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Why Are My Tastes Soo Backwards???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    lately, i've been starting to really dig swamp ash / maple necked pbasses, and alder / rosewood jazzes!

    i guess i'm just weird... :meh:
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    hey, that sounds alright to me!
     
  3. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    After experimenting with the cutting edge of woods, electronics, and construction methods, I went back to square one myself. I still love the unique approaches and new ideas, but I like the basics when I'm on the stand and someone counts to four.

    Count me as one kindred soul:)
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Bottom line is it's still a plank of wood.

    Simple is good.
     
  5. Malcom

    Malcom

    Oct 21, 2002
    The Midwest
    I'm pretty damn conservative myself. Mostly becasue I don't like active electronics (although two band Stingrays seem kinda sexy), maybe I'm nieve, but I figure my amp has plenty of eq on it.
     
  6. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    My Fender Roscoe Beck 5 (basically a Jazz bass plus) has an alder body, and my Lull P5 (P-bass clone) has an ash body. So, maybe I'm weird too... I can live with that. :cool:
     
  7. bollefen

    bollefen

    Mar 13, 2003
    CT
    recently back to the bass and after trying for some sort of i think "hi fi" i'm back to fender jazz fretless 4 string with thomastik flats, same on my warwick 5 and i'll probably try to move that ang get a jazz 5.

    i'm "home again"

    so many people like 'em cause they just sound good.

    tube front end amp, 12" or 15" speakers (10 if you need the slap) for me aggie and mesa

    you found the sound, enjoy!

    i'm in and out of the city, i'll give a holler next time through and say hi

    kindly

    bill
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Dude, I went through just about every highend bass out there. Warwick, Lull, Modulus, Acacia, Eshenbaugh, Zon, Roscoe, Stingray 5, Lakland, Warrior, etc. My main bass? A '75 reissue Jazz bass!
     
  9. These wood combinations have lasted for a reason - they sound good and do it for a lot of people. It just happens that they do it for you too.

    My No. 1 is an alder/rosewood RB5 and my No. 2 is an ash/maple Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. I guess I can join the club. :)
     
  10. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I think I'm weird because I go thru basses more often then most people change their underwear. :eek:

    P.S. I tend to like Ash bodied Jazzes. Fretboard really doesn't mater.
     
  11. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I love my alder/rosewood jazz, my main bass for many years. It sounds better than the Cirrus that let it retire from workhorse duty.
     
  12. jivetkr

    jivetkr

    May 15, 2002
    NJ
    I went through so many high end basses just to find myself back to a fender jazz & I could not be happier.

    It was a good learning experience, but when I think of what I could have done with that money....Doh!
     
  13. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    I dunno. For me it's all about Jazz 5's with Maple fretboards with blocks and binding and Ash bodies. Makes me weak in the knees. Outta control.
     
  14. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    An alder/rosewood Jazz is a thing of beauty.
     
  15. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    I looove the way my Ash/maple Lakland 55-01 looks. It's all a matter of taste.
     
  16. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    Well. My Elrick has a swamp ash body maple neck and bubingo fretboard... and I think it looks and sounds great