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The Ultimate Bass Guitar list - by Tyler Spicer

This is my ranked list of the bass guitars that I've either owned, or played and reviewed, on my Youtube channel…

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Tyler Spicer
19th April 2022 in music
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  • 1
    Monarch Yin Yang Standard
    Monarch Yin Yang Standard
    • Fodera
    Bright, punchy and very articulate. Great for a variety of styles, but not as traditional in sound.
  • 2
    Metroline PJ 5 String Bass
    Metroline PJ 5 String Bass
    • Sadowsky
    A great range of P to J style tones. Modern electronics to boost the top and bottom end and help the bass fit into the mix.
  • 3
    Metroline Jazz Bass
    Metroline Jazz Bass
    • Sadowsky
    Great modern jazz bass tones, punchy and defined.
  • 4
    Custom Shop Precision Bass 59
    Custom Shop Precision Bass 59
    • Fender
    Old school traditional tones with lots of nuance from the pickup.
  • 5
    Stingray Classic
    Stingray Classic
    • Music Man
    Traditional stingray tone and electronics, punchy and round.
  • 6
    BB2025X
    BB2025X
    • Yamaha
    The p pickup is massive sounding, j pickup super punchy thick sound. Flaw: j with single cord hum a little bit. The pickups are a little bit more versatile.
  • 7
    Attitude II
    Attitude II
    • Yamaha
    Doesn't have an artificial EQ.
  • 8
    Attitude III
    Attitude III
    • Yamaha
    Resonant bass.
  • 9
    Starbass II
    Starbass II
    • Warwick
    Old school semi-hollow tones and slightly more middle of the road modern tones on offer too.
  • 10
    BBP35
    BBP35
    • Yamaha
    Great sounding bass. You can play so many styles with this bass.
  • 11
    4003
    4003
    • Rickenbacker
    Bright, punchy and surprisingly versatile. Can be made to sound a lot darker with etc arrive electronics on board.
  • 12
    California TM5
    California TM5
    • Sandberg
    Rich, modern or traditional tones from a versatile MM/J Pickup combination.
  • 13
    TRB6PII
    TRB6PII
    • Yamaha
    Quite exciting. Piezo gives it an almost acoustic guitar type sound, adds a little bit of edge or a little bit more definition when recording. Neutral tone of the pickups.
  • 14
    BBNE2
    BBNE2
    • Yamaha
    Recommendation: Learn the electronics of this bass, because it can go a lot further than you'd expect. Performs well on gigs.
  • 15
    Bongo 5
    Bongo 5
    • Music Man
    Punchy, versatile, modern and loads of EQ headroom.
  • 16
    BB2000
    BB2000
    • Yamaha
    Sound great. Great sounding pickup.
  • 17
    TRB JP2 (signature John Patitucci)
    TRB JP2 (signature John Patitucci)
    • Yamaha
    Pickups sound a little bit better. High quality.
  • 18
    Professional Precision Bass
    Professional Precision Bass
    • Fender
    A modern P Bass that can lend itself to more traditional or more modern contexts with the tone control.
  • 19
    Professional Jazz Bass
    Professional Jazz Bass
    • Fender
    A classy punchy jazz bass tone. Can range from modern to more traditional easily.
  • 20
    BB5000
    BB5000
    • Yamaha
    Great tones. Everything original. Tuners a little bit worn out.
  • 21
    BB735A
    BB735A
    • Yamaha
    They can make a difference, but they don't completely override the tone and have massive amounts of boost.
  • 22
    Vintera Precision Bass
    Vintera Precision Bass
    • Fender
    Old school, round and fat, with some added snap from the maple fingerboard
  • 23
    TRB6II
    TRB6II
    • Yamaha
    Powerful.
  • 24
    BB1025X
    BB1025X
    • Yamaha
    Really good basses, very solid great sounding pickups.
  • 25
    Player Precision Bass
    Player Precision Bass
    • Fender
    A P bass classic that can fit in to a modern or vintage sound scape.
  • 26
    Vintera 60s Jazz Bass
    Vintera 60s Jazz Bass
    • Fender
    Old school jazz bass tones.
  • 27
    Performer Mustang Bass
    Performer Mustang Bass
    • Fender
    Modern, punchy sounds. P/J type tones with a different twist.
  • 28
    TRB1006
    TRB1006
    • Yamaha
    Powerful.
  • 29
    Player Jazz Bass
    Player Jazz Bass
    • Fender
    A down-the-middle option that can range from classic to modern jazz bass tones
  • 30
    Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass
    Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass
    • Squier
    Another twist on the PJ sound, can be made to sound really dark with etc stacked tone controls.
  • 31
    Performer Jazz Bass
    Performer Jazz Bass
    • Fender
    A more aggressive jazz bass tone. Plenty of hi-mids. Not as many traditional tones on offer.
  • 32
    BB714BS
    BB714BS
    • Yamaha
    Sound isn't particularly exciting for him.
  • 33
    Performer Precision Bass
    Performer Precision Bass
    • Fender
    Aggressive, slightly more modern P bass tone.
  • 1
    Monarch Yin Yang Standard
  • 2
    Metroline PJ 5 String Bass
  • 3
    Metroline Jazz Bass
  • 4
    Custom Shop Precision Bass 59
  • 5
    Stingray Classic
  • 6
    BB2025X
  • 7
    Attitude II
  • 8
    Attitude III
  • 9
    Starbass II
  • 10
    BBP35
  • 11
    4003
  • 12
    California TM5
  • 13
    TRB6PII
  • 14
    BBNE2
  • 15
    Bongo 5
  • 16
    BB2000
  • 17
    TRB JP2 (signature John Patitucci)
  • 18
    Professional Precision Bass
  • 19
    Professional Jazz Bass
  • 20
    BB5000
  • 21
    BB735A
  • 22
    Vintera Precision Bass
  • 23
    TRB6II
  • 24
    BB1025X
  • 25
    Player Precision Bass
  • 26
    Vintera 60s Jazz Bass
  • 27
    Performer Mustang Bass
  • 28
    TRB1006
  • 29
    Player Jazz Bass
  • 30
    Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass
  • 31
    Performer Jazz Bass
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