recommend a bass - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,953
recommend a bass

Hi. Am going to buy a new Bass. Only being used for recording at home.
I read somewhere the Squier Basses are a great deal, and i do like the Ibanez Soundgear series but am open to everything. Whats the best bang for the buck on basses ?

Like to keep it under a K. Preferred range 6-700

dragsternj is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 1,641
Re: recommend a bass

Try the basses made by Dean, particularly the Edge Q5. Being a 5 string makes it more versatile, it has some EXCELLENT tone as standard (I DI'd one into a track and got nothing but praise for the bass tone), and, the crux for me, its a 35" scale bass, which means it has a much more taught, piano-like tone to it, and none of that annoying flubbiness in the low B.

Its even a nice bass for my admittedly limited slap technique. The only reason I wouldn't buy one would be if you were adamantly against getting a 5 string.
GuitarBizarre is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 01:20 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kent, UK
Posts: 289
Re: recommend a bass

try and find a late 80's early 90's MIJ Soundgear. You'll probably pay no more than what you would for a new Korean/Chinese SDGR and those earlier ones are beautiful, especially the active IBZ/USA Dimarzio pickup models. Gorgeous necks, especially the 5 string models which are the most comfortable 5 string neck I've ever played. Perfect string spacing and they cover all, no pun tended, bases
DJR is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: us
Posts: 13
Re: recommend a bass

I bought a Cort Curbow 4 string in 2000 and have never bought another bass since. In fact, there are only two more basses I want to own in my life ... a five string version and a fretless 4-string version of the very same guitar - ha!

This thing is incredible. Bartolini pickups, active EQ, "slap depth" control , and an infinitely accessible neck. A little weird balance when sitting and playing, but pretty lightweight and, honestly, just an incredible sounding bass. Highly recommended, and about $400 so it's right in your price range!
PlaidMouth is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 12:04 PM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 127
Re: recommend a bass

not mine but I'd jump on this in a hot second
fretless is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,953
Re: recommend a bass

thanks guys . Not sure about the fender bass. Is a bridge PU enough on a bass ?
dragsternj is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 03:46 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Orangevile, on, Canada
Posts: 324
Reviews: 3
Re: recommend a bass

i have a squier vm jazz bass, and love it. it can even cover metal territory.
IBZshredder is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 11:17 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: chicago
Posts: 236
Reviews: 18
Re: recommend a bass

MiM fenders are always a good idea.

I might also recommend an epi for that price, but they're fugly.
Jet9 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Bass Day: Squier Jazz Bass lerxst6 Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 0 10-19-2010 08:10 PM
FS. ESP LTD 7string, 8 string bass and headless bass sanitarium Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 3 06-21-2010 09:38 AM
FS:Ibanez Doug Wimbish 5 string bass and GK bass amp lhrocker Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 1 03-07-2007 12:17 AM
Generic Bass body into Jem bass Vai the god of Sound Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 8 08-24-2002 10:01 AM
Bass Playin' - Not sounding like a guitarist playing a Bass dwswift Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 6 12-24-2001 04:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome