What you recommend for R&B, Gospel, Soul?

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  1. Zapp

    Zapp

    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    ?? Give me your top pick, 5 or 4 or both, for R&B & related

    and signal chain if you have prefs
     
  2. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    5 string for everything. lol:bassist:
    Signal chain is direct to amp, no effects.
     
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  3. What is the question? Top pick of what? Artist? My current favorite is Anderson .Paak! Pedals? I think a tuner and compression would be all you need. Bass? Any P or J style bass.
     
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  4. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Central Ohio
    As Ray Brown put it, “know a lot of songs.”
     
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  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Really depends upon your definition of "R&B", "soul", "gospel" etc.

    Classic Motown means a P with flats, and hopefully a tube amp. Modern stuff means round wound strings, possibly a 5. If we are talking Bootsy, you better be prepared to dance around your pedal board.
     
  6. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    Hi Zapp :)

    For R and B,

    get a J and a P! :D


    greetings

    Wise(b)ass
     
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  7. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Are you asking for bass and rig recommendations? Not sure of the question. If so...

    Bass: Depends on the music but a 5 string will definitely cover modern gospel. A lot of Eb, D and C based tunes. Old school R&B, you can get away with a 4 string. Newer stuff.....5 string.
    Rig: Minimum 500w-800w amp. Multi-speaker (2x12, 4x10, 2x10) or multiple cabs (1x12, 2x10)
     
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  8. I use a pedal tuner and compressor. Got a Bass Chorus because my BL wants that in some songs. Flats. Plenty of amps (already mentioned). I use 2x12 and 550 watt Fusion amp which is not right on target but can still work if you use fingers instead of a pick. Play mid-neck on a lot of songs and that gets me closer to boogie perfection.
     
  9. LadyLoveStingRay5

    LadyLoveStingRay5

    Jul 17, 2004
    I play modern Praise/Worship & Urban Gospel. I also play 70'-80' OldSchool Funk and Hip Hop , Motown and Modern R&B . The Fender Rumble 40 is for recording /practice /small open mike type settings, and getting that old school warmth. The GK 212ii is 500 watts 2X12 Neo light weight combo.

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    I have TI Flats on my Caprice, Marcus Miller Signature DR rounds on the Sire V3-5string Jazz Bass, and Ernie Ball Cobalt Flats (bright flats) on my MusicMan Stingray5 Special.

    The Caprice is passive P/H (inline humbucker), The Sire active/passive, the Stingray5 Special is active.
     
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  10. caasi91

    caasi91

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF Bay Area
    Ken Smith. Duh
     
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