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Best basses for that sweet *growl* sound

I play in a band that plays just about every style, but mainly metal. I LOVE the sound and feel of Warwicks, but they're necks are a little too thick and heavy to conveniently play my style. What kind of bass would you suggest for a similar thick wood tone, but faster and lighter feel? I've tried just about every kind of bass and have my opinions on all of them, but I'm curious what yours are.
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Re: Best basses for that sweet *growl* sound

4/19/2004 2:23 PM

Stuart King (15281) wrote:

Musicman Stingrays an really growl when they have the right setting dialed in.

Fender Active Jazz basses can growl, but not as much.

Warwicks are generally the growl masters. Have you tried all their models. Maybe there is one that will suit you...



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4/19/2004 2:27 PM

Kevin Layton (312) wrote:

Maybe so. I don't think I've tried the Corvette Standard. I'd love to try the Vampyre; if only I could just find a place where I could get my hands on one.





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4/19/2004 10:03 PM

Landon Garry (790) wrote:

I love my Corvette- it took me about 15 minutes to get used to it, which is very short for me even, and now I cant stand to be without it. But they're very heavy so you might not like that, but you just need a really padded strap and you'll be fine.
Landon



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4/19/2004 2:42 PM

John Lundgren (9107) wrote:

I'd say that you can get just as much growl from a passive Jazz with the right pickups as any War-yuck.



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4/20/2004 1:05 PM

Kevin Layton (312) wrote:

"Waryuck"??? HA! I HATE Fender.



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4/20/2004 1:12 PM

John Lundgren (9107) wrote:

Hate Fender and love sweet growly basses? you've got some problems finding a good bass for ya. LOL!!!



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4/20/2004 1:26 PM

Kevin Layton (312) wrote:

Haha. Yeah, I know. I don't hate Fenders that much, but there's only a few I've picked up that I liked... and only two models that aren't butt ugly to me. I'm gonna be hunting for that "perfect" bass for a while. I might even attempt to build it myself.

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4/19/2004 2:30 PM

Richard Howells (2745) wrote:

Buy a custom instrument from me and it'll growl like an angry PMT woman. Seriously though, check out my home page, and send me some mail. I can make you whatever you please.

Rich



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4/19/2004 2:36 PM

Stuart King (15281) wrote:

Im still waiting for pictures of your completed works





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4/20/2004 12:13 PM

Richard Howells (2745) wrote:

I'm still waiting to get my bass back from the moderators.

Rich





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4/20/2004 12:15 PM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

Hahhahahahahaha

Oh God, somehow, that's hilarious.
I am interested to see what you've done, though. :-)





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4/20/2004 12:17 PM

Richard Howells (2745) wrote:

Not funny, irritating. I shall post pics soon as i get it. You fancy a custom piece?

Rich





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4/20/2004 12:19 PM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

"Custom piece"?

Again, hilarious. ;-)

Anyway, not really. Just "blown my load" on a Stingray.





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4/20/2004 12:34 PM

Michael Holzammer (24136) wrote:

[...]Just "blown my load" on a Stingray.

What kind of perversion is that??!







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4/20/2004 12:35 PM

Stephen Smith (32237) wrote:

Hence where the humour lies... :-)







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4/20/2004 4:34 PM

Toby Stone (3465) wrote:

you'll have to keep at it or th color will darken!





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4/20/2004 12:41 PM

Robin Flowers (11476) wrote:

Make sure you clean it well before it dries into a crust.





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4/20/2004 12:45 PM

Lesa McCabe (60558) wrote:

Gross! Hahahahhaha...How ya doing Robby baby?





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4/20/2004 12:53 PM

Robin Flowers (11476) wrote:

Doing well thank you! Just had the front and back yards relandscaped and today I'm getting an estimate on new windows. The money is flying away faster than I can count it. But a home is an investment. My other house a a single story so When my mom passes I will use it as a rental income until I'm too old to climb the stairs here. Then I will bribe Crystal with the 2 story house. Go to the university and you can have the house. What she doesn't know yet is as our only child it's all hers when we die anaway. I hope she doesn't figure that out and just wait on the gravey train to arrive.





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4/20/2004 12:57 PM

Lesa McCabe (60558) wrote:

Good plan!!! :O)



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4/20/2004 1:05 PM

Kevin Layton (312) wrote:

Sweet. I'll check that out.



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4/20/2004 2:43 PM

Richard Howells (2745) wrote:

If you give me your email i can send pics of projects to you.

Rich

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