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    My obsession with Alembic basses has moved to wal basses...I know, I don't have cheap taste in instruments:s

    Anyway, What's my best bet for a super cheapish wal-like tone? I know, that sounds like the biggest nopob question, but ofcourse I'm not expecting to come close the the tone of a $3000 wal bass for $400. That's just the type of tone I'm aiming for, to give you guys an idea. Describing a tone (gnarly, bite, middsy, deep, etc) is an even worse way of trying to make clear what I'm after imo.

    Anyway, I was thinking something along the lines of these options:

    SBMM Ray4. Gets decent reviews, But I haven't tried one myself yet. Maybe with a new pu/preamp if at all needed. Though I guess any upgrade worth while might jack up the total price to where I'm better off getting a used MM Stingray...Right? 

    G&L L series. the L-1500 caught my eye, though I guess it'd make sense to spend the little extra for the hb/hb model if I wanna come a little closer to something remotely wal-ish sounding

    Whadda you guys think? Cheers.

     


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      thom wrote:

      My obsession with Alembic basses has moved to wal basses...I know, I don't have cheap taste in instruments:s

      Anyway, What's my best bet for a super cheapish wal-like tone?


      i'm not sure off board electronics can replicate the sound of the gods.

       

      nothing sounds like a Wal. 

      You added another useless post...who could ask for more? - BMAL
      I actually just realised what a dumb thread this is - bassaussie
      What a stupid thread. - bassaussie
      Tall Girl was everything a HCBF thread should be. - ivanthetrble
      Take care of yourself...and each other. - jerry springer

      you have brave ballz of cast iron to fight the trog forces of haTE. - boy#152

      and after you're finished, you say-
      Ooh, what a lovely teaparty

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        Jazz Ad commented
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        First you need an ACG dual filter preamp for electronics.

        Then pickups that sound clear AND ballsy. Several people make pickups in the style of Wal, with individual magnets and coils.



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