#1
My current bass is falling apart, though it was a cheap, crappy starter anyways, so I'm going to buy a new bass come this October, and I'm looking into 5-string basses, around 300 - 500 USD.

What would you guys say would be good basses to look into for that price range? I'm also lookin for a new amp so don't hesitate to leave an amp suggestion. Thanks!
#3
If your going to save up $50 you might aswell save up $80 and get http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SR505-Bass?sku=517942 .

However, for the exact limit of your budget I would recommend this http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SR405QM-Soundgear-5String-Bass?sku=511826

Though Amer91's suggestion is very nice also =).

I'de recommend the Ibanez EDB 555 also, but I can't find it listed anywhere. I own the bass and I'm absolutely in love with it, but I'm biased.
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#5
Get a better amp before a bass, that's where you'll notice a HUGE improvement in sound. As for basses in that price range... you can't go wrong with an Ibanez, Peavey, or Schecter.
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Get a better amp before a bass, that's where you'll notice a HUGE improvement in sound. As for basses in that price range... you can't go wrong with an Ibanez, Peavey, or Schecter.


but his bass is falling apart...
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#7
Schecter Stiletto Custom 5, I love mine.
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#9
I have a Peavey Millennium 5 BXP, it's a great bass for the money (or anything under about $1000 dollars, in my opinion).
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jazz bass.

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I have a Peavey Millennium 5 BXP, it's a great bass for the money (or anything under about $1000 dollars, in my opinion).


It is indeed a good bass, but how can you tell when you run it into a terrible guitar amp?
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#11
i would look for a used Fender Jazz V MIM. street price should be around $300. it's not quite as easy to play as the Ibanez's and Schecter's because of its wider neck and string spacing but, the tone is superior, IMO.
#12
I bought my Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 on Ebay for $350 and man it sounds pretty darn good for the price. I just got it back from setup today and I cant put it down. I run it through a B200 and they both sound so meaty and delicious together
#14
Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll look up all the basses and narrow my choices.
#16
save up a little more and get a ibanez ATK305, best 5 string bass for under $1000 in my opinion. The only other 5 string bass I would say to look @ in this price range would be the schecter stilettos.