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BASS POLL -Your opinion greatly appreciated!

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PLEASE vote for either BASS 1 or BASS 2...

BASS 1 Fingerstyle both pickups - [url="http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%201%20fingerstyle%20both%20pickups.mp3"]http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%201%20...h%20pickups.mp3[/url]

BASS 2 Fingerstyle both pickups - [url="http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%202%20fingerstyle%20both%20pickups.mp3"]http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%202%20...h%20pickups.mp3[/url]

BASS 1 Fingerstyle Brid...ge Pickup - [url="http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%201%20fingerstyle%20bridge%20pickup.mp3"]http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%201%20...ge%20pickup.mp3[/url]

BASS 2 Fingerstyle Bridge Pickup - [url="http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%202%20fingerstyle%20bridge%20pickup.mp3"]http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%202%20...ge%20pickup.mp3[/url]

BASS 1 Slap - [url="http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%201%20Slap.mp3"]http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%201%20Slap.mp3[/url]

BASS 2 Slap - [url="http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%202%20Slap.mp3"]http://www.boogieexpress.co.uk/Bass%202%20Slap.mp3[/url]

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To my ears, the differences are so slight that either could probably be made to sound like the other with some EQ tweaking, I reckon. As such, not sure which I preferred...

In fact, I might be going deaf but they sound pretty much identical to me!

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[quote name='Wil' post='1175972' date='Mar 25 2011, 02:37 PM']To my ears, the differences are so slight that either could probably be made to sound like the other with some EQ tweaking, I reckon. As such, not sure which I preferred...

In fact, I might be going deaf but they sound pretty much identical to me![/quote]

+1

Some of my basses have these both sounds just tweaking the EQ, but the best sound for me is bass 2

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[quote name='CHRISDABASS' post='1176044' date='Mar 25 2011, 03:34 PM']bass 1 all the way for me :)

when do we get to find out what they are??[/quote]

Bass 1 for me too! Itching to reveal what they are hehe.

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To the point where my Quicktime plugin crashed (thank you Lord, for having me stuck with a Mac as a main box) I was thinking that the second one had it...

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[quote name='All thumbs' post='1176050' date='Mar 25 2011, 03:41 PM']Bass 1 for me too! Itching to reveal what they are hehe.[/quote]


:)

to my ears bass 1 sounds very much like a jazz bass / super jazz :lol:

the fingerstyle clip reminds me of my sadowsky!

:)

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A poll would probably be helpful for seeing which one has most votes!

But my answer is Bass 2 both pickups was my favourite sound. However, for the solo'd pickups and the slap sound, Bass 1 won by a mile! Although I'd be content with Bass 2 both pickups if I had to have just one.

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BASS 2 for fingerstyle with both pickups
BASS 1 for fingerstyle Bridge Pickup
BASS 1 for Slap

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Bass 2 on finger... i think bass 1 is not "bridgy" enough for me... pickup must be a bit far from the bridge or a humbucker or something? The other one sounds nice to me ^^

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OK - thanks so much for the input everyone! It's really helped.

There doesn't seem to be a clear 'winner' and most agree that both sound comparable.

My fav is Bass 1 - for me it sounds more solid and more snappy/instant with the slap stuff.

You won't believe this but Bass 1 is a £130 short scale Chinese built Richwood (see below)



Bass 2 is my beautiful '97 Warwick Streamer LX (currently for sale) which now sell for £1400 upwards!

Now to be fair, the Richwood has been modified with a Badass II, Dimarzio Pickups and an EMG 2- band eq. But still it seems unreal that the sound would be even close in quality to a bass costing 10 x as much!

You see I really love this Richwood and use it as my main bass, but something was niggling at me saying 'it can't really sound any good, can it?'. I mainly love the bass for it's short scale as my fingers are short.

In conclusion I'd say a lot of folk did warm to the more sophisticated sound of the Warwick, but the Richwood was percieved as a Jazz bass (that's the way I think of it) and a damn good one at that!

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Just goes to show, you can spend thousands on a bass but it'll still be a lump of wood with some strings attached. You can't put a price on tone.

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I prefer all the clips on Bass 2 in isolation but I think Bass 1, both pups, fingered would be my choice in a live band mix but with FOH sounding nearer bass 2 if that makes sense?

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[quote name='All thumbs' post='1176256' date='Mar 25 2011, 06:04 PM']OK - thanks so much for the input everyone! It's really helped.

There doesn't seem to be a clear 'winner' and most agree that both sound comparable.

My fav is Bass 1 - for me it sounds more solid and more snappy/instant with the slap stuff.

You won't believe this but Bass 1 is a £130 short scale Chinese built Richwood (see below)



Bass 2 is my beautiful '97 Warwick Streamer LX (currently for sale) which now sell for £1400 upwards!

Now to be fair, the Richwood has been modified with a Badass II, Dimarzio Pickups and an EMG 2- band eq. But still it seems unreal that the sound would be even close in quality to a bass costing 10 x as much!

You see I really love this Richwood and use it as my main bass, but something was niggling at me saying 'it can't really sound any good, can it?'. I mainly love the bass for it's short scale as my fingers are short.

In conclusion I'd say a lot of folk did warm to the more sophisticated sound of the Warwick, but the Richwood was percieved as a Jazz bass (that's the way I think of it) and a damn good one at that![/quote]


I used to sell Richwood Guitars & Basses and the one you are holding was a great bass even in standard form, they came in red with gold fittings too.

Great playing :)

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Fantastic blind test. :)
Someone even said bass 1 was a super jazz. :lol:
It's no surprise to me that I chose the expensive one though. For my ears it has more bite and this split harmonic thing (I wish I knew the technical term) that you get with perfect pickup positioning that I love.

[quote name='stingrayPete1977' post='1176276' date='Mar 25 2011, 06:13 PM']..... both pups, fingered would be my choice ....[/quote]
How many forums do you get to say that on? :)

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Bass #1 for me.
The clip with both pickups on had me undecided, but the bridge pickup alone convinced me of number #1. Slap tone of #1 settled it afterwards. Both sound great (and the playing is great!!! I enjoyed listening to that) but #1 is my favourite.

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