Poll: Which bass is better for stepping up from beginner?
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The Ibanez
11 33%
The Fender
20 61%
I have a better suggestion (post)
2 6%
Voters: 33.
#1
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-ATK300-Electric-Bass-?sku=511834
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-FSR-Standard-J-Bass?sku=517887

This isn't really something in the near future, seeing as I'm broke, and would get a new amp before a new bass anyways, but as far as stepping up from a beginner bass (Ibanez GSR 190), which would be the better of the two to choose? I play Punk, Grunge, Garage, some Alternative.... again, this isn't something in the near future, more curiousity than anything.
#2
squier vintage modified 70s jazz bass


imo, better than any fender jazz i played (except MIA and Highway One) and half the price. best investment i ever made.

EDIT: http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Jazz-Bass?sku=519639
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#3
Jazz Bass, most definitely.
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#4
I thought this thread was going to be about tuning up to F or F# or something

Fender all the way!
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#5
Fender, or the 70s VM squier
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#6
For what you want to play, the Ibanez.

But if it were me I'd probably get the Jazz.



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#7
Quote by EuBoat
For what you want to play, the Ibanez.

I've seen J-basses in death metal, dude. They're probably the most versatile instruments I've ever seen
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#8
Grunge, punk and garage are genres the ATK will probably be better than a Jazz. The ATK is also very versatile, so it'll be great as well, if you're playing something different
So unless you really want the "jazz-sound", get the ATk, imo.

You should check out both first, though. An ATK's neck is quite a bit thicker than a Jazz bass it's neck.
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#9
Ugh, confusing replies. So far, from what I've gathered, the Fender is the preferred of the two instruments, but the Ibanez is more recommended for me personally?
#10
Quote by travislausch
I've seen J-basses in death metal, dude. They're probably the most versatile instruments I've ever seen
I know, right. I do own one and I play a fair bit of metal . But TS for the genres you said you play,
Punk, Grunge, Garage, some Alternative....
I think the punchier, thicker sound of the ATK would be more suited to you. I am not saying that the Jazz can't fit in those genres, but IMO the ATK is better for that sort of sound.



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#11
The Fender, you get an iPod!!!
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#12
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The Fender, you get an iPod!!!

??? explain that plum boy.

I'd get the jazz if it was me for those, mostly because from humbuckers I like to dial in a sharper sound than I do with single coils.

it depends all on you however, what do you want?
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#13
I'd get the ATK. It's got a much tighter feel than the jazz bass, especially with a maple neck. The switch on it also gives it a variety of tones adding to the flexibility of the bass. You can't go wrong with the ATK, it's one of the best basses for the money out there.
#14
I also started on a GSR190.

This afternoon I went at my local music store and tried the ATK.

20 minutes later I decided to buy it, and I've been playing since

I just love it, it's really a huge upgrade, I knew it would be one, but I just didn't think it would be so much better. And I think it's quite versatile, with the bass/mid/treble boost/cut knobs and the pickup switch, but I've never played a jazz bass so my vision of versatility might not be totally right :p

The only advice I can give you is to try it, because it's a different feeling, but I don't think you'd be disappointed if you bought it blindly, especially considering the genres you're playing.
Last edited by Djaganath at Jul 18, 2009,