#1
I was just wondering what your opinions are on signature basses. Would you go buy one and then play it on stage or with your band. Personally I don't think I would, however I would possibly buy the Nikki Sixx signature T-Bird just because it looks bad ass.
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#2
I wouldn't.

Exceptions being the Stu Hamm sig and the Cort Curbow (does that count?)
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I was just wondering what your opinions are on signature basses. Would you go buy one and then play it on stage or with your band. Personally I don't think I would, however I would possibly buy the Nikki Sixx signature T-Bird just because it looks bad ass.


hahahahahahahaha the nikki sixx is terrable. its just got an on switch lol

i think signature guitars are overrated, in general
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hahahahahahahaha the nikki sixx is terrable. its just got an on switch lol

i think signature guitars are overrated, in general

I know it's nothing special of a bass lol. Like I said i just love the way it looks. Now if it sounded like a Musicman, Didn't have neck dive, and a 3-band active eq, then It would be my bass.
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hahahahahahahaha the nikki sixx is terrable. its just got an on switch lol

i think signature guitars are overrated, in general


What about the Steve Vai JEM? Or any of the signature Ibanez line? They play amazingly.

I know it's not a bass, but still.
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hahahahahahahaha the nikki sixx is terrable. its just got an on switch lol

i think signature guitars are overrated, in general

The Gibson isn't. I know a fair few people who swear by their Geddy sigs. I've got nothing for or against them, if it sounds and plays good and I think it's worth the price (I buy most of my stuff used anyway) I'll go for it.
#7
I'm looking at getting a custom shop with 27+ frets, so I don't think I need to explain why the thunderbird will never be mine.
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more range, why else?
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#11
other than the Fender Steve Bailey signature Jazz (for it being the only Fender 6 string), I wouldn't buy one.
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just seems a bit OTT, would that be on a 4 string or be totally ERB and have like 8 strings or something?


would be on a 5 string that I currently thinking about tuning F#C#F#BE (see my thread from a few hours ago) so with 27 frets, I would still have all the high notes of standard tuning and the extra lows at the same time.
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#13
just seen that other thread, wouldn't you need almost subwoofers for that sort of lowness??

either way, sounds kinda cool, hope you have a long enough arm to reach the other end of the neck! haha

i can't actually think of any sig basses that take my fancy, the jp fender one was ok when i played it but then again its "just" a fretless jazz
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just seen that other thread, wouldn't you need almost subwoofers for that sort of lowness??

either way, sounds kinda cool, hope you have a long enough arm to reach the other end of the neck! haha

i can't actually think of any sig basses that take my fancy, the jp fender one was ok when i played it but then again its "just" a fretless jazz

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#15
don't nessaryily (major sp? haha) need a massive speaker cab to re-create depth...alot of hi-fi subwoofers are quite small in fact hence the thought of adding a subwoofer into the rig....sure i read somewhere jean baudin uses one in his set up
#16
It depends on the bass. I think the world of my Fender Geddy Lee signature bass, and the Fender Roscoe Beck looks like a winner (I just wish it wasn't so expensive. Still, I may one day break down and buy one).
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I was just wondering what your opinions are on signature basses. Would you go buy one and then play it on stage or with your band. Personally I don't think I would, however I would possibly buy the Nikki Sixx signature T-Bird just because it looks bad ass.



Also, given that your username is TrabenBassist22, you should know that two of Traben's best basses are the John Moyer and the Greg Weeks signature Chaos basses. The Greg Weeks bass looks particularly good. I wish the local shops would get one so I could try it out.
#19
Fender have got their sig basses right.

Urge II, Marcus Miller jazz, geddy lee jazz, roscoe beck bass, reggie hamilton, steve bailey jazz. They all offer something extra to the standard production line and that's how it should be. I completely disagree with basses like most of the ibanez sig bass line where they cut down on features and bump up the price
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Fender have got most of their sig basses right.


I could do with out the Mike Dirnt, Sting, Frank Bello, Marcus Hoppus.

The Steve Bailey, Marcus Miller, Stu Hamm Urge II, Tony Franklin Sigs are all cool.
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Fender have got their sig basses right.

Urge II, Marcus Miller jazz, geddy lee jazz, roscoe beck bass, reggie hamilton, steve bailey jazz. They all offer something extra to the standard production line and that's how it should be. I completely disagree with basses like most of the ibanez sig bass line where they cut down on features and bump up the price



Good call. Steve Bailey Jazz VI! How the hell did I forget that one?
#22
As already commented on, I really like the Geddy Lee sig fender and the Greg Weeks sig traben. That and the bootsy collins sig traben just screams look at me I have a giant penis.
#23
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you should know that two of Traben's best basses are the John Moyer and the Greg Weeks signature Chaos basses. .

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#24
if it got the sounds I wanted for the right price, it is just a signature.
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#25
I own a sig model, and I don't like it very much at all..
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#26
the only one i really like the look of is the stuart zender sig. not played any though..
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Fender have got their sig basses right.

Urge II, Marcus Miller jazz, geddy lee jazz, roscoe beck bass, reggie hamilton, steve bailey jazz. They all offer something extra to the standard production line and that's how it should be. I completely disagree with basses like most of the ibanez sig bass line where they cut down on features and bump up the price


The only thing I would add to this list is the Duck Dunn Sig by Lakland.
#29
I've got 3 signature instruments (well, the third is only a technicality) and I'll just say that it's still an instrument, and my Yamaha RBXJM2 plays perfectly for Prog Rock/Metal. It's like a stingray on fire.
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#30
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I was just wondering what your opinions are on signature basses. Would you go buy one and then play it on stage or with your band. Personally I don't think I would, however I would possibly buy the Nikki Sixx signature T-Bird just because it looks bad ass.


There are two types of signature basses: The kind that are selling a name alone OR ones that are basses designed by musicians for musicians (Mark Hoppus's bass is between the two.)

Fender, Lakland and Warwick do great signature basses, many agree that the MIA Fender sigs are some of the best non-boutique basses available, ones like the Marcus Miller V. However Epiphone and Ibanez do terrible sigs generally, most of them don't even have tone knobs OR they're just bad because the designer was a bit of an idiot. Sometimes they're just normal basses with different paint jobs, but you have to admit they look badass. E.g. .... the Pete Wentz bass...
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#31
I personally don't see the point in them. You can buy whatever bass they use (barring the Hoppus because of the body/neck thing it has going on if you're really anal) and just mod it.

My brother has one and it's got one fat neck on it, I really didn't think it was that nice to play considering it was 600GBP.

I can never own a signature model anyway, because I'm left handed. There's only the Brian May signature and the Tim Armstrong sigs that are left/right handed. If I wanted a copy of a signature, I'd have to go to a luthier and pay him to make it for me from scratch, and pay 10 times the price. No thanks, I'll stick with my 200GBP Squier P-bass for now.
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#33
only sigs i would get would be Mike Dirnts P-bass or Tom Araya's.Those 2 are my top 2 picks even tho really the Tom Araya is pretty close to the ESP F series im sure thats the one xD.
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#34
Signature Fenders are usually pretty nice, and they don't have stupid inlays or whatever like the Paul Grey ATK or other sig instruments. I don't really care who plays an instrument so long as it sounds and looks good. That said, I'd be all over a Scott Reeder ATK or a Nick Oliveri P.
#35
Most sigs seem to be trash, but i would really like to have one of Jason Newsted's signature Spectors, but I hear they are extremely rare and that he probably owns most of them.
#36
The only one I've played was the Geddy Lee signature Jazz (which I thought was great), bbut I've also heard great things about the Stu Hamm Urge II and the Marcus Miller Jazz.
#37
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Also, given that your username is TrabenBassist22, you should know that two of Traben's best basses are the John Moyer and the Greg Weeks signature Chaos basses. The Greg Weeks bass looks particularly good. I wish the local shops would get one so I could try it out.

I've gotten the chance to play a Havoc and it is a very nice bass. Now that I think of it I would probably get that if I had the money. I havent had a chance to play the Greg Weeks bass. I would like to play one but I'm more of a 5 string guy.
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