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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassman74, Feb 8, 2018.
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Get them all
I personally love my Ricks best for most any music i play,but am trying to have a well rounded collection of different classic basses for flavor variety.
So,i got several different Ricks,(4000 and a bunch of 4004’s), a 57 Reissue P, a standard J,yamaha bb 1200,Fernandes 8-string,and the newest one,an Epiphone Embassy which is for me the Tbird alternative. Gotta say they all sound awesome,but that Embassy is prett dang cool and has a great classic tbird sound. It would be a really low cost alternative sound to the OP’s P bass.
I use a Schecter Devil Tribal Diamond series,i have had this bass for at least ten yrs,love it! sounds great
looks awesome,i like it so much that i just went out and bought another exact same one,for a backup! lol
Only one Bass for me my Epiphone Thunderbird.
I love my Yamaha BX-1, and have played everything from 80's rock to metal with it. I have a kinda sorta Tool sound going, biamped with huge bass and treble-y highs from Ernie Ball stainless roundwounds and stainless steel picks. I don't care what a purist might say, it sounds good on everything from Aerosmith to ZZ Top as well as originals IMHO. I like a sound that both cuts through on top and lays down a heavy bottom end. I picked up a BX-5 five string as a backup and for songs that need to go below low E. Having said all this, I spent many years playing my trusty Gibson EB2-DC modified with a DiMarzio bridge pickup. It was great for when I was a Cream fanatic and I'll never get rid of it, and still play it on certain songs.
For just just straight ahead rock i'd go Tbird, Rick or L2000. The L2000 being by far the most versatile of the bunch. If it ventures into metal territory I'd move towards Spector, Warwick, Dingwall etc...
For good old rock, I like my Tobias classic. Real thumping sound. Also, my alembic works great since it can make any tone, deep bass to treble.
nice bass. honest wear.
A four string
See avatar. '82 G&L L-2000 Series E. Both pickups on parallel mode, treble on full, bass on 80%, hit it hard.
They kinda have a ying & yang thing going there with each other. I like
Gotta agree with you on the sound, however the big drawback is weight. Forget these for anyone with back and neck problems like myself. 1 set and I'm done.
Is it true these are lighter n weight than the L-2000's or L-2500's?
I am totally surprised nobody has mentioned the late 60's, early 70's or even the reissue for that matter----Ampeg Dan Amstrong plexy bass!!! Nothing can beat that punch you in the gut deep low bass from the super high output on steroids overwound pickup, with the possible exception of the same era Gibson EBO with the mudbucker pickup. But not everyone dug those EBO short scale necks. That Ampeg DA at least had a long scale neck. Run that baby through your tradional SVT 300 tube watts w/ 8--10's and baby that's ROCK defined.
Thinking more about this baby's got me jonesing to get it out of storage and play a gig with it. And get a pic posted of course.
The Moollon Classic P is an insanely cool bass for rock. The pickup is different, a lot more aggressive, gritty, and modern sounding. The Fender Jazz for rock is not to be overlooked. Or grab up one of the 5,000,000 Gibson EB-0's that float around for cheap.
Either of my T-Birds.
That is gorgeous.
Has the OP kept a tally of the various “others”?
It would be fun to see how that breaks out. I’m not volunteering though