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Post  DavidM96 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:55 am

Which bass do you guys think is better for a modern style of punk (NOT greenday style, they suck)

A Fender Standard Precision Bass or a Sterling Ray34
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Post  MetalJacob on Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:33 am

Getting a new bass already?

I can't say I know too much about both of them, but (even though I would go with the Sterling) I think I've heard a lot about precision basses being great for rock/punk and would say go with that.

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Post  Davo 112233 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:03 am

well i just sold my Fender Jazz and brought a Ray 34, Ray is the way to go, got some really great sounds, and looks cool. hats my 2cents worth anyway

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Post  Pastichio on Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:24 am

Ray all the way!! I LOVE my sterling. I don't know about punk but its a mean bastard for metal, so go for the Sterling.
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Post  DavidM96 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:07 pm

Thanks for the feedback. and Jake, i wont be getting this bass for awhile, i just want to know what im gonna get before the time comes
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Post  maxf13 on Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:06 pm

Recently a friend of mine aquired a cheap fender p-bass knockoff for about $100. It plays beautifully and I love its simplicity. I reckon if you want to go for punk then a p-bass is the way forward. However if you want to be a little more flexible deffinately get the ray^^

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Post  lololiet on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:25 pm

If you want to play punk you'd best just get the cheapest, most worn off second hand plank you can get and cover the body with stickers. Change parts when it starts to get unplayable and you've got the perfect punkbass.
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Post  MetalJacob on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:38 pm

^ That is also a good option.

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Post  Pippynip on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:24 pm

Also you need an 80:20 clothes to metal ratio in your appearance. Pins, chains, metal studs... all of that. Your hair should be: at least three different colours, in a very, very odd style, or both. You should adopt an East London accent and shout "OI!" every few minutes for no apparent reason. Research the policies of Margaret Thatcher extensively and compare her stint as PM to the Third Reich at least twice per album.

That should do it, I think. Modern? Nope. Bollocks to that. Razz

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Post  MetalJacob on Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:15 am

Awesome post is awesome.

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Post  lololiet on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:42 am

Pippynip wrote:Also you need an 80:20 clothes to metal ratio in your appearance. Pins, chains, metal studs... all of that. Your hair should be: at least three different colours, in a very, very odd style, or both. You should adopt an East London accent and shout "OI!" every few minutes for no apparent reason. Research the policies of Margaret Thatcher extensively and compare her stint as PM to the Third Reich at least twice per album.

That should do it, I think. Modern? Nope. Bollocks to that. Razz

to be honest, apart from Angelic Upstart and the like, Oi is probably one of the least political subgenres of Punk.
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Post  Pippynip on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:39 pm

Lol, Angelic Upstarts were exactly who I had in mind for most of that post Laughing

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Post  lololiet on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:14 pm

I thought so. But most major Oi band are A-political, pretty much.
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Post  MetalJacob on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:41 pm

Why have I never heard of them? They're great, looks like I got a new band to download!

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Post  lololiet on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:49 pm

MetalJacob wrote:Why have I never heard of them? They're great, looks like I got a new band to download!

Really?

They never were one of my favourite Oi! bands, I prefer Cock Sparrer or Slaughter+Dogs and the like, the more cheerful stuff.
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Post  Pippynip on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Last Night Another Soldier is one of my all-time favourite songs.


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Post  Dropthelines585 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:06 pm

I don't agree with 90% of the politics in music.
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Post  Pippynip on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:50 pm

I don't know if I agree with anything to do with the economic side of the political spectrum because I only have a very basic knowledge of communism (even less of the different forms of it) and capitalism (don't even know if it has different forms). I only really pay attention to the social side of the political spectrum; an example of this is Last Night Another Soldier. "Bar charts, facts and figures on your TV screen... another child and another soldier."

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Post  Some freaky guy on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:47 am

Just grab a Rickenbacker 4001, they're boss. Slap some left-wing stickers on it and slam it into the floor/pavement a few times, and you're there.
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Post  akyra on Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:50 am

Some freaky guy wrote:Just grab a Rickenbacker 4001, they're boss. Slap some left-wing stickers on it and slam it into the floor/pavement a few times, and you're there.

Yes please!!! In black Wink

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Post  Stryfer on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:00 am

You guys went waaaaay off-topic and it wasn't my fault, wow!

Now from what I've heard (not personally tried) I know that a Sterling, with it's humbucker, gets a more fat and thumpy sound ala Flea.
On the other hand I know that Precision basses get more growl. If you play with a pick, I would suggest that for a more aggressive tone.

I would second the Rickenbacker, though. I've heard a picked Rick' and it sounded really punky Smile Not sure where the barrier between modern and old-school punk is though, but I'm assuming the bass needs to growl :S

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Post  Pippynip on Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:35 am

Hey, it's not that far off-topic... Razz

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Post  lololiet on Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:45 pm

Some freaky guy wrote:Just grab a Rickenbacker 4001, they're boss. Slap some left-wing stickers on it and slam it into the floor/pavement a few times, and you're there.

Nah, you can't play punk with an actual Rickenbacker, it has to be a Rickenfaker and preferably a cheap one.
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Post  Pippynip on Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:30 pm

I'd disagree with that. You can play punk just fine with a Rick; you just can't really and truly be punk with one, being all snobby about it Razz

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Post  Stryfer on Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:18 pm

Here's some dude picking a Rick:



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