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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by r6mile, Apr 23, 2006.
What kind of bass do you like the most?
Kind? You mean like brand, or specific model, or number of strings or what?
Personally, I love Rickenbackers, Pedullas, Wals, and Tobias basses. I'm also a 4-string guy, but a 5-string Pedulla MVP or '80s Tobias would be a dream. I like passive pickups, and passive or active electronics. Favorite bass ever would be a Rickenbacker 4001S with walnut headstock wings and a push/pull pot for the treble pickup cap.
EDIT: Oh wait, the poll wasn't there before I posted. I guess 4-string is my answer.
This has been done to death... 5's rule the universe!!!
look at my avatar.
Finally, something new to talk about in the Basses forum!
Every time I do, it almost looks like it has a maple fingerboard, which would make it the sweetest Bongo ever.
Anyway, I voted for 5. It's easy to disregard the B when you don't need, it's not too hard to learn how to mute it properly, and the extra notes and position are always right there at your fingertips!
What's a minimal range bass?
Currently, I like two pickup basses, I've used a Stingray clone (Ibanez ATK) as my main bass for too long, now all I play is my Status (2 soapbars) and my Squier (PJ) while the ATK gets hardly any playtime even though I defretted it. I don't really like the MM sound any more, it's a bit lacking in woodiness for my current taste.
I do like four and six string basses. I see no point in buying five, but it's my point only ;P.
Those fancy one, two and three string basses are not for me, and 7 to 12, well, i have no skill to play such a thing, but it would be nice to do some doublehand tapping for that matter ;}.
I like basses. 4 string, 5 string, 6 string, 8 string (doubled), fretted, fretless, single pickup, dual pickup, active, passive, bolt on, neck thru, etc
It's all good.
minimal range lol
I like 2 pickup basses with a 3 way switch. Sadly a dying breed. I guess I am the only bassist that wants to sound thick for one part of a song, a little more defined for the chordal parts and completely trebley for the solo!
they make those
This is one of the reasons I like my Ric. Blend controls are nice, but I'd rather just have a toggle switch . . . and I've got one!
You can never go wrong with the 4 string.
I have never understood the whole blend knob thing. When I'm the middle of a set, I am going to end up rolling it all the way to one pckup or the other, or leave it right in the middle if there is a center detent anyway. I find a switch is more intuitive as you dont confuse the pan knob with the EQ knobs or the volume. I think what is really happening is that in an active circuit you might have popping sounds with a switch.