#1
I'm looking for a new Bass to get before I take Music for my GSCE's (next Year).

I tend to Play alternative styles (eg Muse, RHCP (their latest stuff) but dont want to be too resrticted from playing metal, Funk (Not slap, it isnt my style, and I suck at it ) or Classic Rock.

I thought this Gibson was a Good idea however I'm not so sure...

Any recomendations?

By the way I wont be playing any Screamo, The Heaviest songs I like are A7X's City of evil songs.
#2
Ibanez Srx'es are pretty good, don't know about the Gibsons though. Haven't got any experience with them
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Ibanez Srx'es are pretty good, don't know about the Gibsons though. Haven't got any experience with them


I was hoping something a bit more Pricey for some reason. My current bass is the Same price but its more of a slapping bass than a Finger or pick playing bass.

Thanks though

EDIT - I'll look for some £500 - £600 Bass's of the Ibanez Brand.

If they are more value for money than gibson Basses I must have a look

Secong EDIT - FYI I prefer 4 Strings than 5,6, or even 8.

had a look at the SRX's, Cant say I'm too impressed.

The Gibson I found has a really dark Tone to it, Which I'm really fond of, Sounds beautiful with Dry Distortion.
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#5
Unless you really like the sound or feel of them, don't bother with a Gibson. Even then, stay away from anything with those 3 point bridges.
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Unless you really like the sound or feel of them, don't bother with a Gibson. Even then, stay away from anything with those 3 point bridges.


Why Should I stay away from a 3 Point Bridge?
#7
Maybe a low-end Spector or something? Or a MIM Fender or similar?

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Why Should I stay away from a 3 Point Bridge?


Can someone please answer this?
#9
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Can someone please answer this?

They have a tendency to fly off at random. They also don't do much for the sound, but then neither do the gibson mudbuckers (yup I'm biased). If you're a guitar player, this may seem confusing as their guitars are rather good, but almost every gibson and epiphone bass ever made has been a big pile of crap, so I'd advise staying away.

Good bass brands for your range would be Schecter, Ibanez and Fender, so go to a guitar shop and try a few of those out and see what you think!
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#11
Try Schecters and Yamahas.

The Yamaha BB are very well built, classic tone and well within your price range.
But you should try every bass you're advised before you buy.
#12
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For £650 you might be able to get a Warwick Corvette Standard, they are truly brilliant basses suited to any genre.

+1
If you could get a Warwick, they really are amazing basses, but like anything else, try it out first. Fender is always a solid choice, maybe look at used instruments too, you can generally find perfectly good, previously owned high end instruments for low prices if you look hard enough.
#14
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For £650 you might be able to get a Warwick Corvette Standard, they are truly brilliant basses suited to any genre.


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You could probably find a used one easily enough
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#15
sterling by musicman ray34 or sb14, iv played both and now own the sb14 and it plays like a dream, great sounding and very versatile.
#16
the Quality of Gibson guitars does not add up the the quality of their basses. For that price I would look at Spector, Schectersr, or a MIM Fender
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#18
Ive always liked the few gibsons ive played.
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