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Re: Kubicki Factor Basses?
11/21/2003 10:32 PM
Alex Costa (10466) wrote:
Any average bass with the right pickups...
After so many ears of trial and error, I've found that the wood and construction technique are NOT the main factors to the way your bass is gonna sound...
Just stay away from composite things, like basses made of fiberglass, graphite, carbon fiber, whatever...
I've found out that your bass sounds what your electronics and strings are...
My Korean made Dean sounds way better than my "top line, expensive, ultra, super" Fodera...
My Dean has EMG's
The Fodera has Lane Poors.
The Dean has an Alder body (nothing more common and cheap), a maple neck (average), and Jacaranda (rose-wood) fretboard... It's a mass production bass, but does sound awesome!!
Seems like you want a Fender sound, huh?
One solution: Get a Fender bass...
Other solution: Get any bass which has good intonation and playability, put good pickups on it, and you will be fine...
-Seimour Duncan Hot's
If you're a slap freak (like me), get the EMG's (Wooten).
If you want the best of the best of today's pickups, get Fralin or Aero (Darryl Jones), which are amazing both fingered and slapped...
Stay away from Lane Poors, Bartolini's (Gary Willis) and unknown pickups.
For more information, search the fretbuzz...