#1
I was just wondering what makes of bass people thought were the best.
I have an Ashton (great to start with because it was cheap) that was my first bass and I keep as a practice but now I'm obsessed with my Warwick.

When I was buying a bass I obviously tried a few different ones and got different opinions from people I know so I was wondering:
a) What genre do you play (primarily)?
b) What make do you play/prefer?

I play Metal and I'm into Warwicks and Spectors.
Also I personanally hate Fenders. I've heard that BC Rich and Schector is rubbish too but I wanted to see what others thought.

#2
edit your post before people see the fender hate..it's for your own good.

and i don't exactly understand your question

if you are asking what are the best bass manufacturers, it depends on your price range...for them rich ppl the ritters are probably the best (got to play one at namm ) they range from 2000 to 7000....

but for us normal folk im sorry to say(for you) fender makes some damn good basses
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#3
well it's obvious fender are the best manufacturer, they wouldn't have made the 2 most popular basses in the world otherwise.
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#5
Stopping right now.

He doesn't like Fender's, if you do that's fine, just don't shove it down his throat.

That being said, I like Spector, Peavey, Fender, Ibanez and Warwick.
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Stopping right now.

He doesn't like Fender's, if you do that's fine, just don't shove it down his throat.

That being said, I like Spector, Peavey, Fender, Ibanez and Warwick.


who's shoving it down his throat?

he asked our opinions and we're giving them
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That being said, I like Spector, Peavey, Fender, Ibanez and Warwick.


Other than Peavey, which I have no experience with, I feel the same way. Also, I'd add Schecter
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#9
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who's shoving it down his throat?

he asked our opinions and we're giving them


Never said you were.
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#10
I'm not that big on Fenders either. I've only owned 2, but they both had truss rod problems. The first was completely defective and the other was partially stripped. Although, to be fair, it was probably just bad luck on my part.

I play a bit of everything and I like Mosers. They attract a lot of attention and are pretty solid instruments.
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#11
Personally, I'm a fan of Peavey, Traben, Schecter, Greg Bennett/Samick, Fender, and Warrior. That's not to say that's all I like, though....those are just my favorites.
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#12
Traben, Fender, Peavey, and Ibanez all make solid basses. I've been hit or miss with Schecters, but maybe thats just bad luck. At the upper end, Warwick, Spector, Musicman, Rickenbacker and Steinberger (even if they're so damn hard to find).
#13
Not personally big on fenders but they're just not for me. dont' like the feel. I mainly play my schecter now, despite what my signature currently says. too lazy to change it. I also own a Dean(starter bass) a samick(6-string bass. would love it if it didn't do this weird chorus effect on frets 10-14) Ibanez(MIJ 4-string, love the neck but the schecter has the tone i need right now) All good basses in their respects. Dean as a starter only i think though.
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#14
for my usual desired sound: Warwick

for that vintage thump or bump I do desire once and a while: Fender

for that smooth bassy sound: Ibanez
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#15
I play mostly classic rock, and I love my Fender Jazz. I can understand that not everyone likes Fender (The same can be said about any manufacturer), but you really can't knock it. Fenders fit in pretty much anywhere, and you know what you're getting when you buy one.
#16
I am a devoted Fender man, plus my idol Stu Hamm plays fender, and he is incredible. Warwick's really nice as well, and so are Alembic.
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#17
Fender may have invented the electric bass guitar but Mr. Fender himself sold the company and went on to make better basses, MUSICMAN basses. Riks are pretty sweet also
#18
I'm a prog/metal/alt-rock guy and my favs are Ibanez, Musicman, Lakland, Warwick. I haven't played a Ric yet but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one someday.
#19
of the ones i have played, warwick, ibanez and rickenbacker.
personaly i'm not too keen on fenders, i just don't like the feel of them
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#20
I don't like Fenders too much either.

For metal, I love ESP, even the cheaper ones are made really well.
I like Warwick too, but you pay for the name more than the bass.
#21
Oh No you dont, Warwicks are quality instruments and i mean quality. I wouldnt think twice about putting 3 grand on one, if i had the money and knew if i could live with the neck.
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#22
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I was just wondering what makes of bass people thought were the best.
I have an Ashton (great to start with because it was cheap) that was my first bass and I keep as a practice but now I'm obsessed with my Warwick.

When I was buying a bass I obviously tried a few different ones and got different opinions from people I know so I was wondering:
a) What genre do you play (primarily)?
b) What make do you play/prefer?

I play Metal and I'm into Warwicks and Spectors.
Also I personanally hate Fenders. I've heard that BC Rich and Schector is rubbish too but I wanted to see what others thought.


It's SCHECTER and try not to go off of what you hear. I own a Schecter and it out-plays most Warwicks I've touched, save for the Thumbs. Has a damn nice growl, too.

Also, for more vintage-y tones, I do prefer Fender. Jazz basses, specifically.
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#24
I like Musicman basses and Fenders. Good versitile instruments.

Ibanez is great for the price. I'm not huge on the looks, but they are solid instruments.
#25
I play jazz, funk, rock and hard rock and i like mah fenders and warwicks.
Wouldn't mind a stingray though....
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#26
Fenders, EBMMs, and G&Ls. Leo got it right.
They don't really work for metal though, Ibbys work best for that.
All IMO, of course.