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What kind of bass do you like the most?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by r6mile, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Minimal Range Bass

    1 vote(s)
  2. 4-strings Bass

    125 vote(s)
  3. 5-string Bass

    39 vote(s)
  4. 6-string Bass

    16 vote(s)
  5. Double/Triple-strung Bass

    0 vote(s)
  6. Extended Range Bass

    0 vote(s)
  1. What kind of bass do you like the most?
  2. RSchuster


    Jan 27, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    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.
  3. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    This has been done to death... 5's rule the universe!!!
  4. ras1983


    Dec 28, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    look at my avatar.
  5. Finally, something new to talk about in the Basses forum!

  6. Tom


    Sep 7, 2005
    Davis, CA
    Every time I do, it almost looks like it has a maple fingerboard, which would make it the sweetest Bongo ever. :D

    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! :bassist:
  7. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    What's a minimal range bass? :eyebrow:

    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.
  8. 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 ;}.
  9. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    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.
  10. ahaTFJ

    ahaTFJ Guest

    Apr 2, 2006
  11. g00eY


    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    5er ftw
  12. minimal range lol
  13. 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!
  14. they make those:ninja:
  15. RSchuster


    Jan 27, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    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!
  16. Stadic


    Apr 17, 2006
    You can never go wrong with the 4 string. :D
  17. 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.

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