#1
So im looking for good and of course cheap top end basses (500 euros or lower) Can you guys recommend me anything?
EDIT: it must be 5 string!
Metal is like a apple, no-one likes the core.
Last edited by Gessu at Sep 28, 2009,
#2
Peavey are good.
What genres you lookin to play?
I recommend going to your local shop and trying out everything in your price range.
I personally would never buy a bass without playing it first, its a risky investment.
#4
I play death,tech death,thrash and black metal. I want top end because i like clanky sound. And i forgot to tell that it MUST be 5 string
Metal is like a apple, no-one likes the core.
#5
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Spector-Legend-Classic-5String-Bass?sku=517436

I played this bass two days ago in a Sam Ash, good amount of clack (set up does that i know, but it pulled it off well imo), the EQ could add a good chunk of treble and bass and the bridge pickup has a natural presence.

If you ever consider changing pickups, the EMG 40DCs are supposed to boost lows and highs for a generally great metal kind of tone.

Definitely take whatever is suggested here to any local shops to see what you think.
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#6
Quote by Thegian
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Spector-Legend-Classic-5String-Bass?sku=517436

I played this bass two days ago in a Sam Ash, good amount of clack (set up does that i know, but it pulled it off well imo), the EQ could add a good chunk of treble and bass and the bridge pickup has a natural presence.

If you ever consider changing pickups, the EMG 40DCs are supposed to boost lows and highs for a generally great metal kind of tone.

Definitely take whatever is suggested here to any local shops to see what you think.

Ok, that looks fine. I will try to find it in any local shops and of course i will look for others too.
Metal is like a apple, no-one likes the core.
#7
Any other ideas?
Metal is like a apple, no-one likes the core.
#8
maybe ibanez? their top end range is pretty good for metal. also, i've heard good things from spector and ESP. check out your favourite bassists, and see what they use.
#9
Try looking around your area for small shops that might have a good amount of used instruments. Buying used is a great way to get top-notch instruments at more realistic prices, just thoroughly go over the bass first to make sure its in good condition.