#1
whats the difference? i mean like from fender to ibanez to w/e and stuff....
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#3
Try out the different brands and see for yourself.

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#4
Well they all make basses differently, it's effectively the same has having different brands of cereal. Not really sure what your trying to get from this thread though to be honest, do you want a detail description of each company? Because they all have websites.
#5
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Try out the different brands and see for yourself.

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EDIT: loll i didnt read the post correctly and typed the wrong stuff in

yeaah anyway, just go try a few
#6
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Try out the different brands and see for yourself.

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i'd love to try them out.. but i cant... my local store wont let me.. bunch of f*ck....
and i dont have money to buy like a bunch just to try them out = =" and i dont really know anyone who plays bass that i can borrow from.... sucks to be me i know


EDIT: i just wanna know what you guys think... i mean like based on experience... whats the difference? in tone, or anything... you know
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#7
Well, what type of music do you play, what do you currently have? All the usual jazz we need but are never given.

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#8
Every model of bass sounds different and feel different to play.

The manufacturers generally have a bit of flavour that all their models have. For example, Warwick basses tend to have a very specific feel and tone.
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#9
well i just started bass a few months ago... all ive got is a fender replica which ive basically destroyed HAHA... i believe it's a SX brand bass... i think.. cuz i basically destroyed the headstock and the entire neck by painting it with black paint Haha
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#10
this may not be what you're looking for but i was just going to say that brands like ibanez or ESP make basses more tendered towards metal and fender is more classic rock
I love ESP
#11
Then go on a day trip to the biggest store around. Play evreything, dont limit yourself.
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#12
im sorry ... but honestly ive never played a ibanez/warwick/real fender or whatever... = ="
i live in asia.. good guitars cost a buttload
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#13
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i'd love to try them out.. but i cant... my local store wont let me.. bunch of f*ck....
and i dont have money to buy like a bunch just to try them out = =" and i dont really know anyone who plays bass that i can borrow from.... sucks to be me i know


EDIT: i just wanna know what you guys think... i mean like based on experience... whats the difference? in tone, or anything... you know


WTF
Then how can they expect that someone buys something. I mean I wouldn't buy a car before I did a test drive, so why would I buy an instrument without trying it before I buy.

Tell them that example or just stop buying stuff from them and let them go Insolvency (I know my english is horrible).

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#14
I concur that if you can't try them out, you can't make an informed decision. Maybe try calling around, see if there are any shops that will let you try before you buy. If there are pawnbrokers in your area, try them too. The ones around here have used instruments.

But, to answer your question from my experience, some brands to consider: Ibanez, Fender/Squier, ESP, Schecter

Brands to avoid: Dean, Gibson/Epiphone
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#15
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I concur that if you can't try them out, you can't make an informed decision. Maybe try calling around, see if there are any shops that will let you try before you buy. If there are pawnbrokers in your area, try them too. The ones around here have used instruments.

But, to answer your question from my experience, some brands to consider: Ibanez, Fender/Squier, ESP, Schecter

Brands to avoid: Dean, Gibson/Epiphone


another brand to consider would be Spector or Yamaha
#16
First off, what kind of store doesn't let its customers try out their guitar? Unless of course, you go in and just ask to try it out.

The difference is most importantly on the sound they produce, which depends on the style you play / want to play. Other factors include durability, finish, looks, among others.
#17
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Well they all make basses differently, it's effectively the same has having different brands of cereal. Not really sure what your trying to get from this thread though to be honest, do you want a detail description of each company? Because they all have websites.


+1.

its like cereal.

u gotta try em all before you know what u like best.

i like coco pebbles...mmmm
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#18
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another brand to consider would be Spector or Yamaha


I'd also consider Yamaha - they make great entry level electric basses. Living in Asia, wouldn't there be a lot of Asian brands available to play?
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#19
yea.. yamaha guitars thats pretty much all ive seen.. and a bunch of guitars "MADE IN CHINA" ... not exactly very pleasing....
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#20
I notion that some make a thread to get sticked that would cover all ranges of guitar brands, amps, pickups, etc into one post/thread. That would be AWESOME and very useful.

As for major brands, we have:
Dean, ESP, Fender (and the cheaper Squier by Fender), Ibanez, Music Man, Peavey, Rickenbacker, Schecter, Spector, and Yamaha.

From what I gather, Fender is an all-around sound that everyone seems to love, though I haven't tried out a high-priced American-made one yet. I own an Ibanez, they're mostly tailored to rock and heavy stuff which isn't my cup of tea, but is a solid bass, ESP is in the same vein here. Rickenbacker basses are very expensive but are suppose sound amazing and be top-of-the-line instruments. Music Man also sell fair expense basses and as a thread I started recently, people seem to absolutely love them with no negative things to say.
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#21
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I notion that some make a thread to get sticked that would cover all ranges of guitar brands, amps, pickups, etc into one post/thread. That would be AWESOME and very useful.

Dunno if anyone else would put the effort in , but I'd contribute my (admittedly limited) knowledge. Just think though, if someone makes a "should I buy this bass" thread, we can just give them the link.
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#22
Whatever happened to doing your own research? There'll be soundclips everywhere for most instruments, amps, pickups, effects through google, and most of the things about them are down to personal taste- from feel to tone. One person's metal tone may be someone elses indie tone, for example. I personally don't think a thread would help out that much, and nothing beats doing your own research.
#23
Threads like this make no sense...there are literally hundreds of manufacturers, each with between 3 and 30 different models. Obviously only 30-40 manufacturers are widely known, but that still leaves a couple hundred basses that you're asking about.
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#24
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yea.. yamaha guitars thats pretty much all ive seen.. and a bunch of guitars "MADE IN CHINA" ... not exactly very pleasing....


What part of Asia do you live in? I'm sure there's heaps of cool brands that we haven't heard of. As for the "MADE IN CHINA" thing who really cares? Lots of cool stuff is made in China.

Did you find a Yamaha that you liked?
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#25
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yea.. yamaha guitars thats pretty much all ive seen.. and a bunch of guitars "MADE IN CHINA" ... not exactly very pleasing....


However, they did make a John Myung signature for a fair while, which is supposed to be very good.
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#27
This is one of those questions that make me think, that if you have that much problem making informed decisions or observations that joining a religious cult is an obvious choice.

Take your musical preferences, get to a store and tell the local sales folks. I have x amount of money to spend, I like this type of music, so show me some basses. The local shops where I frequent (non-GC) are more willing to let younger players try out more expensive stuff once they build a relationship. So buy a few lower end items (strings, straps, cables) from your local and esp. in this economy, you make see them a bit more willing to pay attention to you.