhaps?
  6. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Since you don't have any info in your profile, no one has any idea of what you can try out in your area.

    But - I think you'd regret not trying out a Warwick Rockbass or a Lakland Skyline 55-02 in the price range you mentioned.

    Looking at used stuff, like at bassgear.com and gguitars.com, can always turn up some very good buys, too.....(I don't trust eBay at all unless the seller has a great track record).
  7. Tyler Dupont

    Tyler Dupont Wesly Headpush

    Korean spector ? Peavey Cirrus ? ..
  8. Fender Roscoe Beck V?
  9. I'm thinking about buying a music man 5-string stingray. Is there some one that own a stingray that can tel me some thing about it.
  10. ive used many sting ray 4's and i know for a fact taht the 5 is just adding a string n no extra stuff i hae to tell u ernie ball string rays have the most incredible soudn when active elecs is on if u can afford the nbuy one
  11. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Sorry, but that's not 100% correct. The Ray 5 has different electronics. It's more of a Sterling 5 than Stingray 5, sound-wise.
  12. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX

    MTD Kingston 5er. I can get some ragin' tones from mine through EQing my amp and changing technique.
  13. Peavey Cirrus:D
  14. I'll second the Roscoe Beck recommendation above. I haven't the faintest idea whether it would suit you or not, but I love the sound.
  15. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    you are correct. the basses are great.. but the electronics on a ray 5 are different than those of a Ray 4. also. there is not an passive/active switch for stingrays..
  16. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    midrangey, punchy rock sound? I'd agree that Stingray is good for that. Also look into used Modulus perhaps.

    brad cook
  17. ifu get a sting ray get the 3eq piezo version teh most expensive yes but it will get u al lsortas dif soudns
  18. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    A one-trick pony with one very good trick. If you want versatility to dial in good slap tone and the ability to dial in big, fat bottom, forget it, IMO.

    It's a very good "specialist."

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