which bass??????

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

  1. blakec3686


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

  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


    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


    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


    Sep 4, 2000
    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,