#1
So what do you guys think?

I'm thinking one of the fender basses, primarily jazz for slap funk and prec. for phingerphunk. How would the Aerodyne fit in there

shadier side: this is a veiled attempt to get you guys to help me pick out a funk bass.
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#2
ive got a fender areodyne j-bass and i like it pretty well (i dont play funk all that much) but when i fiddle around with the tone and j bass pickup and can get some pretty awsome slap tones,
#3
Is this a serious question? Funk was BORN with Bootsy Collins playing a jazz bass in James Borwn. There is nothing so funky as a jazz bass with a rip roaring neck pickup, played over the bridge pickup.
#4


My California soul brother, Mr. Rocco Prestia and I do play funk on a Precision Bass. And yes, he's predominately fingerstyle, but the sound of slap on a Precision can work as well.

But Bales is right, this is a space where the Jazz Bass tends to rule. But my advice is don't limit your options.
#5
fender jazz bass

that is all
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My California soul brother, Mr. Rocco Prestia and I do play funk on a Precision Bass. And yes, he's predominately fingerstyle, but the sound of slap on a Precision can work as well.

But Bales is right, this is a space where the Jazz Bass tends to rule. But my advice is don't limit your options.


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#8
If you have the budget for a high-end Fender Jazz Bass, you should think about a Musicman Stingray. In my opinion they are better for funk than a Jazz Bass, but it depends what kind of tone you are looking for
#9
I'm with Anarkee on this, Precision bass all the way.
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#10
I think both precision and jazz could easily pull it off, but personally I'd get the precision. People say the jazz is versatile, and I can't argue with that, but I think the precision is too. Good for slap, funk, metal, rock, etc.
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#11
I think funk is such a diverse genre you can pretty much use any bass for it.

Warwick (Streamer Stage I especially), Fender, Spector, Schecter.

My personal favourite would be a Warwick Streamer Stage I.
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Warwick (Streamer Stage I especially), Fender, Spector, Schecter.


Thank you for bringing this past the realm of Fender. Yes, their basses can be nice, but they are not the end-all of bass guitars.
#14
I really think the Jazz bass is the better option when it comes to funk bass lines. The precision doesnt really have enough jive on the treble side of the sound. This results in a very groggy and dirty sound. On an active jazz however, you get an edgy "electric" sound from the bridge pickup.

In my opinion, if you dont plan on slapping A LOT, I would say the Jazz is the best of both worlds. Plus the slim neck makes it a lot easier to play on than the p-bass.
#15
Guys! the bass dont play it self do it? nor do they have nametags saying "funkmusic" "rockmusic" etc?

Its the player who decides if its a good funk bass
#16
I like the slap and pop tone i get from my precision, but then again i built mine for just that. I am lookin into buying a jazz so i can have a more versitile setup. So i say you're good either way, play both at ur local guitar shop and see which one you like better. and I agree with untitled039, if you got the cash and like the feel and tone of it, get a Stingray. They are one of the most beautiful and best sounding basses in my opinion.
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I think funk is such a diverse genre you can pretty much use any bass for it.
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"Funk" is so wide open that you can fit anything in there if you try hard enough. That's what she said.

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#19
any fender a stingray with good eq will work too
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