#1
Would it work? All I have is my Geddy Lee Jazz with .40 guage strings with a .105 E,and my Jazz Bass 24 with .35 to .95 guage strings on it. Will it work? Or do I need to get another bass period. Keep in mind my small stature and inexperience with metal music.
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#2
I assume is would work i wouldnt see wy not.But i got a schetcter elite 4 and it gets some good metallica tone with it but thats wy diff from a jazz bass.But crank the mids and lower the treb and turn up the distortion.
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#3
Why wouldn't they work? There have been plenty of Jazz's in the metal world. Sure, you might need to thicken your strings if you plan on downtuning, but if you aren't, it's all in the EQ.
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#5
Okay. Thanks. There's also a possibility I may have to play guitar though if this one guy isn't playing bass.

I also realized I don't have a guitar amp loud enough to even play guitar... better get to work!

Thanks for the help. And my dog just sat on my bass...
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it will work definitly, i would recommend .45-105 strings though...

You're right.

I hate to hijack the thread but I have some Rotosound HEAVY swing bass 66's, .50-105 I think and whenever I downtune to CGCF and play for a while, my strings will keep going out of tune. More specifically, they go to a higher note, C will go to C#and G will go to G# or A, etc.

I love playing mudvayne and I would like to know how to combat the problem. Cheers.
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You're right.

I hate to hijack the thread but I have some Rotosound HEAVY swing bass 66's, .50-105 I think and whenever I downtune to CGCF and play for a while, my strings will keep going out of tune. More specifically, they go to a higher note, C will go to C#and G will go to G# or A, etc.

I love playing mudvayne and I would like to know how to combat the problem. Cheers.


have you tried DR hi-beams strings?
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have you tried DR hi-beams strings?

no I've not but I'd rather not pay for new strings when these are OK apart from the detuning.
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#12
those strings are amazing....... when you put them on you'll feel like you have a brand new million dollar bass for a couple of days............ and theyre great for detuning...
#13
^ I always find that with any string that you have to leave it for a week or so for them to break in and sound their best. New strings feel horrible to me too.

To Bullet, you could try tightening the screw on the back of your tuning peg. That will stop it unwinding under the extra tension of the heavy strings. But, you might have to loosen them a bit to tune them.

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#14
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The Fall of Troy also aren't metal.

Anyways, Jazz basses can be used. Many have and many more will.
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Jason Newstead
Martin Mendez

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I thought that Newstead used Sadowskys

And to the threadstarter I suggest that you crank the low mids and the bass, and seriously, as tempting as it may seem, do not use distortion you will only be drowned out. If it's a riff where the bass is also or with drums, feel free. But with guitars I advice not to.
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I thought that Newstead used Sadowskys

And to the threadstarter I suggest that you crank the low mids and the bass, and seriously, as tempting as it may seem, do not use distortion you will only be drowned out. If it's a riff where the bass is also or with drums, feel free. But with guitars I advice not to.



He does, but they're more or less jazz basses anyways, atleast from what I've read and seen.
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