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Re: surveying bass reasonings

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:35 am
by irvinz
Tim1 wrote:I will stick my neck out here and state that I have never managed to bond with active basses. I have owned my share - Pedulla, Fender American Deluxe, early Peavey Dynabass, Musicman (the closet I came to a keeper), and a few others I have forgotten over the years. Definitely a matter of preference, but I do not slap for me passive basses feel more "organic" and sit in the mix more naturally. No doubt style dependent, but for this old rocker/bluesman give me a passive jazz or precision into an all tube amp and the groove seems to come a lot more easily.

i pretty much play my g&l in passive, unless i really need to... and all my other basses are passive :) so don't worry bout your neck!

Re: surveying bass reasonings

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:35 pm
by ryla
So why purchase a sadowsky ?

Re: surveying bass reasonings

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:48 pm
by Tim1
Actually I wrote that comment two and a half years ago, well before I bought the Sadowsky! The Sadowsky remains in the arsenal because 1) it has an active/passive switch and a great passive jazz sound 2) for me it is an exception to the rule in that it still sits sweetly in the mix on active and 3) it is the best set up bass I have ever owned. It arrived from the factory perfectly setup, superb frets and relief and the neck has never shifted. The finish is flawless.

Re: surveying bass reasonings

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:39 pm
by pins
lol,I read ya Tim,
around 2 years ago I was a total Jazz bass fanatic and at the time had maybe 3 or 4 basses,but only gigged my MIA Jazz.

Since then the ranks swelled dramatically ,some have come and gone.Basses I even deemed total keepers have gone.
Never thought I would buy a Fender P,a Warwick ,a Sterling Ray34,a Squier P/J amongst others but I did. :shock:
My tastes in all things bass related change like the weather,amps,cabs,effects,strings,pick ups,...everything, I'm shocking.
Times change,people change...fact of life.
Who knows what will be flavour of the month in another 2 years ? :D

Re: surveying bass reasonings

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:12 pm
by Tim1
Must be something in the Hawkes Bay air I reckon, pins. A couple of years ago I reduced my basses down to a P and a J, now I am back up to six with the new Fender Jaco fretless arriving from Richie next week. I have given up making excuses any more and just accept my bassaholism :lol: and give in to it. Mind you, it was one of your posts a while ago that got me started again :wink: . As I explained to my better half, some people collect stamps and write letters, I collect basses and play in bands. Justin is back from Oz now so first band practice in six months this weekend :D .