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vikes_28
03-25-2010, 03:42 PM
I'm looking at buying a new bass guitar. I currently have a 5 string soundgear. It works well, but the finish is starting to crack. I would still use the 5 string for songs that my band plays where I need that 5th string. But there are a good majority of them in which we do not. I do a lot of worship, so the 5 string works well for that. But a 4 string would work better for my band. Here are the basses I have picked out. And don't mind the prices, the store that I buy my guitars at take 20% off manufacturer price.

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0135760306

http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0136760306

http://www.ibanez.com/BassGuitars/model-SRT800DX

Edit: If anyone can think of a bass that they really like or anything like that, then let me know, and I will +rep you.

keylime_5
03-25-2010, 03:44 PM
Fender P Bass is the all around best bass guitar you can get. Can't go wrong with that or the Jazz Bass. Both are excellent guitars. When someone says "bass guitar" the image of a Fender bass is the one that pops into most people's heads.

fenikz
03-25-2010, 03:45 PM
i think we've been over this but i have the same bass as you, i dont know **** about basses though

MiWolves
03-25-2010, 04:51 PM
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SCESTC5
This guitar is a bargain for 500 bucks. Sounds like a 1000 dollar guitar

vikes_28
03-25-2010, 04:56 PM
http://www.zzounds.com/item--SCESTC5
This guitar is a bargain for 500 bucks. Sounds like a 1000 dollar guitar

not a fan of schecter. And I also said that I want a 4 string.

Addict
03-25-2010, 04:59 PM
fender P is probably the best way to go...

but what you could also do:

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get that one.

StripedWalrus
03-26-2010, 02:47 AM
http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/60500/Bass-Fish-Guitar--60819.jpg

the dude
03-26-2010, 08:23 AM
i got a warwick corvette 4 string. great tone, awesome finish and playing comfort. also quite cheap

http://www.mansons.co.uk/shopping/images/items/692/692_1_medium.jpg

BoneKrusher
03-26-2010, 10:07 AM
i'm looking into a 1965 Fender P Bass myself thats been modified with pickups so i'd also say Fender P.

killxswitch
03-29-2010, 10:38 AM
I have a Carvin neck-thru 4 string that is a beaut. Natural finish, super-hot pickups but they're passive so you don't need a battery, nice slick neck and fretboard. I like it a lot. They're expensive new, but I got mine used in perfect condition at Guitar Center.

Jvig43
03-29-2010, 02:10 PM
not a fan of schecter. And I also said that I want a 4 string.

Whoa schecter basses or just schecter in general? I have a schcecter guitar and its amazing, I was actually looking into buying a bass guitar from schecter. Are their basses bad?

McBain
03-29-2010, 08:46 PM
http://img3.musiciansfriend.com/dbase/pics/products/regular/3/4/8/471348.jpg

gibson thunderbird. or if you don't have th emoney get the epiphone knockoff.

vikes_28
03-29-2010, 10:26 PM
Whoa schecter basses or just schecter in general? I have a schcecter guitar and its amazing, I was actually looking into buying a bass guitar from schecter. Are their basses bad?

Guitars yes, basses no. I wouldn't say they are bad, but they are not my style.

senormysterioso
03-29-2010, 10:32 PM
The best bass I've ever played/recorded/heard was a hohner fretless. That thing sounded fricken amazing. Such mellow and smooth tone.

Paranoidmoonduck
03-29-2010, 10:36 PM
Of those three, that Precision Bass is would be my selection. That said, if we're talking about any bass around that price mark, I'd consider going after a used bass. You can find a lot of nice used bass' around that cost that would normally be $1500-2500 instruments.

I own a 5-string active Warwick Corvette that cost me $675.

vikes_28
04-15-2010, 01:19 PM
http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0135760306


This is the one I decided on.

General Zod
04-15-2010, 01:25 PM
This is the one I decided on.

sweetness

you cant go wrong with Fender.

BoneKrusher
04-15-2010, 01:29 PM
This is the one I decided on.

Nice, i like active.

i bought a 1965 Fender P bass that had been modified which had been refinished with active pickups and a badass bridge, its sweet man.

i'll post pics later today.

Addict
04-15-2010, 04:17 PM
Nice, i like active.

i bought a 1965 Fender P bass that had been modified which had been refinished with active pickups and a badass bridge, its sweet man.

i'll post pics later today.

This is the one I decided on.

I want to konw what kind of jobs you guys have. That's some expensive hardware.

fenikz
04-15-2010, 04:27 PM
don't you love that new guitar felling or bass in your case

vikes_28
04-15-2010, 04:49 PM
I want to konw what kind of jobs you guys have. That's some expensive hardware.

My job is being in a band. I'm not paying for it, my band is. It's not 899.99 like it says on fender.com, our supplier actually got it to us for just under $500.

Oh and the bass won't look like that. It will have a blue body with a white pick guard. Awesome!

BoneKrusher
04-15-2010, 09:57 PM
I want to konw what kind of jobs you guys have. That's some expensive hardware.


lol
i got this sweet bass for $400.00 bucks, the guy who owened it before me modified the thing and ruined the collectors Value.

w/o being modified this bass could sell for anywhere from 3000 to 5000 dollars.
Plays Great!
http://i39.tinypic.com/wcitd1.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/jr7c6d.jpg

vikes_28
04-15-2010, 10:00 PM
lol
i got this sweet bass for $400.00 bucks, the guy who owened it before me modified the thing and ruined the collectors Value.

w/o being modified this bass could sell for anywhere from 3000 to 5000 dollars.
Plays Great!
http://i39.tinypic.com/wcitd1.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/jr7c6d.jpg

Your couch looks about the same age as the bass. :)

Love the bass though!

Those strings look terrible. be sure to get some new ones...

BoneKrusher
04-15-2010, 10:05 PM
Your couch looks about the same age as the bass. :)

Love the bass though!

yep the basement couch is antique as well.:)
like the old stuff, they dont make em like that anymore. The bass is a 1965, its dated on the original pickups and underneath the neck plate.

oh and those strings have killer tone on my Trace Elliott rig. (imagine the sound with new set.)

vikes_28
04-15-2010, 10:08 PM
yep the basement couch is antique as well.:)
like the old stuff, they dont make em like that anymore. The bass is a 1965, its dated on the original pickups and underneath the neck plate.

make sure you change the strings!!!

BoneKrusher
04-15-2010, 10:11 PM
make sure you change the strings!!!

oh yeah, its gonna have an even more awesome sound with a new set of strings.
did you notice the sabine tuner he mounted above the pickguard? thats the things that hurt the value of the bass, but man i'm telling you, its an awesome playin motha.

BoneKrusher
04-15-2010, 10:18 PM
Of those three, that Precision Bass is would be my selection. That said, if we're talking about any bass around that price mark, I'd consider going after a used bass. You can find a lot of nice used bass' around that cost that would normally be $1500-2500 instruments.

I own a 5-string active Warwick Corvette that cost me $675.

those warwick basses or badass.

i have a friend who has a 95 warwick with a green finish and it plays great, made in germany.