#1
I am an intermediate guitarist and i would like to buy a bass. I play hard rock/metal. Any suggestions for which bass to buy? Budget is around £250
#2
do you have an amp already? or any favorite bands? because rock and metal are very versatile styles.
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#3
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do you have an amp already? or any favorite bands? because rock and metal are very versatile styles.


I got given a little peavey starter amp which i'll keep for a bit. As for bands; Metallica, Dream Theater, AC/DC, Pantera, Machine Head. And some older stuff like The Who or Led Zep. I could do with a versitile bass
#4
Squier VM Jazz, will do those styles quite well
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#5
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Squier VM Jazz, will do those styles quite well

Yes, Jazz basses are great for any heavy music.
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#6
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Yes, Jazz basses are great for any heavy music.

the Fender basses are both good for any type of music, man. Stock stereotyping basses.

In anycase: the Jazz'll give you more attack and cut while the Precision will give you more umph and thump.
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Yes, Jazz basses are great for any heavy music.

I dont know wether your kidding or not.
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#9
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Thanks for the advice guys. What are the Ibanez and ESP basses like?


Well, Ibanez basses definitely seem more popular than ESPs.
For intermediate priced Basses, do check out Ibanez, Traben, Schecter(For around 500$, you could potentially pick up the Stiletto Elite) and perhaps Warwick RockBasses(I've never played one, so I won't wholeheartedly recommend one, but I've heard that they're quite solid). Perhaps a low-end or second hand Fender would suit your needs as well.
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#10
I would venture a Schecter, it gets a low pump that is a bit better at the ACDC (or Dream Theatre) style hard rock than a jazz IMO. if you do lean more the Zeppelin sound and style however, the jazz is a great option.
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