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which bass??????

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blakec3686, May 9, 2002.


  1. blakec3686

    blakec3686

    Dec 14, 2000
    hey just a quick question for a metal band would you use a fender p bass or a jazz ?



    Blake
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Whichever you like better. Personally, I like Jazz Basses better.
     
  3. blakec3686

    blakec3686

    Dec 14, 2000
    but the thing is i like both of them alot so i wanted to know other peoples opinion for which basss for metal
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Metal you say?

    Well, Nino's right in that either work well. I however, am in the P bass camp. I find it's "Thunk" to be more suited to metal than a J's "Swoon" Make sense? Thought not. :)

    Ps are characterized by a lower, deeper thud, with a note that peaks higher, but dies quicker. A jass is a little more growly, and doesn't die like a P bass. In metal, though the sustain and the growl aren't appriciated as much as a thunk, which is approporiat, with all the 16th, 32nd, (Ect) notes that are flying around like loose shrapnel
     
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  7. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Either will work, but I myself prefer the jazz.
     
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  9. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Rickenbacker. IMVHO there's no better bass for hard-rock and metal.

    Of course, if you asked the same question for jazz or funk, my reply would be completely different. ;)

    All the best,