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Which bass for audition? (just for fun)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Foamy, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
    This is more for fun, not a serious discussion.

    I know, I know....what a tough problem, right? Like which dress to wear?

    I'll audition on Sunday for a Rhythm and Blues 11-piece band. Kind of like an edgy Bonnie Raitt'ish stuff with some horns tossed in.

    I'll take my LMII and 210 cab for sure, but I am wondering about which bass(es) to bring.

    Is the Jaguar too flashy? I'll have my all black PB-551 decked out with some Black Beauties by then as well. Mustn't forget about the Geddy. Hmmm....or maybe the Hoppus?

    I am leaning to the new one, the PB-551. Too subtle? Or do I go sporty what that red Jag?

    Again, just for fun, if you have any thoughts.

  2. jag
  3. I always bring a P.. fretless 5.. and 6er.. and custom rig.

    When they're done dorking over my gear, I go back to a $200 bass and DI
  4. black.rose1402


    Jan 10, 2007
    I would take the jaguar or the geddy.
    why not take both?
  5. Flatty Banks

    Flatty Banks

    Oct 26, 2008
    Take both.
  6. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    The Geddy would be the sensible option. Hard to object to a Jazz Bass.

    I'm not sensible, therefore I would take a Rickenbacker. Or in your case, I suppose the Jaguar.
  7. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Jazz bass.
  8. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Go buy the ugliest, most beat up P.O.S. P-bass that you can find, upgrade the electronics, get a good setup and fretwork done to it, then go audition dressed as a homeless man.

    If you have the chops and can fill the role, they'd be foolish to pass you up based on image.
  9. Jim C

    Jim C I believe in the trilogy; Fender, Stingray, + G&L Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I'd take the one you play most and feel most comfortable with
  10. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
    Think of the bass as an accessory to whatever dress you decide on...
  11. strke-fender


    Feb 26, 2009

  12. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area
    All, thanks for the tips! I got a great laugh, and some good advice. I'll let y'all know how the audition goes! What's not to love??!!
  13. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Did you get the gig?
  14. Foamy


    Jun 26, 2006
    Sac Area

    Audition is Sunday - gives me time to choose a dress. ;-)