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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kelu, Oct 3, 2003.
Give me your advice on what bass should I use for playing Reggae/Dub..
Any bass with a neck pickup will do.
Many different types of basses will do. A Precision would work well. Family Man (Bob Marley) used a Jazz bass. My bass teacher uses a Ken Smith in a reggae band and it works well for him. A reggae-ish tone comes from using more neck pickup and little treble for a boomier/woofier sound.
i've got a stock mim squier jazz with flats on it that are a little more than 2 years old, and its a dub machine if you pluck buy the neck, boost the bass and cut the mids and treble.
I play dub/reggae with a passive Modulus VJ4 with the tone control rolled all the way off and the neck pickup soloed.
I think a P bass would be good for that. or if you get into some of the higher end stuff some of the bartolini soap bars combined with the right preamp can give you great thumpy tones and whole lot more.
something passive with a neck pickup, to get a boomier sound use your thumb for picking the strings.
A lot of basses will do the trick if you have a neck pickup and the tone rolled down. Heck if you have active electronics with a bass boost, that will work well too. Dub/Reggae is all about the lows.
P Bass with the tone rolled down, with flatwound strings, and a nice steady attack is probably the no-nonsense sure-fire dub sound.
I will continue to play with my Sterling and its loooooooooow boost and mid / treble cut.
This would be good...
Or even this...
Oddly enough, I've had good luck using a Rick 4001 with Ernie Ball Flats.
And Jah Wobble uses an Ovation solidbody, it doesn't get much deeper than Jah's tone.
i sabar if u can find one, worked for sublime's bassist.
Ovation Magnum hands down...
This is true
Second that except I think any bass will do just fine. There's no specific bass for a particular genre of music.
I recorded this band "The Yardies" and Mike their bass player uses a Steinberger 4 string bass, great reggae/dub tone.
You can listen to the tones from the CD- Lost Tribe of America
MP3 and Cd let me know what you think!
I've just listened to Lost Tribe of America, very nice tone indeed. The song isn't bad either.
These guys kick butt in the SF bay area.
Thank you for liking the tone. I think it sounds great too!
yeah, Das from Asian Dub Foundation uses a Hohner B2A. I've got one and compared to my P basses it sounds lacking in lows.
I suppose with EQ'ing and/or a deep sounding amp you could use any bass.