Your best sounding bass . . .

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pbass2, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. pbass2

    pbass2 Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Despite how it looks, how many strings it has, how cool or trendy it is, etc.

    Which one always just brings it home?

    Mine is my US Glaub(with Duncan PUs) or my Jerry Jones Longhorn.
    Wouldn't be caught dead at a serious session without either one . . .
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    My Sterling piezo, no wait, my '79 P, no wait, my CIJ 62RI jazz, no wait, my 4-94. Sorry, can't pick one over the other.
  3. Lon86


    Jan 21, 2008
    Venice, CA
    Hot rodded '72 P...

    I am lucky to own the best bass I have ever played.
  4. 69limeRev


    May 1, 2007
    Western Pa.
    My '69 lime green Rev. Lays it down simple and solid every time.
  5. pbass2

    pbass2 Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Well, that IS only four after all;) --just bring 'em all--that is a nice array of axes my friend . . .
  6. dogbass


    Aug 9, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    Peavey USA Millennium Plus, J+MM. No matter what style I'm trying to fake my way through, nor venue, nor rig. Definition of "go-to".
  7. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets

    Line6 Variax 705. After hearing it back-to-back in the studio with my Spector NS-5, Modulus Quantum 5, a (rented) '64 Fender Precision, and a (rented) '75 Jazz, I used the Variax for the entire album, promptly sold the Spector & Modulus, and bought a backup Variax.
  8. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

    My USA Peavey Cirrus 5. It was great before, but Renson Guitars did a full setup on it and it has become even more amazing. Second amazing is an old Peavey Foundation that I bought for parts and was able to resurrect. However, my P is the most useful.
  9. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    It really depends what mood I'm in. Some days My Streamer Stage II is Best.
    Sometimes my Status fits the bill. If I want a "Marcus" like tone, I go for the Sadowsky.
    They all sound different.
    For a Rockin P Sound, My Yamaha BB3000MA is best.

    Actually, it dependes on who plays them. I can make them sound all equally bad.
  10. Aenima


    Aug 24, 2007
    St. Louis
    strangely enough my best sounding bass is a bently p bass clone i picked up for 40 bucks.....
  11. My Valenti J5 is my best sounding bass. Very modern and punchy. The EMG 40 J's and the Aguilar OBP3 preamp really bring it to life.
  12. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX
    This one. It does anything and everything I need, and playing it feels just like coming home:


    Granted, it took some major electronics changes... Everything's different except maybe the switch, but that's beside the point. :D
  13. My 1994 Pedulla Thunderbass. Amazing tone with a great presence. It can do things that no other bass I've owned could do.
  14. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    My Valenti obviously or believe it or not my HIGHLY Modded SX Jazz
  15. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets
    Brett, got a pic of your SX? What all mods did you do to it?
  16. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    YAMAHA BB1200 4 string
    EMG P/J Pups
    3 way toggle Neck-P/Both/Bridge-J
    1-Volume Knob
    1-Tone Knob
    Both played wide open, all the time...
    Hipshot D-tuner
    Have Recorded Direct to Tape with no DI or Comp/Limiter at Cherokee Studios...
    Every engineer FOH or Recording ALWAYS makes a positive comment about it...
    Yep... Brings it home.
  17. EBMatt


    Nov 21, 2003
    Springfield, MA
    Reverend 5L. Never sounds bad. drummer.gif

  18. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    4-string Japanese Fender 1975 Jazz

    So much mojo.
  19. dustdbass6

    dustdbass6 Alembic User

    Apr 24, 2007
    Livermore, California

    Ken Smith CR5G. Fell in love with the tone all over again out of the GBE 1200 and Mesa Powerhouse 1000. MMMMhmmmmm.
  20. By far and away, my 08' MIA Fender Jazz V.;) Punchy, articulate, growling, monstrous all around tone, nothing like it.:D