What To Buy For Funk and Groove?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ceycey, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. ceycey


    Dec 22, 2004
    I'm using a Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 now and i'm going to get a 4 string bass for slapping stuff. I don't have a chance to try any good bass (Living in Turkey...)

    I'll be happy to see suggestions other then Fender Jazz.
    What can you suggest? (Max. 1500$)
  2. Andre_gt7


    Jan 4, 2005
    Atlanta - GA
    why not a Fender jazz?
  3. rubo


    Aug 25, 2003
    Musicman with maple fingerboard.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Get a 5-string with wider string spacing.
  5. ceycey


    Dec 22, 2004
    I just don't like it. It's shape, design and that big size is not for me. Also get tired of seeing it in every bass player.
    No other reason.

    One reason i said 4 string is because of string spacing. I hate slapping at Schecter. Which brand can you suggest?
  6. THCbass


    Sep 19, 2003
    Made the jump to Lakeland for a 5 stringer and a different voicing....but nothing to date beat my MM Sterling for Slapping !
    If You have a chance give this Sterling a shoot...
    you will be amazed. :bassist:
  7. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    There is no I in team.
    There is no E in Lakland.
  8. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Yep, that's what I figured!

    I believe the MTD and Lakland import fivers have wide spacing at the bridge. That is true for most Fenders as well. FYI, "wide" five-strings have bridge spacing of 3/4" (19mm) or more... 3/4" is the same bridge spacing as most four-string basses.
  9. There's a reason so many funk & groove bass players play jazz or "super-jazz" basses.

    Try Conklin maybe.
  10. Sounds like you need a Warwick with wide string spacing.
  11. Franklin229


    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeast USA
    Musicman Stingray. if you can afford a pre-EB-even better!!!
  12. tkarter


    Jan 1, 2003
    EB Musicman Stingray or Sterling.

  13. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I agree. I also recommend:

    Fender Jazz.
    Spector USA or Czech-made.

    I also like the P-Bass for Funk and groove, but I'm a very dedicated and biased P-Bass fanatic. I like the P-Bass for everything. I have P-Bass 'jammies, a P-Bass security blanket, and I've been known to frequently sleep with one :D ;) !

  14. andrewd


    Sep 5, 2003
    my conklin GT-4's got the funk. it would be my main bass, but im more comfortable on my carvin 6
  15. Definitely go with Warwick. It's my main funk machine.
  16. A9X


    Dec 27, 2003

    It's been quiet on that front without Heath.
  17. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Get a Marcus Miller Jazz. Totally different slap tone than a standard Jazz.
  18. Mmm they are so nice, friend of mine has one too, really nice tones, but hey..what did ya expect=)
  19. artitrol


    Jan 15, 2005
    if you want a smaller and more modern shape bass, you could try a washburn xb920 or xb900, a spector euro lx4 or a pedulla rapture, of course the new conklin"rocco prestia"groover tools is good at funk and groove too.
    i think sting ray is the best bass to funk and groove but it's a big size too, model of the same brand sterling is smaller than sting ray, and you can get a single or two single coil tone to get you sound sweet, it a good choice too.
  20. bassthumpa


    Aug 31, 2004
    Austin, TX
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