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Why some bassists who play metal do not play a Fender?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lucho.Metal, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. Lucho.Metal

    Lucho.Metal Banned

    Apr 16, 2010
    Why some bassists who play metal do not play a Fender?
  2. Because they don't want to?
  3. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    How is babby formed?
  4. why should they play a fender?

  5. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Banned

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    I play metal, and I have never gone near a Fender. They are not my favorite by a longshot. My Spector NS4CR with the P-J pickup config will out-power a Fender bass anyday. If I was forced to play a Fender, I would EMG it up, taking the Fender attributes away from the get-go.
    The only positive I can see about a Fender bass for metal is the fast neck action. Again, I'll still put my Spector up there, and it's a neck-through.
    Why am I replying to this? This thread is stupid...
  6. Because there are T-birds, Ric's, BC Rich's, ESP's, Deans, Spectors, Tobias', Scheckters, and about a hundred other brands that individual players prefer, and are just as suitable for metal....?....
  7. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    Because a Fender, in my opinion, sounds like proper s*** in the mix. I prefer the cut I get from soapbar pickups. I hate jazz and precision pickups. I can't play comfortably with them, nor do I like the sound. I get the great sound from soapbar pickups and the comfort and looks of them. I like to get CUT from my bass. Sadly, Fender's can't do this like Laklands and Spectors. A Fender is not comfortable to me in the weight/balance factor either.

    I love the weight/balance of spectors and Laklands. Even though the necks are so radically different, I love them both. I dislike a Fender neck. I dislike the weird feel of the action on the Fender. I love the unique feel of action on laklands.. Much more spectors. I like the have more onboard options, and I've tried a Jazz with an Aguilar OBP-3, which I use in my Lakland now. They just don't go together.

    Finally, I'll close it off with a REALLY good bassist playing in my favorite metal band.

  8. Fenders always lacked the "balls" and clarity that I like in my sound.
  9. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    Did you say clarity? Yeah, Spectors give balls, clarity, and cut.

    You get a GREAT example starting at 0:20
  10. christw

    christw Get low!

    May 11, 2008
    Dayton OH
    I want to be Tesla (tinkerer at Dayton Amp Co)
    I play a Fender Precision and Carvin B4. I'll use my Schecter CV-5 occasionally. I wouldn't mind a Rickenbacker either.

    One of the most appropriate sounding basses I used was a Schecter Stiletto Custom 4. It worked beautifully for my metal / hard rock uses and drop tunings. It just sounded like utter crap out of the mix. ;)
  11. Time Consumer

    Time Consumer

    Jan 27, 2008
    Joliet Ill.
    Ooh! I hope I love my lakand as much as you do, im gettin one friday, ironically, my current bass is a spector, nice.

    On topic, yeah, fenders are boring, I know looks aren't the first thing to look at when it comes to an instrument, but fenders are just too standard for me. If I can get the sound I want out of something with a nice look, thats what I'll get.
  12. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    I love it.

    Funny, Mine's a lakland 55-01. I'm saving up for a USA Spector 5er. This will take years! lol.
  13. Time Consumer

    Time Consumer

    Jan 27, 2008
    Joliet Ill.
    Yep, thats the one im gettin, lol, I hope I like it out of the gate cuz I dont yet have the capitol to upgrade all the electronics yet, I liked what I was hearing when I tried one out so it should be ok stock.
  14. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    Well mine is upgraded with an Aguilar OBP-3.
    I once had a Fender. I just loved the lakies and spectors much more.
  15. What's Fender >.>
  16. Time Consumer

    Time Consumer

    Jan 27, 2008
    Joliet Ill.
    Nice, I was looking at preamps just in case, so the aguilar has controls for 5 pots like the bart preamps? (sorry for threadjacking, but this is a dumb thread anyway)
  17. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    Lol. PMing you. I pretty much murdered the thread anyhow.
  18. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    The very first bass ever made.
  19. TortillaChip520


    Jun 3, 2008
    They need to do way instain mother.
  20. I really don't know why. Fenders are obviously the best bass for metal.

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