MetalTabs.com - your source for Metal tabs
Home Forum What's New Submit a Tab FAQ Links Contact Us Link to Us


Go Back   MetalTabs.com Forum > Musicians > Bass Zone
User Name
Password


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #41  
Old 2007-12-26, 05:56
faf_476 faf_476 is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 47
How to read bass tabs?
In the easiest way...
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 2007-12-26, 12:09
basstendencies basstendencies is offline
Senior Metalhead
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: western nc
Posts: 370
Quote:
Originally Posted by faf_476
How to read bass tabs?
In the easiest way...


the numbers on the tab correspond to the frets on your bass. i.e., "0" is an open note, and "3" is the third fret, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 2007-12-27, 05:16
faf_476 faf_476 is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 47
Good Lord, thanks mate. That's why I'm getting a hard time on reading on bass tabs. Because of those numbers. Not like the drum tabs is so easy to read.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 2009-03-22, 17:36
Nightwind Nightwind is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
I plan on buying a low-end bass (4-string), I'd say around $500-700. What manufacturers are the best to go with when it comes to cheaper basses?
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 2009-03-23, 06:56
blitz906's Avatar
blitz906 blitz906 is offline
Okay.
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 4,137
Send a message via MSN to blitz906 Send a message via Yahoo to blitz906
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightwind
I plan on buying a low-end bass (4-string), I'd say around $500-700. What manufacturers are the best to go with when it comes to cheaper basses?

Squier basses are good for beginners. Check them out at the link below :

http://www.squierguitars.com/produc...?section=basses

(There are 2 pages)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paddy
Chances are there have been Irish in every corner of the world, no matter how remote. Our semen is listed in the World Health Organisation's Big Book of Pestilential Materials.
Quote:
Originally Posted by CompelledToLacerate
God, the Japanese are so weird. This HAS to be the long term effects of the atom bombs. No one is that weird on purpose.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gomli
The slams in that song always kill me. First time I heard that song I was like "Too much heaviness - brain collapse" but now I could murder my family to that one
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 2009-03-23, 07:07
Wolfsherz Wolfsherz is offline
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Antwerp
Posts: 1,472
Send a message via MSN to Wolfsherz
Oh well for that budget, just go look for $1000-dollar basses on 2nd-hand sites.

Or MusicMan-subs. But really, going for 2nd-hand 1K-basses would be the best deal now.

Oh and hmmm, the Squier-basses on that site (almost) all have Agathis-wood. Well if you use pedals and stuff that's not too bad, but it adds nothing to the tone, and dents easily.
__________________
So this Georgian Olympian runs into a bar

Aosoth - New album III out now on Agonia Recs
Epoch - bass, guitars, drums, MetaStasizing out asap
Asphixa - bass, demo out asap
Adustum - bass, guitars, full length out soon on XXXXXXXXXX recs

Quote:
Originally Posted by far_beyond_sane
Tetianblood? ... Well, 'Necrosemen' to you too. Twat.

Last edited by Wolfsherz : 2009-03-23 at 07:10.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 2009-03-23, 13:30
Nightwind Nightwind is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
I think I'll go with the second hand thing, because I really don't mind if it's used as long as it functions correctly. Finding a good one may be tricky though, since I'd like to try it before buying, and I doubt there are too many people in Finland selling second-hand basses :P. Squier remains a good option.

What would you recommend for $1000 basses?

Edit: What's the difference between precision basses and jazz basses?

Oh, and thanks for the help so far.

Last edited by Nightwind : 2009-03-23 at 13:42.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 2009-03-23, 14:19
Wolfsherz Wolfsherz is offline
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Antwerp
Posts: 1,472
Send a message via MSN to Wolfsherz
Well, Jazz-basses are reknown for their slight 'growling' tone. Bands like Interpol use this bass, and it's characteristic sound is really heard there.
But they're barely used in metal, and if you watch Sepultura's live DVD you should understand why.

Precision basses, well, they have the bass-tone you probably think of when you hear the word "bass". Nowadays a lot of players seem to evade them cause, well, almost any record up to say 2000* features a Precision-bass. Their tone is very "meat and potatoes", so some might find their sound unspectacular.

Well, the 2nd-hand thing... Is there a guitar-store in your neighbourhood? If yes, just go there, test some $700-$1000 basses. If you find a 700 one that is reeaaal good, you can buy that one there.

If you find a $1000, then note down the name and search it online on second-hand sites.

Also, while you're there, try as many pickup-configurations as possible (also then you'll hear the difference between P- and J-basses first hand).


*Going out on a limb here but you get it.
__________________
So this Georgian Olympian runs into a bar

Aosoth - New album III out now on Agonia Recs
Epoch - bass, guitars, drums, MetaStasizing out asap
Asphixa - bass, demo out asap
Adustum - bass, guitars, full length out soon on XXXXXXXXXX recs

Quote:
Originally Posted by far_beyond_sane
Tetianblood? ... Well, 'Necrosemen' to you too. Twat.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 2009-03-26, 16:42
Nightwind Nightwind is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 19
We have several music stores here, so that's not a problem. The thing is, I'm but a simple guitarist, and I probably can't tell (yet) whether a bass is good just by playing it . But I suppose I'll try though, and if I don't notice any difference between high-end models and the cheap ones, then I guess there's no harm in buying a low-end one.

Thanks for the advice!
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 2009-03-28, 15:12
Wolfsherz Wolfsherz is offline
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Antwerp
Posts: 1,472
Send a message via MSN to Wolfsherz
Okay, simple.

First ask to play the cheapest Stagg they have, I'm totally serious.

You'll see how the neck is miles away from the strings. And when you try to bend a note, you'll have that disgusting feeling of "...am I scraping the wood off of the fretboard with the string now?".
The toneknobs will be attached to the bass-guitar, but that's it.
See how much the tone knobs do to effectively change your tone (and I'm talking, try getting a good tone out of it that isn't everything 100% open)
Try the tuners, do they feel sturdy? Probably not. Also, string tension should be pretty sloppy.

And then work your way up. How much every bass plays better and has better options etc.
__________________
So this Georgian Olympian runs into a bar

Aosoth - New album III out now on Agonia Recs
Epoch - bass, guitars, drums, MetaStasizing out asap
Asphixa - bass, demo out asap
Adustum - bass, guitars, full length out soon on XXXXXXXXXX recs

Quote:
Originally Posted by far_beyond_sane
Tetianblood? ... Well, 'Necrosemen' to you too. Twat.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 2009-04-21, 20:57
angel212 angel212 is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 3
Cagayake girls rock.
try it play on bass.
you'll see it very hard






Rock'n Music



Last edited by angel212 : 2009-04-22 at 21:11.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 2011-05-27, 06:13
oddball's Avatar
oddball oddball is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: montana
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolothurN
Maybe someone ever compared Peavey Cirrus 4 string and Ibanez BTB400QM and can tell me which one of those is better?

Id go with the BTB but thats just me I prefer Ibanez, I was looking to get a BTB when I bought my SR405qm but the shop didnt have it in a 5 string so I "settled" for the bass im playing now.
Before I bought my Ibanez SR405qm, was playing a Squire P bass , a washburn bass and a peavey, all 4 strings and still got them laying around gathering dust never touch them any more, But that is a prefferance as stated above you should try both and decide for your self for you the peavey may be the perfect bass and for me it would be fire wood.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 2014-02-28, 21:32
feeling111 feeling111 is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 2
dsgffg

Also, i would like to keep it 4 strings instead of 5. Thanks.

Last edited by johnmansley : 2014-03-04 at 03:13.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:14.


========

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
Copyright © 2001-2009 MetalTabs.com. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2009, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.