#1
As the title reads Im having a GAS attack after seeing that BOTM Pbass...now I do play the heavier types of metal but ive seen bassists use Pbasses for death metal and such (Dillinger Escape Plans bassist to name one of the top of my head) but Ive always wondered whether a Pbass is just too simplistic in the way of tone changing during a performance to warrant me having a decent look at one. I know your amplification is a decent chunk of your overall tone, but should I look at a Pbass or something along the lines of an Ibanez, Warwick, Schecter or possibly a Deluxe Pbass special with both P & J pups?

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#2
My MIA P bass gets tons of different tones.
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#4
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Haha, Liam from Dillinger plays a First Act Telecaster bass.


Really? Hurray for being mislead by one of my friends

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#5
DEP are also very not death metal Mathcore, I'd say. Very, VERY different.

If you like the tone of a PBass and think you can get it working within the situation you want to it to, go try it out. But try out as much as you can get your hands on. That's all I can say.
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Quote by Deliriumbassist
DEP are also very not death metal Mathcore, I'd say. Very, VERY different.


you know after a while, they're just all loud music that scares old people.

P bass can work in metal. death metal probably. but it isn't quite right unless you use a black knife as a plectrum.
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#7
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As the title reads Im having a GAS attack after seeing that BOTM Pbass...now I do play the heavier types of metal but ive seen bassists use Pbasses for death metal and such (Dillinger Escape Plans bassist to name one of the top of my head) but Ive always wondered whether a Pbass is just too simplistic in the way of tone changing during a performance to warrant me having a decent look at one. I know your amplification is a decent chunk of your overall tone, but should I look at a Pbass or something along the lines of an Ibanez, Warwick, Schecter or possibly a Deluxe Pbass special with both P & J pups?


IMO-

Ibanez basses under about $800 all sound soulless. I've always found Warwicks to be very uncomfortable. I own a Schecter Elite 4 string and have been playing that since '03, but I got a $100 used BC Rich warlock bass yesterday and it pwns the Schecter. Schecter's also don't have very good tone... kind of a similar stigma as Ibanez basses. I used to be so against Fender basses, but after trying many out, I've found that they are the most versatile and comfortable, even if they are your "standard issue" bass. You're pretty spot on with the P+J idea, but I could bet you you answer lies in...

G&L Basses. Very, very similar to Fenders. In fact, the "L" in G&L stands for Leo... as in Leo Fender. G&L was a company he set up with a friend to continue making basses in his vision after the CBS buyout. They have a very nice feel and lots of tonal capabilities.

You may also want to consider Music Man... not my favorite, but a respectable bass nonetheless.
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Quote by guitgrinder
IMO-

Ibanez basses under about $800 all sound soulless. I've always found Warwicks to be very uncomfortable. I own a Schecter Elite 4 string and have been playing that since '03, but I got a $100 used BC Rich warlock bass yesterday and it pwns the Schecter. Schecter's also don't have very good tone... kind of a similar stigma as Ibanez basses. I used to be so against Fender basses, but after trying many out, I've found that they are the most versatile and comfortable, even if they are your "standard issue" bass. You're pretty spot on with the P+J idea, but I could bet you you answer lies in...

G&L Basses. Very, very similar to Fenders. In fact, the "L" in G&L stands for Leo... as in Leo Fender. G&L was a company he set up with a friend to continue making basses in his vision after the CBS buyout. They have a very nice feel and lots of tonal capabilities.

You may also want to consider Music Man... not my favorite, but a respectable bass nonetheless.

don't hate the Ibanez. It beats you down and eats your shriveled soul. the Warwick will just punch you in the face. It knows it's badass, and doesn't have to prove it.

G&L however, is very great.
Quote by FatalGear41
I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#9
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don't hate the Ibanez. It beats you down and eats your shriveled soul. the Warwick will just punch you in the face. It knows it's badass, and doesn't have to prove it.

G&L however, is very great.


I don't hate Ibanez basses, they just have a very "synthetic" tone to me (if that makes any sense...)

Warwicks are great guitars, but they're just uncomfortable to me.... they feel stiff.
#10
I just got a warwick corvette double buck and I understand why people say they are uncomfortable but it fits my body pretty well, especially standing up. The tone is amazing and extremely versatile. Great for metal, jazz and everything in between.
#11
Quote by guitgrinder
I don't hate Ibanez basses, they just have a very "synthetic" tone to me (if that makes any sense...)

Warwicks are great guitars, but they're just uncomfortable to me.... they feel stiff.

I get it. I think I know.

but you obviously haven't played the SR650 poplar burl. best limited edition ever. not synthetic at all.

I think I know what you mean, I find after playing any thin neck bass most Warwicks feel a little square and boxy. not bad, just... unusual.
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I wouldn't call what we have here on the Bass Forum a mentality. It's more like the sharing part of an AA meeting.

Quote by Jason Jillard
HUMANITY WHATS WRONG WITH YOU.


Warwick Fortress>>Acoustic AB50

http://www.myspace.com/rustingbloom
#12
Glad to see my bass is having an effect .

It is not the most versatile bass ever, far from it, but the tones you can get out of it fit just about anywhere. Just look at the list of styles I've used it for, I've never felt that this bass sounded out of place in any of them.

It's not a Jazz bass with hundreds of possible sounds, but it is a bass with some very very usable tonal options.
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