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What's the Swiss Knife of Basses??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rickreyn, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. rickreyn


    Jun 16, 2000
    Lutz, Florida
    What bass, regardless of the price, comes closest to having on-board all the tones necessary to not need another bass (hypothetically that is)? This bass has to pass the muster in terms of playability as well.
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    My Peavey TL-6.:D
  3. pc


    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    JT's Double Neck :D
  4. xush's 3-pickup FBB.
  5. G&L L-2000 or L-2500
  6. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
  7. My Lakland 4-94 Deluxe is pretty versatile IMO.
  8. I'd toss my vote for the Lakland basses, the 4-94, 55-94, or 55-02's...the ones with the MM-style humbucker at the bridge and the single coil at the neck. You can quickly go from Stingray-ish to Jazz Bass-ish to P-bass-ish with that one. Covers the "big-3" of classic bass tones.

    I don't own one myself...

    ...yet! :D
  9. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Another vote for the G&L L2000 (or L2500).

  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Another for G&L. Keep in mind that those basses are capable of emitting a lot of nasty tones that you probably wouldn't want to use.
  11. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    Like what? I suppose you could put a full cut on bass and treble in passive to give a hollow sound, but that MIGHT be useful for something...
  12. The soloed bridge with treble boost setting on the L2000/2500 is one of the most obnoxious sounds I've ever heard. It's painful to the ears.
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia In Memoriam

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    hey, Gard! call me, ill give you a smokin deal on a lakland!! :D

    seriously, i second the lak vote- Gard, keep me posted on the Elrick- peace!- Adrian
  14. grovest


    Feb 26, 2002
    A Peavey Cirrus
  15. I'm sure you'll take care of me!!! :p


    I'm pretty stoked to see that Elrick myself...lucky for you I'm so broke there's no way I can get it for myself, no matter how killer it is (and I'm sure it will be!). :(
  16. Requiem


    Feb 26, 2000
    Costa Rica
    I think a Victor Wooten YinYang 4(5)-String Fodera Bass would be a nice analogy of a swiss blade ;)

    (hmm joe compito basses are very rare too.)

  17. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Alembic Series II, it's in there!
  18. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    DETAILS!!!;) What am I missing out on???
  19. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I'd have to add to the G&L L2000 votes. I've owned several Laklands and even though they're great basses, they can't touch the L2000 in terms of tonal possibilities...at least none of the ones I had, anyway (could it be possible that I had 5 dogs?).

    Factor in that you can get a mint used L2000 for $650 all day long....hmmmm......
  20. Elrick Evolution double-cut neck thru, maple neck w/bubinga fingerboard, ash body wings with highly figured maple top, 18 volt Bartolini NTMB.


    It'll be here before the end of the week....


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