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Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Soldierovdoom, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. Soldierovdoom

    Soldierovdoom Member

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    Ok so I played rythmn guitar in a *horrors* grunge band for 5 years from 1993-1998 when I was a teenager, it included some Guns n Roses and being and Aussie of course we played a bit of AC/DC...

    since 1998 I kinda just strummed at home and have gottenbored of guitar... and wanna learn bass...

    so what brand would be good or even models... for the death metal sound as a newbie?

    Cheers :kickass:
     
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    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    esp ltd B-104
     
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    The Ozzman D-FENS

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    Anything Ibanez
     
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    Gibson Firebird?

    EDIT: Do not listen to me cause I have no idea about bass guitar but I heard they were good.
     
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    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    don't listen to people who havent played it themselves
     
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    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    My bassist and I went to a local shop to try out a lot of different basses. Our findings were that Peavey Grind basses are nice for the money. However, we ended up buying a Schecter Stieletto Custom-4. Great sound and feel.
     
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    Symbiant "Too Punish And Enslave"

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    Thats a great bass. My brothers bass player in his old band rocks one of those. Heavy ass shit right there!!!!
     
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    Symbiant "Too Punish And Enslave"

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    On another note my buddy has a warlock bass and i have played that and it's really decent. I have played an SG bass as well and that was crisp.

    Also the best thing to do is to find out what band tone you like the best and steal their shit lol. Nah find some bass tones in bands you like and find out whats going on with their gear. I did that with my set up. It's a mix of all sorts of bands that i dig. Also being comfortable with the gear is good. The head, cabinet and guitar i own alone sound really heavy. But it's the little things that advance your tone all around. Good luck. Do some internet pummeling and research some stuff.

    Cheers
     
  9. Eligos

    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Grind basses are sex. I'm about to mod mine, and it's gonna sound incredible with and onboard preamp. You wait and see.

    Try the Ibanez Soundgear 500, 505, or 506, depending on your string preference. Full Bartolini setup, Bubinga/Wenge neck, Wenge Fingerboard, Maple body, a tight B string on the 5- and 6-string versions... what more could you ask for? Professional-sounding basses for $500-$600.

    By the way...

    THERE'S ALREADY A THREAD FOR THIS!
     
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    Symbiant "Too Punish And Enslave"

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    Bass Ibanez SR-1005 EFM with Bartolini pickups; DR Strings (.045–.120)
    Rig Ampeg SVT-4PRO with Ampeg 8x10 cab (American tours), EBS Fafner amp with EBS-115 speaker cab (European tours)
    Effects Dunlop MXR M-80 Bass D.I., Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor



    Peter Iwers from In Flames's set up. Great tone man....
     
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    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    I disagree. It's not the best thing to do. Then you're just being a clone, not a musician.

    My guitarist's dad (we are still in high school) is buying her a half stack on the terms that she will pay him back in the future. She wants a Crate Blue Voodoo with a slant 4x12, based on personal experience. He says, and I quote, "You should just go all out and get Marshall. All the pros use it."

    My response was, "Pf, right. So you want her to be indebted to you for five years?" Just for shits and giggles, she went and tried every Marshall head she could find. The only one she liked costed $2149. The Blue Voodoo costed $579, and has a much better tone for black metal. Very cutting, with a good clean sound for our progressive tunes.

    The best thing to do is to find the tone and equipment that's right for you, by playing it, unless you're playing in a cover/tribute band. This is a process, because taste develops over time.

    60% of the reason why I have ever bought a bass was how it felt in my hands: how playable it was, how heavy or light it felt, how well it was balanced, etc. The rest was sound quality and the features that enable that quality. Advertisements are fully capable of lying. I learned this with Traben basses. Their ads make them sound like awesome shit. The first time I picked one up, I plugged it into an SVT-4 with an Ampeg 810...

    Boomy, with a surprisingly un-dynamic 3-band EQ. Couldn't accentuate any mids or treble whatsoever, which are my main frequencies. I tried every remedy I could find. Go figure.
     
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    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    Noooooo don't have her buy a Blue Voodoo, she'll regret it... those things sound like ass....

    Well I guess for the price that's good, but at least buy it used so you can get your money back when you upgrade.
     
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    a valveking is better than a blue voodoo and it's cheaper
     
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    Well went out to a shop and had a play and I like the Dean Metalman 2AML ... the amp is another thing to work on... the Metalman for me had a nice sound, and it also felt really comfortable compared the other 15+ basses I trialed... and it is in a good price range for me
     
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    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Yeah it's used. Chillax, man. She just needs something a little bit above entry-level.
     
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    ParsonsMatt Alas, Tyranny

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    Blue Voodoo is an entry level tube amp, on par with Marshall MG amps. A Spider II is a better buy.

    The best/cheapest "above entry-level" amp you can get is a used 5150...
     
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    Eligos Problem Yet to be Solved

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    Yeah, she actually disliked the clean channel on the Blue Voodoo, and preferred the Peavey JSX overall. Didn't like the 6152 or whatever the new ones are called.
     
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    The JSX is a nice amp. Not my first choice for metal but for rock its nice.
     
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    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    it's my personal first choice. however, i cannot afford it
     
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    Dj Bass Spinning pure metal

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    I've been a bass player for the past 20 years or so, and the best advice I can give you is to play as many different types of basses you can get your hands on. As with most musicians, price will be an issue. But don't even look at the price tag, play it first. If it feels good to play, and sounds good to you, then you have some choices to make.

    A. can you afford it?
    B. does it suit your needs?

    When I was in the market for a new bass, no bass in any store was the right bass for me......so I had one custom built. Yes, it was expensive, and it took 8 months to build, and 5 months for the finish, but it was well worth the wait, and the money spent.

    And because I never get tired of showing her off....here's some bass porn.

    I call her "13" (for how many months it took to get her)

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    Believe me when I tell you that you can get just about any tone out of her, I mean it.

    I'm into many different types of music, I play it all. From metal to Jazz, to rock to folk. (Anything but country..EEEK)
     
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