Looking for Bass, Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by mcmarlin, Feb 15, 2008.


  1. mcmarlin

    mcmarlin Member

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    Giday all,
    Ive been playing guitar for a while now and always think up bass lines instead. So I would like to get myself one but Im not sure what to go for. I really like the bass tone of Tools Justin Chancellor, but lets face it, I cant afford his rig. But that style of bass would be ideal.

    Any recommendations? Ill have to get an amp as well.

    Cheers
     
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    First thing I'd want to figure out is what neck size you want. I prefer a 1.5" nut width- for me- that's the primary concern- making sure you're comfortable playing it.

    I've never tried to get the Justin Chancellor tone- but just being vaguely familiar with it- look for a 2 pickup bass- sort of like a Jazz bass. If'n it were me, and I were cost conscious- I'd look at one of the G&L Tribute L-2000 basses. Those Fender Aerodynes look pretty cool too.

    Ampwise- I think you'd be looking for a fairly high powered SS amp. If you're going to be gigging it- I'd want to be rockin' at least 300w per cab. Cab wise- I like 15s- but a mix of 10s and 15s would be cool.
     
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    Fender J bass has a neck profile that I dig.
     
  5. GuitarsFromMars

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    Yamaha RBX 170,if looking for cheap and effective.
     
  6. mcmarlin

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    thanks guys!
    i just bought a huber dolphin so i dont have a lot of extra cash, so cost is an issue.
    as for nut width, im honestly not sure.
     
  7. mcmarlin

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    justin uses wal basses with two pickups and active filter system
     
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    i should have mentioned that im a huge fan of wal and ritter basses

    not really a huge fan of the fender jazz style basses
     
  9. aaland_brian

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    G&L ASAT would be good for a Wal replacement on a budget, Maybe a modulus quantum for a ritter style bass. If you want a wal or Ritter I would just take the money you have and use as a downpayment on a custom order which will give you plenty of time to save up the rest till it's finished. Those Ritters are really a work of art, almost to pretty to play.
     
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    revolution galleries in oakville, on, had a ritter exhibit on. unbelievable instruments. had the worlds-most-expensive bass there, worth over $120k. i dont think youd play that one much hah.
     
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    I don't know a lot about bass gear and have only been noodling around a short time but from all the comments I've received I'd say My Spector Neck thru NP4 is a fine instrument.

    Spector has a line of resonably priced imports with full features as well.
    I know manty professionals use Spector Basses to record and perform.


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