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What is the best bass for polka?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Frenchy-Lefty, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. I am starting a progressive polka band and need to play bass (I am first and foremost an accordeonist but there are too many accordeonists in this band already)
    I would like something really heavy sounding with which I can occasionally use a fuzz pedal.
    Thank you in advance for your input!
  2. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    A Sadowsky is what you need.
    TonyP- likes this.
  3. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
  4. soaf


    Jul 27, 2013
    A Warlock, of course.
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Ritter for sure.
  6. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Auerswald is a clear choice for progressive polka.
  7. I forgot to precise, my rig (recently purchased) is a 2000w Crown amp with an Ampeg SVPII preamp and 4 4×10 Aguilars Cabs. I need a lot of volume to keep up the Marshall full stack in which we plug the 2 accordeons. We will mostly play shows such as the Octoberfest in Munich. I also need a cool looking bass.
  8. My Roscoe Midi bass triggering an immaculate Tuba sample, of course....

    :D :D :D :D

  9. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    seriously... this seems like a good candidate

  10. A Fender Precision Bass.
  11. Luke S Mouse

    Luke S Mouse

    Jun 5, 2009
    Obviously the best bass for polka is also the best bass for metal.
  12. Accordion through a Marshall? Really?! Why not? I guess.
  13. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member


    Oh, sorry, thought you said Polski
  14. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Uh, guys? Have any of you figured out yet that you're getting your legs pulled?

    A 2,000-watt amp? To use with four (4) 4x10 cabs? To play "progressive polka"? Really? :eyebrow:

    Please. This site is getting filled up with more crap every day... :rolleyes:

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  15. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    They'd be sure to play one gig a year on 1st April.
  16. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    Why no, I expected everything on April 1 to be taken extremely seriously.
  17. A polkadot bass

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  18. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    But it wasn't April 1st when he posted...at least not in east coast US time.
  19. The April Fools jokes are coming earlier every year, lol!
  20. It is what I thought initially, but I was told I needed something more "thumpy" and with flatwound strings. I read somewhere in this forum they are better than roundwound strings. I also find it difficult to find the best fuzz for Polka but I realize this question should be asked in the effect section. I am in fact very surprised at the lack of imformation on Polka bass equipment online.