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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Bass People » 09 Aug 2012, 17:50

terry wrote:It's a bit hard to guess when you haven't really spend much time with the instruments.. fun times though.

True... We were going to do all Jazz basses but that would be even harder I think...

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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by terry » 09 Aug 2012, 17:52

Probably easier to my ears.. That's all I've been listening to! haha :)
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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Petebass » 09 Aug 2012, 18:22

I'll have a crack when I'm next near a decent set of speakers.

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Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by PilbaraBass » 09 Aug 2012, 18:47

Ok here's my guess... Purely uneducated ...
1. ibby
2. Kenny
3. Mikey
4. Lakkie
5. Ped
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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by basshack » 09 Aug 2012, 19:52

Okay I'll offer the following:

1) Pedulla
2) Lakland
3) Ibanez
4) MTD
5) Ken Smith

Not having played any of them I am going on whether my taste in basses is reflected in the prices. So I am hoping the one I like the sound of best is the Pedulla at No.1 The 2nd bass was quite articulate and rounded so it had to be quality as well, which made it the Lakland or the Ken Smith. The 3rd was all bass end with little up top so I went with the Ibanez because the last two choices were a better sound again than the 3rd. So fourth went to the MTD because I liked the sound of the 5th better but was running out of options so that left Ken's as the last but it could of been the 2nd.

An yes Petebass I can't tell the difference between fretboards either.
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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by terry » 09 Aug 2012, 20:49

See, it's a different thing when it comes to 70s Fender.. For slapping it's just too obvious.
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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Classic5 » 09 Aug 2012, 21:16

Very tough....goes to show there's not really much in it. The one that sounds most different to me is 2, lot more mids. Here goes nothing:

MTD
Smith
Lakland
Ibanez
Pedulla
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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by EAdanikDG » 10 Aug 2012, 00:27

Lakland Skyline 55-02
Pedulla Rapture 5
MTD 535
Ibanez Prestige Grooveline
Ken Smith BSR 4 string
Lakland 55-01
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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Aussie Mark » 10 Aug 2012, 09:22

terry wrote:It's a bit hard to guess when you haven't really spend much time with the instruments
I've played none of the 5, I'd be using Cam's system :shrug:

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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Stain » 10 Aug 2012, 10:19

Ibanez Prestige Grooveline
Ken Smith BSR 4 String
Lakland Skyline 55-02
MTD 535
Pedulla Rapture 5

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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Bass People » 10 Aug 2012, 10:25

PilbaraBass wrote:Ok here's my guess... Purely uneducated ...
1. ibby
2. Kenny
3. Mikey
4. Lakkie
5. Ped

3/5 Mr PB!!! Very well done... :clap:

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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Bass People » 10 Aug 2012, 10:27

basshack wrote:Okay I'll offer the following:

1) Pedulla
2) Lakland
3) Ibanez
4) MTD
5) Ken Smith

Not having played any of them I am going on whether my taste in basses is reflected in the prices. So I am hoping the one I like the sound of best is the Pedulla at No.1 The 2nd bass was quite articulate and rounded so it had to be quality as well, which made it the Lakland or the Ken Smith. The 3rd was all bass end with little up top so I went with the Ibanez because the last two choices were a better sound again than the 3rd. So fourth went to the MTD because I liked the sound of the 5th better but was running out of options so that left Ken's as the last but it could of been the 2nd.

An yes Petebass I can't tell the difference between fretboards either.
1/5...... Solid effort, and great to read your line of thinking.

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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Bass People » 10 Aug 2012, 10:30

EAdanikDG wrote:Lakland Skyline 55-02
Pedulla Rapture 5
MTD 535
Ibanez Prestige Grooveline
Ken Smith BSR 4 string
Another 1/5... this is tough!!!
Classic5 wrote:Very tough....goes to show there's not really much in it. The one that sounds most different to me is 2, lot more mids. Here goes nothing:

MTD
Smith
Lakland
Ibanez
Pedulla
3/5!!! Great effort!

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Re: Lets have some fun! 5 Basses Competition

Post by Bass People » 10 Aug 2012, 10:31

Stain wrote:Ibanez Prestige Grooveline
Ken Smith BSR 4 String
Lakland Skyline 55-02
MTD 535
Pedulla Rapture 5

Ladies and gentlemen, all bets are off!!!

WE HAVE A WINNER!!! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

Please, Stain, let us know how you came to such a conclusion!!

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Re: 5 Basses Competition- We have a winner!

Post by Stain » 10 Aug 2012, 10:41

Listened to the clip and then used the first four guesses to make a table and discount anything already confirmed as incorrect.
Ive had Ibanez’s for years and the First clip had the same kind of really twangy sound I got when I used to run it straight into my Audiobox interface.
Picked the Ken next as the clip had that fat warm sound I would expect.
Picked the Pedula Last again on the clean sound from the clip.
And then that left me with Lakland and then the MTD.

Then I saw the posts on the second page and thought shit! But none were the same so I ran with it for the win!


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