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Gibson Basses vs. Fender Basses

#61 User is offline   gsgbass 

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

I play as good, or better than most bass players, and all basses don't sound the same. I know this from playing them for 49 years.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:36 PM

Obviously I was joking.
I'm not drunk, you're blurry.

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 03:42 PM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 21 December 2017 - 02:36 PM, said:

Obviously I was joking.


OK, no problem. I've had some people be quite serious about that though.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:54 AM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 21 December 2017 - 05:48 AM, said:

All basses clearly sound the same, and since the bassist strapped to is is only ever going to play the 1st and 5th notes I wouldn't have thought it mattered.

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Hahahahaha! There's a guy I play music with regularly who is just amazing on bass. He's a Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee, John Entwistle, Geezer Butler kind of bass player. A bassist like him makes playing as the sole guitarist so much easier. And, he and the drummer have been playing together regularly for years as well. It's always a pleasure to play with them.

I don't know much about the different brands and models of basses but when I do play them, I like the long scale ones best.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 10:26 AM

I was switching from long scale, to short scale for some time. And just recently made the commitment to the short scale bass. It just plays, and feels better for me.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:28 PM

The only downside to a Thunderbird bass is the size of the case.
It does help to have something fit and not always have to haul it with the PA gear
I suppose an SKB soft case could work
However I'm not sold on the protection of it
and will deal with the size of the case just to have the bass with me,
making that change is the only consideration.
It's one throaty babe that stays
Gibson SG Standard Wal
Gibson Midtown Standard VS
Gibson Les Paul Tribute'17 HCSB
Epiphone LE ES 335-Pro IT
Epiphone Les Paul Custom 100th Ann. Na
Epiphone Les Paul Custom/Artisan (L.M.)
Epiphone Les Paul Custom 'Insp. By' '55
Epiphone Les Paul Std. PTP Bb
Epiphone Thunderbird IV Pro VS
Fender Jaguar (6 String) SG
Ampeg PF 800 115/210
Orange CR 35RT
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

Between a Fender Jazz and a Gibson bass, I generally prefer the Jazz bass. Their neck profile is very easy to play, so much so that I have seen several Precision bass guitars with Jazz necks. Longer scale length seems to help if you want to use alternate tunings, shorter scale basses have less tension on the strings and could feel too floppy if you intend to use lower pitched tunings.

I have a Steinberger from the 90's, outstanding bass guitar. The graphite neck is extremely stable and it doesn't sound like other basses. I know Gibson own Steinberger, but are they producing anything under that brand these days?

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:21 PM

Did Gibson ever make a version of the Epiphone Rivoli? I have always wanted the Rivoli...I keep.checking GBase & Reverb for one I'd like..

That SG Bass & that ES Les Paul Bass look very interesting too..
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