I think I’m about to hop onto an R.E.M. kick. Prepare for more soon. They created so many fun, uptempo songs in the 80s. Most have really distinctive bass lines. But I have to admit, I can make sense of any of their lyrics.
I’m using a modified 2021 Harley Benton PB-20 SBK Bass + Fender Rumble Stage 800 amp. DI out direct to GarageBand.
You can read about the mods on my HB bass here: https://mcbass.band/gear-bass-guitars/2021-harley-benton-pb-20-sbk/
It is a shockingly inexpensive bass that I picked up as a modding platform. I purchased mine here and saved on shipping by buying 2 instruments at the same time: https://www.thomannmusic.com/harley_benton_pb_20_sbk_standard_series.htm