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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by njdenis1, Oct 4, 2005.
What boutique basses have a fat sound similar to the musicman bass sound?
I never thought of a MM as fat sounding...more cutting. I consider Sadowskys pretty fat sounding, in the Fender vein.
Tobias basses sound pretty fat.
Some Fodera's certainly do
Really depends on how you have them built. You can get ALOT of different sounds from the same maker depending on pickups, wood, etc...
My roscoe sounds really really fat...but then again so did the Fbass i played...and i'm sure my Valenti will sound pretty fat as well
hmm i guess by fat i mean the opposite of a jazz bass...i would consider that pretty thin
I find the opposite of your opinion to be true.
Any bass can sound "fat" if you pick closer to the neck.
DOWN BOYS ... DOWN!!!
I'm pretty sure he meant pluck
As a P-bass aficionado, I agree with this statement. Yes, J-basses can sound fat, but to my ears a P-bass will be even fatter in the same situation. Likewise, a P-bass can growl, but a J-bass will be growlier (so to speak). Depends on one's definition of growl, of course....
Anyway, for fat-sounding boutique I would go with MTD. Roscoe basses also seem to be fat, but I don't have enough experience with them to recommend them.
P.S. Lakland basses have the MM-style pickup in the bridge position, and some Lakland owners say it can do the MM thing pretty well.
I'd have to say from experience, Fuzz's Sadowsky P5 had tons of "fat" to it.
The Roscoes have a fat, big sound, but I would describe them more as "punchy" than fat. Killer tone that will cut through anything.
It does the MM thing quite well, but the Barts seem to be missing on the "zing" of a MM.
I'm "fat," but I don't have much growl.
Alot of higher end basses have bart soapbars. I would consider that a pretty clean/piano like tone. What would be the opposite of that lol
Darkstars (?), Eb-0 style pups...
I disagree. The Darkstar has an amazingly wide frequency response . Until you've played a Darkstar or Hagstrom pickup, you just don't know how "fat" they really are for what is actually a single coil.
There are other old humbucker style pickups that may be thin sounding, but the Darkstar isn't one of them.
Obviously, this is to my ears.
That was my point lol.
The majority of my basses are easily capable of fat sound. Even the Jazz types.