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Posted by Zito on February 11, 2000 at 16:38:56:

In Reply to: Looking for the right bass... posted by Kav on February 09, 2000 at 01:45:00:

: ok guys i need some suggestions :) I have a squier p-bass right now and im looking for something better. My budget is anything less than U.S $500... and i'm looking for a deep-tone and a thin neck... any suggetions would be appreciated. Thanks

I agree with Paul, save your money if your want a better (choise is purely
personal) bass. I use a few different basses 76 Rickinbacker for the harder
sounding stuff and a 76 Fender Precision for the slap, pop and funk stuff.
It took me years to get these basses, so what I did with the K-Mart special
was make sure the it was set up correct and than tried every different string
I could put my hands on different gauges ect. and learned to use the correct
hand placement on the neck (thumb in the middle of the back of the neck placed
between the middle finger and ring finger while they are on the fret board
(finger board). Depending on the attack of your picking fingers (or pick) and
using the correct pressure on your fretting fingers you will begin to find
sounds and color in that bass of yours that you never knew were there. The
point here is experiment, you never know when you'll strike Gold! I once
heard a Cat play Aqualung on an electric Wash Tub Bass and it sounded GREAT!!
In any event Good Luck in finding your bass voice and sound.

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