We've finally reached the pinnacle of human development.
Your thoughts on this?
I was wondering why so many people passionately dislike active basses. For example Scott from SBL explains NOT to use active basses in his " THE 7 SECRETS OF A GREAT BASS TONE" video.
I just don't understand, for me the versatility of an active style bass is amazing.
You could go sharp and sparkly or go for a more nasely sound. I sometimes even tweak the sound from song to song when playing with my band since it just sounds better.
Also the batteries don't really need to be changed that often, i can go 3+ months without chaning it, so even that isn't a problem for me.
What are your opinions on active basses? If you dislike them, why so?
I thought this might be a fun topic. Any fun or interesting stories on how you started playing the bass? For me it was seeing gene Simmons from kiss. I remember seeing gene and thinking “wow….what is this guy about!??” I finally heard kiss in high school. The song “love gun”. I was hooked. That Grindy bass tone and swagger. It all went downhill from there….lol
We all have that instrument that just speaks to us, and we don't know why. We love it for some irrational emotional reason. But we don't own it... there's some reason we haven't done the work to buy this crazy thing we love despite all logic and good sense...
For me, it's the Warwick Dolphin. I'm not a Warwick guy... I have a couple of Fenders, Dingwalls, and some oddball instruments. I am TOTALLY HAPPY with my collection, and all the sounds I can make with my current horde of instruments. I do not need a new bass. Ever.
But, if someone came up to me on the street, handed me the Dolphin, and said "Give me $7000 and this is yours", I know I couldn't say no. I'd sell my left nut, right then and there. No question. I love this bass with all my heart and I have no idea why.
So. What is your "irrational love" bass?
I then remembered that piss and bleach are big fucking no nos. What the fuck do I do?