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Old 2005-09-25, 23:18
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I need a new bass guitar. Any suggestions would be greatly apprieciated!

I'm playing a shitty ESP right now. It has a really pingy, metallic sound that I hate, and I play with a pick. Any suggestions for a bass with rich lows and mids? Something thick and warm, with very little punch. Any suggestions would be greatly apprieciated!
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Old 2005-09-26, 11:08
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It has a really pingy, metallic sound that I hate, and I play with a pick. Any suggestions for a bass with rich lows and mids? Something thick and warm, with very little punch.


Hmmm...sounds to me like you need to play with your fingers. Picks will give you that "pingy, metallic" sound, and fingers naturally give you that "rich lows and mids".

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Old 2005-09-26, 15:57
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True about the fingers, and I could also suggest a little EQ. In my recent experience the amp and EQ is as much responsible for your sound as your instrument and touch. Plus I guess you're playing a shitty LTD because most ESPs are pretty decent instruments.
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Old 2005-09-26, 23:26
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get a felt pick, they will give you the sound of your fingers with the pick technique.
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Old 2005-09-27, 00:06
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my dilemma is that I play alot of thrash metal and pick at a bugillion miles an hour I CAN play fingers but its just not fast enuff and i'll look into felt picks. Anyhoo, lets stay on topic here! Bass suggestions?!??!?!??!?! Mids and lows!!!
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Old 2005-09-27, 14:57
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Every time I've had the opportunity to play an ESP (or even a few LTD's) they've sounded great. Maybe you need a new amp, not a new bass. Or just try to EQ some more bass and low mids into your settings.

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Old 2005-09-27, 15:59
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Old 2005-09-28, 15:21
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Old 2005-09-28, 16:00
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ive been like you once but i got some advice from people. I was having trouble keeping up with some lamb of god so i posted about it and i was given advice for a 3 finger picking technique. if it sounds to "complicated just watch a video of alex webster(cannibal corpse bass player( for those who are retarded and dont know)) he uses a 3 finger plucking technique and trusat me its alot faster and more efficient than using a shitty technique like a pick
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Old 2005-09-28, 17:35
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I apprieciate all the advice about playing with my fingers, but its kind of out of place because the fact is that im playing a piece of shit bass and I need a new one... since im not really getting any help im gonna figure out how to close this thread
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Old 2005-09-28, 17:39
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Buy a Fender jazz, problem solved.
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Old 2005-10-11, 13:07
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well what are you looking for and how much are you willing to spend "throw me a frickin bone here" i reccomend spector though
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Old 2005-10-11, 16:10
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Downfall: state how much your willing/or have to spend and then we might be able to give you some good answers on what to recommend.
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Old 2005-10-20, 20:01
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sorry dudes Im willing to spend up to $2500 on a new bass
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Old 2005-10-20, 21:51
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Old 2005-10-21, 06:18
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Try Peavey Cirrus. I heard they are great!
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Old 2005-10-21, 14:14
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try buying a peavey amp. Yeah I know they arent the best, but my esp b-50 sounds great through any peavey I have played through!!!
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Old 2005-10-21, 14:19
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ive been like you once but i got some advice from people. I was having trouble keeping up with some lamb of god so i posted about it and i was given advice for a 3 finger picking technique. if it sounds to "complicated just watch a video of alex webster(cannibal corpse bass player( for those who are retarded and dont know)) he uses a 3 finger plucking technique and trusat me its alot faster and more efficient than using a shitty technique like a pick


He could even just try two fingers. Three is great dont get me wrong but I use two and im trying to master that before I nail three. Eventually you can get those blinding speed notes down with two fingers it just takes longer than three, but in the long run it refines your technique and looks way more impressive

If you need help getting started playing pizzicato/fingerstyle try doing some simple tapping excersises that will get the blood flowing to the right hand.
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Old 2005-10-24, 19:50
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hmm 2500 dollars you say? damn go for that bass that gibson just put out or get one custom made hell maybe you could even get a carl thompson but thats pushing it
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Old 2005-10-25, 19:59
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hell, you go easily go custom, like Alembic or something.
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