#1
I might be joining a metalcore band soon and I'm wondering what would be the best bass and amp. I have a Washburn T24 and an Acoustic B200. As for a bass I was thinking a Warwick Rockbass Corvette for that heavy thump. As for an amp I was thinking a Ampeg head with a Carvin 2x10 cab.
#2
inb4 "use what you want, noone will hear you"

Honestly, I wouldnt suggest get an entirely new specialised rig, for a band you might join. However, if you're completely serious, you're suggestion doesnt seem too bad, but you can use whatever you want, IMO. I saw Bring Me The Horizon and Architects live a few years ago, and both their bassists used Fender Precision basses
#3
TS, I don't see why your current rig wouldn't work, but if you want to upgrade and want suggestions, you'll have to tell us your budget, or at least a ballpark figure of what you're willing to spend. Also, is this band gigging? And if you're looking to upgrade your bass, how many strings and do you have any other preferences?
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#4
For metalcore you want something punchy and LOUD. Get as many speakers as you can afford. What's your budget and where are you?
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#5
Well lets see I'd like to spend at least $700 maybe less I want to save as much money as I can. Iv seen some used Rockbasses for $350 online so the rest would be for the amp. I just want to get an idea. Also I drive a 2 door Chevy Cobalt so a big cab wouldn't fit in my car.
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#6
you definately need at least a 5 point eq system i find, fort the metal, specially with two guitarists you need to cut through with out over powering so that you can be heard, for this ( and my specific set up) i use lots of high mids and low mids, bit of highs and lows, and have the mids flat. that makes it real sharp and aggressive, a touch of distortion or over drive is always good for aggressiveness too

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#7
Carvin B2000 and a Carvin 4x10 cabinet; or better yet, a 4x10 and a 1x15.
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#8
A T24 is perfectly fine as far as basses go so I'd suggest spending the whole $700 on the amp, as that'll make the biggest difference. Take a look at some Carvin stuff.
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#10
Still fairly punchy with the two single coils IMO though (if it's the bass I'm thinking of).
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Also would a Mustang work for Metalcore ?

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#14
Any bass. I'd go with a Jazz though, just cuz it's really versatile.
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#15
I'd stick with the bass you have, it's a perfectly good, versatile bass
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#16
Yeah, stick with the Washburn. Seeing as Mustangs are short scale they wouldn't do too well with the detuning.
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I might be joining a metalcore band soon and I'm wondering what would be the best bass and amp. I have a Washburn T24 and an Acoustic B200. As for a bass I was thinking a Warwick Rockbass Corvette for that heavy thump. As for an amp I was thinking a Ampeg head with a Carvin 2x10 cab.

if you have a taurus 4 string you won't need another bass, Put the money into getting an amp with alot of thump to it. cause if not you won't be heard..Trust me :I
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