#1
I'm looking to get a bass and amp that are good at playing stuff like Isis, Tool and just metal in general. I was wondering what you guys think sounds best for this style of music.
#2
Well, Isis and Tool aren't exactly "just metal" but I see what you mean. Ibanez, Schecter and Spector are good for newer bands like Isis and Tool, but the bassist from Opeth uses a P and a J, it just depends

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#3
But regardless of what THEY use, you can use whatever you like. My Warwick can be used for pretty much any style, including all sorts or rock, metal, prog, jazz, and reggae, and i play Tool obsessively. It sounds amazing. Just try out a bunch of different basses at a local music store or GC and see which you perfer. I considered buying a j bass to be more like Martin Mendez from Opeth or Geddy Lee of Rush or buy a MM stingray like a lot of other musicians have but then after trying out every bass i could find I fell in love with Warwicks.

Same deal with amps. Some very popular amps I can't stand the tone of, and vice versa. Everyone has their own ear, and considering its gunna be your equipment, you should judge it off of your's

Secondly, how much are you willing to spend? If you are debating between a couple brands we may be able to tell you our own experience and also their overall quality. Happy shopping
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#5
Wal. Do it.
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Wal. Do it.

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#7
Get some Humbuckers or Some good growly single coils, must be passive. A lower set eq bass,treble, mids. Thats what i would look for in a bass that your after.
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Get some Humbuckers or Some good growly single coils, must be passive. A lower set eq bass,treble, mids. Thats what i would look for in a bass that your after.


Everything in this is right apart from passive.

TS, you need an active preamp in your bass. You really do.

Apart from that, it's up to you. I'd look for some humbuckers (two if possible), mahogany and maple for the body and maple for the neck.

I'd say a Warwick would be good, or a Sterling by EB. Yamaha's would be good also.
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#10
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But regardless of what THEY use, you can use whatever you like.

+1

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#11
to help on the whole active/passive preamp, again its all up to the ear. I perfer the sound of the active preamp with a passive pickups for rock/metal and I do agree that you probably will need the active preamp, but that doesnt mean you will be happy with the combination too. I suggest you not only play a bunch of different basses, but also take note of whether they are active or passive preamps. Again its what sound YOU like. Not really sure this brings you any closer to buying a bass, but I really feel its good advice.
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