#1
Hey guys,

My bassist is looking for a decent bass for hard rock/metal stuff. Any suggestions? He's on a really tight budget so I would say nothing over $400. Thanks!
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#4
Ibanez has a few
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#5
Ibanez
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Schecter Stiletto Series
Rockbass by Warwick

To name a few of the best
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Ibanez, Schecter (i dont really like them but a lot of people do), and Traben should all work fine.
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#7
Any bass made of heavy wood I'd say... But you can never go wrong with a P-bass, it fits for every genre!
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#8
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Series-P-Bass?sku=510424
Take care of that bass and it will take care of you. It goes for most styles, but especially the rock/metal genre. The best part is, it's crazy low price gives you more money for a good amp! And that's the big part with a bass guitar, you need an amp that can do as much as your bass, and that's not cheap.

You could also get an Ibanez soundgear, sweet, cheap, punchy.
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Any bass made of heavy wood I'd say... But you can never go wrong with a P-bass, it fits for every genre!


P-bass fails at metal IMO...

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Try Spector, Schecter, Rockbass by Warwick, or Ibanez.
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#11
A squier VM would be fine, Ibanez (like a GSR200), Schecter, or Traben (the Array series is quite good for the price)
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P-bass fails at metal IMO...

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Try Spector, Schecter, Rockbass by Warwick, or Ibanez.


Steve Harris of Iron Maiden uses on P basses. They can work very well in metal. It just isn't the standard like it is in some other genres.
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#13
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P-bass fails at metal IMO...

Depends on the EQing of course. I play in a progressive metal band with both an Ibanez and a Squier P and they both give me good sounds.

The Ibanez's EQing allows me to get a sexxy slap tone out of it, but a nice bassy low end (thanks to a B string as my low D).

My P, I crank the mids and throw in a tad of fuzz. Absolutely beautiful.
#14
I play with an Ibanez SR500 and it hasn't done a thing wrong for me yet. S'also worth noting that i've never had a problem throwing the tuning around either - downtune as low as you like ;D