#1
hi i wanna get a new bright sounding bass but i want it to be able to handle cutting through heavily distorted guitars as well as being a good slapper

any ideas?

thanks

EDIT: oh yeah possibly a 5 string?
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#2
For that kind of sound, I'd prolly say a Rickenbacker, but they're pretty high-end, please, give a budget.
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#3
hmmmm...budget...budget
well im not really sure yet
im kind of thinking ahead into the near(ish) future when i can afford a new bass
but i dont think ill be going as high end as a rick
can you suggest anything a bit cheaper?

thanks
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oh yeah im kind of thinking like the the stuff infectious grooves do

do you get what i mean?
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#6
dunno about the bass but ernie ball strings have the brightest and most present bass tone.. they rule
#7
nah i prefer rotosounds over ernie balls
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#8
Hm. Your description made me think of high output jazz pickups, but with the right tweaking, almost any kind of bass can be trebly-ish. Especially if you know how to work your EQ.
Still, budget would be nice, but for cheaper basses, check brands
Yamaha
Ibanez
Schecter.

They make great, cheap basses, especially if you look for five strings.
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#9
traban is perfect for the smooth lines but has the punch to stand out

price is around 500$ for a five string
#10
i think the schecter (how do you pronouce that?????) and the traban are in the lead so far.
the trabans look really good but it looks like most of them are made out of basswood?
eww
also, id there a bass that is like a step up in price from the schecter custom stiletto 5?
how much would it be?
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#11
Haha, what is you budget? :O
I'm not really sure, as their page seems to be down.
But sure, there is that sexy Schecter with the deep red / white paint. It's supposed to be really sexy.
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#12
ahhhhhhh i cant decide
are there any like mid price schecter
like inbetween the stiletto and really expensive ones?
and i dunno? 400 pounds?
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#13
what about a used Marcus Miller Jazz? I know the dude from Opeth uses it, and Marcus Miller has been known to play a little slap
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traban is perfect for the smooth lines but has the punch to stand out

price is around 500$ for a five string



Somebody over at talkbass posted a new thread about the new Traben basses. They look killer!
http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=399536



#15
wow they do look pretty good eh?
lol i dont mind that they god rid of the stupid bridges but i would've liked it if they kept all the fancy inlays
i like inlays
dots get on my nerves
thats why new fender basses do my head in
the block inlays from the past where soooo much better
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Ready to have your mind absolutely BLOWN???!!!:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-jazz-24/68109

It's a little over your budget I know, but for present, hi-fi, modern, but adaptable and versatile sound, nothing beats it. With humbuckers I think you'll find you have... a humbucker. You can't escape that tone. With single coils, the sound is so ambiguous that you can really shape it to anything.
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Ready to have your mind absolutely BLOWN???!!!:

http://www.guitarampkeyboard.com/en/fender-jazz-24/68109

It's a little over your budget I know, but for present, hi-fi, modern, but adaptable and versatile sound, nothing beats it. With humbuckers I think you'll find you have... a humbucker. You can't escape that tone. With single coils, the sound is so ambiguous that you can really shape it to anything.


Ah, I checked that bass out today aswell. It looks pretty sexy, but I was looking for more of an old-school jazz, I skipped it.
But yeah, I recommended the Rick at the beginning due to it's high out-put single coils.
Perhaps a jazz with a pup switch would to the trick.
Something like a Mexico Standard with active electronics or something. ^^
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#20
The problem with a Rick tone is that it's just that - a Rick tone. Plus, slapping on a Rick....


I think a Spector would probably be the TS' best bet
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The problem with a Rick tone is that it's just that - a Rick tone. Plus, slapping on a Rick....


Now, don't come complaining about slapping on ricks, it sounds just fine.
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#22
Oh man...
That second and third Traben is the cool.
...it was bright as the sun, but with ten times the heat
#23
Warwicks. Honestly, you need to try one to understand how good they are, although the neck may feel alien if you had something like a Jazz before.

Very good metal tone, and they also sound very good for slap, and can handle pretty much anything.
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Ah, I checked that bass out today as well. It looks pretty sexy, but I was looking for more of an old-school jazz, I skipped it.
But yeah, I recommended the Rick at the beginning due to it's high out-put single coils.
Perhaps a jazz with a pup switch would to the trick.
Something like a Mexico Standard with active electronics or something. ^^


Were you looking for a jazz that LOOKED old school or SOUNDED old school. If you want looks, then yeah old school this is not. You want sounds old school, yes it is. You can bypass the active electronics by pulling out the volume knob and you have yourself a higher quality made MIM jazz bass with an upgrade in pickups, bridge and tuners.

Why would anyone want a pickup switch though? They render double pickup basses nearly useless as far as versatility goes. As it is now I can get any percentage of blend between full neck and full bridge on my bass. I don't see a reason for a switch.

And again, this bass is basically a souped up MIM jazz with active electronics...