#1
well, I could get a 5 string for Christmas, but I need to make a choice on which I want. I'm extremely picky about basses, and it needs to be under $600 (preferably under $550).

The site I'm looking at (www.axemusic.com, using because they are Canadian and ship everything to other parts of Canada, where I live), has these which I thought to be good.

http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=7&P_ID=17565&PT_ID=62
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=13&P_ID=17486&PT_ID=62
http://www.axemusic.com/product.asp?numRecordPosition=21&P_ID=3867&PT_ID=62
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Grind-Bass-Guitar-5-BXP-NTB-?sku=511362 (this one ships to Canada, may as well post)

what do you guys think?

I need one for metal. If you guys have any other recommendations please note I only want basses that have 35 inch scales and are neck-thru.

ALSO, if anybody knows a site that will ship ESP basses to Canada (and are in stock) please let me know


EDIT: sorry, forgot, anybody have experience with Steinberger basses? They seem neat and look pretty cool, but they kinda seem like just a novelty I may get bored of.
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Last edited by TheTortured at Dec 8, 2008,
#2
The SRX. Don't look at Steinberger basses.
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#3
The Grind, but only because I'm a Peavey fanboy. But the SRX505TK is good, too. It's really all down to the tone you like best and which one feels best to you.

Just curious, why are you dead-set on those two features?
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#4
The 35 inch scale because you don't get no flopping from the B string, the neck-thru because it has better sustain and it just feels more appealing
My Rig:
Yamaha RBX 375 bass
Peavey Millenium BXP bass (won at Summer Slaughter 2010, signed by all the bands)
Eden Nemesis NC410 320w combo amp
Check out Tyrannicide, my death/thrash metal band:
http://www.myspace.com/tyrannicidemetal
#5
My 34" Millennium doesn't have any flop on the B, but there's a little when you tune down. And as for the sustain, do a little searching and you'll see that the increased sustain on NT is debatable.

I'm not saying this to take the piss, just to make sure you don't limit yourself because of some things you heard somebody said were good.
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Peavey BAM 210 350w combo amp
Sansamp Bass Driver DI
Modded Ernie Ball VP Jr.
Monster Bass Cable, 21'

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#6
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My 34" Millennium doesn't have any flop on the B, but there's a little when you tune down. And as for the sustain, do a little searching and you'll see that the increased sustain on NT is debatable.

I'm not saying this to take the piss, just to make sure you don't limit yourself because of some things you heard somebody said were good.

this. though the consistently all access neck joint is great for the feel.
ESP isn't really worth the trouble.
all three of those Ibanez rock, I like the Ergodyne's feel a lot.
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