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Join date: Jul 2013
10 IQ
Hi everyone there! Im playing alternative rock/metal in my band and i want to pick a second bass, i cant decide between Ibanez SR370 (maple body, active 3 band EQ), Squier Delux Jazz bass(basswood body, active 3 band EQ) and Squier VM Jazz Bass (maple body, passive electronics). What should i pick? I like them all. :C My band's lightest song can be compared with Paramore or something and the heaviest ones with the band Red, Breaking Benjamin, something like that. Please help!
The Enigma
Join date: Jun 2010
67 IQ
Either would be appropriate. Depends on your personal preference in terms of how they play and sound (both instruments produce a sound you might find in the bands you listed).
Spare a Cow
Eat a Vegan
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2008
274 IQ
It's all about taste! I love the jazz bass, I have two Fenders (mexican and american) and I know squiers are most of the time, an even quality. In my opinion the Jazz bass is allround and a good buy for the future. The only thing I know about the Ibanez SR370 is that I love them for the warm deep sound, I love to use these bass guitars for Funk and old school hard rock... But back to the first sentence, it's all about taste!
oh the horror!
Join date: Aug 2006
330 IQ
I played an Ibby SR and now own Fender Jazz and both work well for alt-rock. I like the neck better on the Jazz myself, and that is what it will really come down to--which one is more playable in your hands.