What would be your reggae bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGreaser, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm a huge fan of reggae...mostly the old stuff. My reggae bass is an 83 alembic spoiler with TI flats. What would be your guys dream reggae/roots bass setup
  2. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
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  3. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    reggae not metal.......reminds me of a KISS or MISFITS bass
  4. A pot plant....somehow.
  5. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    Jazz bass, Flat wounds, Tube amp.

  6. AJ: Can I doggie-sit?????

    Jazz bass, Flat wounds, Tube amp.

    Agreed. I know this isn't real reggae, but it has a reggae "feel" to it:

    Rancid - "Coppers" ----> I LOVE Matt Freeman's tone in that song, and that is where he gets it from.
  7. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Imagine if you dropped that thing while you were playing it? You could lose some toes ;)
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yes - in Reggae it is the guitar that is "choppy" - not the bass!! ;)

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    '60's Gibson EBO with Flatwounds through my Eden WT-500, and 410XLT/115XL cabinets. That would be smooth(without any definition!!)!
  10. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Yes. the Jazz bass with Flats on it would be best IMO...
  11. I agree. If you want that sound plus a bridge pickup, check out an Epiphone EB-3. So deep. so smooth. I think they go for about $440 at most retailers. For reggae and ska you can't beat it. This is another overlooked bass.

    Mike J.
  12. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    For dub/dancehall stuff it would be my Fodera j-style played through envelope filter with sensitivy set so that the filter never opens. THROBBING!! (didn't mean to scare anybody)

    For more traditional reggae I'd play the same bass without the envelope filter (but maybe with Aguilar DB924 in the mix with bass boosted) plucked between the neck pickup and the end of the neck. Aaaahhhh.... You can make any decent bass sound reggae if you play it right IMO.

    brad cook
  13. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I always thought that a P-bass with the tone rolled almost all the way down was -the- reggae tone.
  14. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Worse yet, if you play it sitting down, you'd saw your leg off.

  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    I would love to use my EB MusicMan Sabre bass for reggae... the extra pup gives some really big bottom. I'd put it thru my EBS BassIQ envelope follower, using the reverse setting.
  16. nirvanaman


    Dec 8, 2002
    Jazz bass
    have to go with dull flatwounds
    Well Jaco had a fretless so ha
  17. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I think a Hofner cavern bass would be a really great dub/reggae bass..of cousre with flats on her
  18. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    I'd go with a peavey T40 with really really old flats.