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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TRAX, Oct 11, 2005.
what things do u find in a bass that makes it for "rock" or "jazz"?
I find the tone of the band is more important than tone of the bass. I've seen jazz performances with p's and 'Ray's, and J's and everything else in between. Likewise, we've seen all sorts of basses in rock. If the band has an aggressive sound, then an aggresive sounding bass would sound great. If the band has a more mellow sound then a more mellow bass would sound great. Ofcourse there are always exceptions, JPJ used a J in much of Zeppelin's work and it sounded drop-dead gorgeous.
It may be just me, but I dont like the sound of a really growly or clicky sounding bass in jazz (A ric for example, or P-Bass) however I love that warmer woody sound you get from Jazz basses and whatnot. You also get those in between basses like Warwicks that have a growl, but also feel warm on the low end.
But like Ras said, a Jazz Bass is a Jazz Bass on paper only, you could play it any any situation. Same with any other bass.
Bass Guitar = Rock!
Double Bass = Jazz!
Acoustic Upright is the bass for jazz
Electric Bass GUitar is the bass for rock
BTW, i dont get why Fender called his second model the jazz bass, since many ppl use it to play many other genres besides jazz, and since in my honest opinion (i said its MY opinion, dont flame me) it has a more trebly high end sound, which is not very suited for playing nice, solid walking lines which are prevalent in the majority of jazz.
I've read that the Fender Jazz was really aimed at guitarists who wanted to double on bass, with its narrower neck - but the name is just about being "hip" - at the time, "Jazz" was associated with anything "cool" or trendy....
I'd say the difference is the player,not the bass itself.
John Paul Jones......Led Zeppelin........Rock......Fender Jazz
Jaco.....................Weather Report....Jazz......Fender Jazz
Same bass.....two styles!
The way you play it.
The person playing it.
Spot the correction.
I hoped I was the first to say that.
What difference does upper/lower case matter. Is the species supposed to be lower case?
Just my devalued .02...take a look at my profile-I would take any of my basses to a jazz gig.
Correct, well spotted! Genus name has initial capital, species name does not, whole thing in italics (or underlined when handwriting).
D'oh! Someone already said that. See what I get for trying to be a smart guy without reading the whole thread first?