which bass has the most distinct tone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by I.'.I.'.Nakoa, Oct 13, 2001.

  1. Fender P

    11 vote(s)
  2. Fender Jazz

    9 vote(s)
  3. Musicman Stingray

    20 vote(s)
  4. other..

    26 vote(s)
  1. I.'.I.'.Nakoa

    I.'.I.'.Nakoa Guest

    Aug 10, 2000
    Fort Worth.
    well? i voted for mm stingray. if you put other, put which and why.

  2. A Ricky 4001 (I don't know if a 4003 sounds the same).

    Why? If the bassist is using certain settings and roundwounds, a Rickenbacker just cannot be mistaken for anything else.
  3. 72beetle


    Jun 10, 2001
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Another vote for the Rickebacker 4001/4003 - even though they have a lot of range, their sound is unmistakable. You can always tell when someone's playing a Rick.

  4. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I've played a bass with a dobro resonator. I think that has a pretty unique tone.
  5. joel the bass player

    joel the bass player Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2000
    Omaha, NE
    My vote was for the Stingray. Especially when picked, they sound like nothing else.
  6. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    bump again
  7. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Anything Fender.
  8. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker.
  9. Rick 4001.

    I also think a Modulus Quantum has a very distinct tone.

  10. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    I would have to say stingray... Can't mistake that at all.. Fender I will have to disagree with.... I love fender but I am not so sure that there tone is unmistakable...
  11. ldiezman

    ldiezman Guest

    Jul 11, 2001
    oh yeah on another note. Last night I played a gig with two other bands... Myself playing on my stingray5 and another dude playing his stingray 4. His bass sounded excellent. the other band had a bass player who had a cheap stingray copy.... It hardly cut through the mix and didn't even sound like a stingray...... I was dissappointed... he wasn't that good either... sorry.. just a random note
  12. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    I said Musicman because it has that tone that sounds like nothing else. I downloaded a live version of Carousel by Blink-182 and you can tell that Mark Hoppus is playing a stingray in that song by the way the bass sounds.

    I am not familiar with Rickenbackers, but Im sure they have a very distinct sound as well.
  13. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.
    I would say a RIC, has anyone else said that?
  14. Chris J

    Chris J Inactive

    I'd have to say a P bass palyed with a pick. Every punk CD I've heard has this setup (give or take a few guys) and it always sounds VERY similar.
  15. i'm surprised no one has said alembic yet, i mean i know that they're extremely versitile but no matter what they're gonna sound like an alembic.
  16. Warwick has very distinct tone..
  17. My vote goes to Rickenbacker...
    I LOVE RIC basses.
  18. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    1. Warwicks (especially Thumbs)
    2. Stingrays
    3. Rics

    And of course, mine.:D
  19. alembics (thanks Voodoo!)
  20. alembic, you were close