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What is the best bass for......stoner/rock '70?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fbass87, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    Hi, sorry for my English is not very correct.

    I have a budget of about 1800/2000$, I play stoner/rock '70 with my band and I would like a definitive bass(new bass, not used).

    I had thought of these basses..

    -Precision Sting Signature and a Tube-Head with money remaining.
    -Precision re57
    -Rickenbacker 4003
    -Gibson SG

    tell me what you think(write in a simple english)

  2. For that you'd want a simple vintage style passive bass with a big sound:
    Go for a road worn P bass, a Sting bass or maybe even a Stingray.
    For amps, get a new Yorkville/ Traynor YBA200 with an 8x10 cab.
  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Well, Jazz, P, and 'Rays were all the rage back then.

    Take your pick.
  4. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    the stingray is not too modern as sound?

    i like Precison Sting Signature but I do not know if it can be considered a definitive bass or if I will have to take a more professional more forward.

    Precision Sting Signature + YBA200 + Ampeg SVT410HE??
  5. I think a '62 P Bass should cover you.It's similar to the one Roger Waters used in the now legendary Live At Pompeii gig.I've seen them go for about stg1200 so it should leave you with enough to get yourself a solid amp.

  6. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    it is the FENDER AMERICAN VINTAGE RE62 or another 62?

    the american vintage 62 is made in usa or made in japan?

  7. UncleFluffy


    Mar 8, 2009
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    well, if you're looking at classic-era Hawkwind sound as stoner rock...


    or if you're thinking more the Monster Magnet retro stoner-rock sound:

  8. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    A vintage RI P bass, or a Ric 4003. I'd pick the Ric, you might not.
  9. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    what do you think about PRECISION STIN for stoner?

    is it a good bass?
  10. godofthunder59

    godofthunder59 God of Thunder and Rock and Roll Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Rochester NY USA
    Endorsing Cataldo Basses, Whirlwind products, Thunderbucker pickups
    Me I'm a Gibson guy, Thunderbirds and EB3s. But if it's 70's you want Fender P basses were king, Jazz basses didn't start to take over # wise till the mid 80's. I love Rics also but the P ruled in the 70's
  11. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    i love P. but i don't know what P buy..
  12. Thingus995


    May 30, 2008
    im gonna say rics, Scott Reeder made the classic Kyuss self titled on one (also referred to as Welcome to Sky Valley) as well as a Gibson Grabber, which has a great tone on The Hidden Hand: Mother, Teacher, Destroyer which i also consider an incredible slab of stoner rock
  13. That would be the American Vintage 62.

    Here it is from the horse's mouth themselves.

  14. ilovethesechord


    Jun 27, 2008
    I think this bass cool, stoner, rock.

    Very Expensive, try www.ebay.com for used.

    Attached Files:

  15. fbass87


    Dec 19, 2008
    why P62 and not P57?

    fender american vintage are made in USA or JAPAN?
  16. "American" Fenders are made in USA.
  17. markdavid


    Jun 29, 2007
    I would go with a Gibson SG , the big fat tone would be ideal for stoner rock , make sure you try before you buy though as the tone is definately an aquired taste
  18. Johnny Alien

    Johnny Alien Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Harrisburg, PA, USA
    A 57 or 62 would both be OK. Also the Sting reissue you keep mentioning would be OK as well. Basically any vintage styled passive bass would be pretty decent just find one you like.

    There are Fender reissues made in Japan and the USA. The American Vintage are obviously made in the US as the name says.
  19. ilovethesechord


    Jun 27, 2008
    Yeah... my Buddy's father had a pair of vintage SG's at his old house. I felt really very cool. The tone was very thick. One could easily "drive" a classic "stoner band" with one.
  20. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Central Valley
    Lets see....

    Two of most influential stoner rock bands of the last few decades were/are:


    Chris Cockrell
    Nick Oliveri
    Scott Reeder
    Al Cisneros

    All used Ric's

    but really its more of a feel and sound thing for you to decide....as it will be your bass and you have to be the one to live with it

    I personally use a Traben Array Obsession in my current Stoner project....and it works great for me as it does active and passive both...

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