#2
you can slap on any bass

some basses will give a better sound than others

i suggest you try it out, see if you like it
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#3
"It's an affordable instrument with killer vibe for true funk disciples. Order yours now!" - From the site you linked. That should answer your question.
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#5
I have that bass and its great for slappin', but pretty much every bass should be somewhat good, also depends on your playing skill.
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#6
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But, it's a jazz bass. It is good for funk!
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But, it's a jazz bass. It is good for funk!


yeah, I tried the Geddy Lee Squier and it sounded good for slap
its good if you're not used to a more expensive sounding slap, because I was perfectly happy with my RBX 270, but when I got my Fender Jazz it sounded unbelievable in comparison.
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#8
It's a Jazz

ok a squire, but still, a Jazz, therefore it has IMO the definitive slap tone

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#10
It's a nice bass for slap, it sounds great when you dial in the right tone.
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#11
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well should i get that or the Squire standard jazz bass


If you're choosing between those two, the Vintage Modified Jazz is definitely better value.
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#12
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Don't believe Guitar Centre blurbs. Ever.


Seriously. "Best Selling Epiphone Thunderbird".
#13
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Seriously. "Best Selling Epiphone Thunderbird".


I thought that was just the sad truth.
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#14
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you can slap on any bass

some basses will give a better sound than others

i suggest you try it out, see if you like it



There is no better. Just different tones.
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#16
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^^^ yea but some are better for funk right?



Depends if you want to rip off everyone else's typical funk tone or do something different and break the mold a little bit.
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#17
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Seriously. "Best Selling Epiphone Thunderbird".

I GUARANTEE the T-Bird is the best selling bass Epiphone's ever seen. But that's like talking about the tallest member of Fall Out Boy.

But seriously, the bass has a maple body, which is a bright wood, and 70's pickup positioning (the bridge pickup is closer to the bridge, giving a brighter tone with both pickups on, ie. the quintessential slap tone), so I can't imagine anything better than that exact bass in that price range.

Also, what is it with fuzzak soloist players insisting on slapping with the bridge pickup soloed? It sounds like strings hitting against drywall.
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#18
Slapping sounds good on my VM P bass so im sure it would sound even better with the jazz. Ive been meaning to try one out. It seems like everyone who owns the VM Jazz loves it. You could probably search youtube and find a video of somebody playing it to get an idea of how it would sound.


Oh and like my sig says its Squier not Squire
#19
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Oh and like my sig says its Squier not Squire

AND it's Squier, not Fender Squier. If you want a Fender, you have to pay for it. You can't have the name on a several-hundred-dollars-less Indonesian instrument. It's a Squier.

Nobody on this thread did this, but it's so friggin annoying when people do that in general. There's no such thing as a Lincoln Taurus.
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#20
i had one more question. i know this is a more funky sounding guitar but would i be able to play deeper stuff on it like nirvana?
#21
That's what the neck pickup's for
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