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Posted by Matt on November 18, 2001 at 21:23:32:
In Reply to: that SOUND posted by ex-cowboy on November 18, 2001 at 20:08:50:
: i'm purchasing a fender bass soon, its a touch decision because the only music store around her that has many fenders dont really let anybody plug them in, theyre kind of strict and hate people who cant play like a badass but the axe will either be a standard precision special deluxe (yknow, the P/J hybrids) or a stan. jazz with active electronics. the tone i need is that pretty tone for slow melodic, sad but complex almost symphonic and the band i'm in has two bass players which make it a little hard sometimes to still 'cut through' and hear yourself well. do you know? can you help me?
Two bass players? That's new to me. From the options you listed, it's my opinion that the PJ hybrid will be your best choice. I think that pick-up combo gives you the most tonal versatility. The split pick-up will give you the pretty complex tone your seeking and the J pick-up can be dialed up to help you cut through your mix.
Make sure the bass you buy plays well (plugged in or not). I would also consider driving a good distance to a different music store. Even people who don't play like a badass are paying customers. Good luck.
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