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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GassieBall, Jan 28, 2009.
A = Lakland
B = Squier
C = Bongo
D = Sterling
E = G&L
Ok, I just realized the answer was posted. Oops.
3 out of 5 isn't bad!
Although, I'll admit that the only one I was absolutely certain about was the Sterling.
i didn't vote. i listened to all of the clips yeasterday.
I was listening through KRK studio monitors and what struck me about the whole thing was the following. and this is completely my opinion but...
At the beginning of the tracks, you could easily hear a difference between the different basses, but IMO, once the drums came in it was pretty much moot as the drums covered up a lot of the "uniqueness" of each bass making them all sound much more alike.
If the clips had all been done with the drums all the way through, it would have been much more difficult to tell them apart.
Again my opinion. But I love these kind of comparisons and hope to do one of my own someday.
Don't know whether its just me. But I realised that soon after I posted my pick, I saw that the title of the thread actually list the basses in the correct sequence!
Was that intentional?
Gah! Got the Squier and the Bongo mixed up. I have to admit, the lack of output on E is what made me say the Squier.
I ALMOST said A was G&L and C was Lakland, but I had to go with my gut. Glad I did
The Sterling was the easiest for me, sounded dead-on for EBMM stingray-ish tone.
I got the Bongo easy - huge depth to it.. The rest were really similar though.
what model of Lakeland was it?
Nice! Got to the thread late but for sure that MM tone is easy to spot.. everytime I hear it, I cringe.
"A" sounds great!
Hmmm. Strange... I hear a substantial difference between these two. The Lakland sounds fuller and fatter, just like in real life. This is one of the reasons why it's worth 1000$ more to me than the souped up squiers. The squier is good, but you hear a big difference. The G&L sounds closer to the lakland to me. Also a high quality jazz.
Hmm, so after this is all said and done, you think the Antiquity IIs will sound more like the Lakland and not like the SJB-2? I might of got this wrong I just really confused myself
Honestly, so much goes into making a bass cost $x amount, more-so than the perceived difference in tone. One has to also factor in how the bass will sound when playing with a band.
Couldn't agree with you more.
Even in the clips, it's when the drum kicks in you notice the tone of the lakie and the g&l stands out in contrast to the squier.
Very interesting indeed. Thank you for taking the time to set this up GassieBall.
I am a Bongo player and love Sterling HS's, I dislike Laklands and G&L's, but truthfully I liked the sound of all of those basses.
Nice job and great thread!
I just found this thread but right now I'm in my (umpteenth) quest for sound so it's a great help.
Actually I'd love to hear several more basses: USA MTD's, Sadovsy's etc.!!!
I also did something like this with my modified Spector EURO 5(Aguilar electronics and Seymour Duncan pickups), you can hear the results in my last post of the thread.
I learned two things:
1) I want to upgrade my VM Squiers Pups.
2) I am now gassing for a Lackland.
You should check out the sound clips on the Lakland site. I did and wept for days.
Its a Darryl Jones 4-string.
It's Apple's Garage band with a canned loop.
Nice. I dug the tone of that one, as did many on this thread.
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