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    I think a Jazz Bass would cover off most styles of music pretty well.

    My daughter plays a fender 70’s reissue Jazz. Awesome playing instrument

    Don’t write off some of the squire stuff. Some of it’s not too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a Bass guitar. Is it basically just a real guitar without the b and small e string ?

    I'm primarily a keyboard player that dabbles in guitar but would like to use a real bass rather than keyboard for bass parts in recordings.

    It will be played through an interface so I don't need an amp. Any suggestions ?
    Music to my ears!!!
    Well, basically yeah.. (Or as I used to cop by my old tech-metal band-mates "you play the equivalent of the electric triangle", haha)

    Few questions first:
    How serious are these recordings? What sort of style are we talking? What interface will you be using? Have you thought about (or need) 5 or more strings?

    I've got an Ibanez custom 5, Spector Euro 5LX and an American Spector walnut NS2J...
    I've been keeping my eyes peeled for a decent priced Warwick Thumb, or as we have discussed before, a Warwick Dolphin Pro.. Or even just a nice Fender Jazz/Precision Deluxe..

    I agree with Evo and Sammy, that a Fender Jazz would most likely suit and cover most types of music and sounds that you would be wanting to play..

    Quote Originally Posted by evolution View Post
    Yes normal tuning is just EADG.

    I have a Fender Jazz that I love, one of the Mexican made ones through so was only around $1000.
    I didn't realise you played bass Evo.. Good stuff!
    Do you find your Fender Jazz heavy? Does it have a thick neck? What amp do you have??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    Do you find your Fender Jazz heavy? Does it have a thick neck? What amp do you have??
    Pick up my Les Paul, no fender Jazz will ever feel heavy.

    I know you were soft (and getting softer around the edges) but man, harden up.

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    Thanks Evo, sammy, and Bon.

    Recordings are Pop / Rock demos I started in the early to mid 80's that I never got around to completing
    I have a Steinberg AXR4 interface and use Amplitube 4 with Fender, Mesa Boogie, and Ampeg Plugins / Simulators.
    I also Have Cubase 9.5 and other software for mastering and so on.

    Not looking to release anything - more a case of unfinished business with myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    I didn't realise you played bass Evo.. Good stuff!
    Do you find your Fender Jazz heavy? Does it have a thick neck? What amp do you have??
    Nah it's not too bad, heavier than my other bass but pretty reasonable. Neck is pretty thick.

    I've got a 200w Randall amp but mainly use my 30w Orange one these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammydog View Post
    I know you were soft (and getting softer around the edges) but man, harden up.
    I would have said red neck, not thick neck, if I was talking to you mate...

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    Is it just me or do Cole Clark guitars look hideous ? They play and sound great but fcuk me day's I cannot get past how ugly they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post


    Is it just me or do Cole Clark guitars look hideous ? They play and sound great but fcuk me day's I cannot get past how ugly they are.
    Really?
    I really like the wood grain style guitars..
    I haven't tried their new range of basses yet, but I reckon they look pretty sweet..


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    Anyone ever tried playing with the soulless looking acrylics?



    Always looked odd to me - what do they sound like?

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    What's the full mnemonic for tuning strings? Eat A Dick ... I've forgotten the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couscous View Post
    What's the full mnemonic for tuning strings? Eat A Dick ... I've forgotten the rest.
    Pretty much...

    I was always taught as a kid to think of 'Easter Bunnies Get Drunk At Easter'.. Which backwards is EADGBE..
    (Upon writing this, I realise its probably not the most logical way, haha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Anyone ever tried playing with the soulless looking acrylics?



    Always looked odd to me - what do they sound like?
    Nah, I haven't..
    I saw one for sale around Newy the other day for $800...
    Had lights and sh!t in it.. Thought it might have been good for a bit of a laugh and to turn some heads..
    As for sound or action, buggered if I know..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    Really?
    I really like the wood grain style guitars..
    I like the woodgrain, but man, that humbucker on the acoustic looks terrible. I'm sure it sounds good, but..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetmaster View Post
    Anyone ever tried playing with the soulless looking acrylics?



    Always looked odd to me - what do they sound like?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    Nah, I haven't..
    I saw one for sale around Newy the other day for $800...
    Had lights and sh!t in it.. Thought it might have been good for a bit of a laugh and to turn some heads..
    As for sound or action, buggered if I know..
    There is an acrylic ampeg bass at the moment I have my eye on.

    Some acrylic guitars/basses sound brilliant, others are just dark and muddy. Biggest issue is the weight, they are really heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammydog View Post
    I like the woodgrain, but man, that humbucker on the acoustic looks terrible. I'm sure it sounds good, but..........





    There is an acrylic ampeg bass at the moment I have my eye on.

    Some acrylic guitars/basses sound brilliant, others are just dark and muddy. Biggest issue is the weight, they are really heavy.
    You probably know this already but Ampeg is Yamaha - so it's always going to be top quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    You probably know this already but Ampeg is Yamaha - so it's always going to be top quality.
    I did not know this...

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    I went looking at Basses on Monday - and after playing a few decided a short scale version will probably be the way I'll go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    I went looking at Basses on Monday - and after playing a few decided a short scale version will probably be the way I'll go.
    Short scale version of...... ?

    That cause you are used to the smaller size of a guitar? Looking for a phat tone with thicker gauged strings? Are you a child with small hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bon View Post
    Short scale version of...... ?

    That cause you are used to the smaller size of a guitar? Looking for a phat tone with thicker gauged strings? Are you a child with small hands?
    I played a Fender Mustang Bass which was 30" scale length. It was more comfortable for me to play and since I won't be playing for a live audience a bit of processing will provide what tone I need / require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dunster View Post
    I played a Fender Mustang Bass which was 30" scale length. It was more comfortable for me to play and since I won't be playing for a live audience a bit of processing will provide what tone I need / require.
    Oooooh nice.. I do love the shape of a mustang.. So long as its comfortable for you to play with what you are doing, then that's the main thing..
    Which establishment were you trying these out at?

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