#1
Hi..

Im basically setting up a small studio at home and am getting all the essential equipment....

And since im not a bass player ..im not really well versed on the good bass guitars out there...

Im looking for something within 200£ (400 USD) ....ill be using it mainly for recording purposes ...so im not really going for looks ....i just want good sound quality....
#2
Squier Vintage Modified jazz.

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#4
Actually that's $297 USD

The FAQ isn't very helpful in this area.

I'd say either a Squier P-bass special, or an SX P/J bass.
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#6
It's a good bass, definitely, but the recording tone is a bit bland don't you think? I haven't had much luck with them... (there are two in my family's practice area at the moment)
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#7
Try a Traben Array or a Yamaha RBX270
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#8
I'm not seeing the RBX270 on musician's friend, but the 170 looks like a viable option too.

TS for general recording a passive P/J pickup combination is what you want to have. You can get the tone similar to most any tone, and the rest can be done post-recording.
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#9
What's the price of the 370? I picked up a 375 (5 string version) for a little over $400 and it's great, try look and see how much that is in england?
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#12
Either SX, used or really anything with some WKREK eq setup should work.
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Either SX, used or really anything with some WKREK eq setup should work.


sorry dude ..but whats WKREK ?
#14
Anything with a really COOL eq setup should work.
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#17
Yeah, epiphone thunderbirds suck, i vote for the squier VMJ too. Or see if you can get an OLP stingray copy, but one of the later versions if possible (which are good to start with), and mod it with an afetrmarket pickup like a seymour duncan or something when you have the money.
#18
If i were you, id go for a P-bass. Maybe a used MiM. Jazzes are great and all, i own one lol but if your going for a recording sound a P-bass, i think would be the best. In my opinion a Jazz bass or an active bass has too many options of tone for someone who isnt familiar with bass and bass eq while a P-bass, you can get a nice fat, bassey tone out of it.
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If i were you, id go for a P-bass. Maybe a used MiM. Jazzes are great and all, i own one lol but if your going for a recording sound a P-bass, i think would be the best. In my opinion a Jazz bass or an active bass has too many options of tone for someone who isnt familiar with bass and bass eq while a P-bass, you can get a nice fat, bassey tone out of it.



hey ...thanks but that right there is rocket science for me ...how is an active bass different from a jazz bass ? it would really help if you can gimme brand examples of each
#20
And active bass just means that the electronics in the bass are active and have a separate EQ
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#22
Squier VM J
Ibanez SR300

my 2 suggestions. as lovely as that Epiphone is, I would advise against it.
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Squier VM J
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my 2 suggestions. as lovely as that Epiphone is, I would advise against it.

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#24
Another option is a good octave shifting pedal.

300$ won't buy you a really good bass unless you buy used, but for 100-200$ you could get a good pitch shifting pedal used, just use it to shift your guitar's pitch down, and voila, passable bass.
#25
^ $200 would be better spent on a used bass. A guitar through an octaver does not sound like a bass.

And guys, I'd like to point out that it's $300, not $400.
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#26
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I love these things. £200 for a 5 string with PJ pick ups, a reliable name (forget what happened with the RBX 375 pre-amp problem) and a solid instrument for most genres.