#1
im upgrading from an Ibanez gsr200 that ive owned for about 1 year now, i started playing guitar first so bass was fairly easy to pick up on. anyway its a decent bass but im looking for something in the 350-650 dollar range, im a fan of thin necks, im considering a fender or a schecter but i dont know too much about bass guitar companies and what the good brands are.

im into hardcore music like Underoath, The Used, and Haste the day.

any suggestions?
#2
You have quite a nice range for what you are willing to spend.
For what you listen to, I would hav to suggest you take a look at Schecters, and for extreme speed, Ibanez's. Particularly look at the SR series in Ibanez, and look at the stillettos and hellraisers on schecter.
Do you want 4 or 5 strings?
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#3
Schecter basses are quite nice. I have a Studio 4 and have no major complaints about it. If you're a guitar player doubling on bass then it is probably all you'll need. Ibanez is also good. But keep in mind if I had to own one instrument I would choose one with a 2 octave neck over a 20 fret neck. That alone takes most Fenders out of the picture for me, even though they are nice instruments.
#8
underoath and the used are not hardcore.

underoath is post-screamo
the used is emo
haste the day is...eh...borderline hardcore.

anyway i got an Ibanez SDGR 6 string bass and the neck is thinner than the guitar i have.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SR506-Soundgear-6String?sku=515058 that is the bass i own and it is beautiful. didnt need to be set up at all or anything.

i think they make a similar 4 string version. either way ibanez is a great brand, especially for the price range.
Ibanez S7521qm 7 string
Ibanez S771pb
Fender Jaguar HH Special
PRS SE Custom 24 7 string
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
#9
Im refering to the first album by the used, the one that had meaningful lyrics, and by hardcore i mean fast paced but not so fast as metal, more brutal.

but i dont really believe in labeling a bands style,
#10
*facepalm* why would you even try to call the used hardcore?

try ibanez basses
Ibanez S7521qm 7 string
Ibanez S771pb
Fender Jaguar HH Special
PRS SE Custom 24 7 string
Epiphone Les Paul Custom