#1
Hey, Im switching over from Guitar to Bass because Steve Harris is awesome
I play mainly hard rock and metal but am willing to play anything really :P
So i have ive narrowed my choices to:

Ibanez sr300
Yamaha rbx374
Peavey Millennium BXP
Squier P Bass special (I think thats what its called)

Im open to suggestions. This is my first bass and i pay more or less 300$ CAD
#2
Out of what you have there, I think the best way to narrow them down is by playing them yourself. What you've listed seems to summarize what most people would suggest to a new bassist, but I have never played any of them. I will tell you though, that Steve Harris plays a beefed up P-bass, so maybe that would fit you better.
#3
I have a friend that plays bass, and he said that Peavey makes some sweet ones.

I've never liked Squier or Fender, so I personally wouldn't suggest. However, I am also a fan of Ibanez as well.

I would either choose the Peavey or the Ibanez, but of course, YOU need to try them yourself.
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#5
All of those are great basses, so its all personal preference. Personally I'd choose the Ibanez out of all of them, with the Squier a close second, and the Peavey not far behind. Play them if you can, and make a decision based off what feels better to you, you can't really go wrong with any of those choices
#6
Steve Harris is amazing but seriously don't expect to be able to play much of his stuff when you first start out his fingerstyle speed and endurance is insane.

Am I righ't in thinking the P bass special has the extra jazz pickup on there? If so I would go with that as it's a pretty versatile bass.
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#7
I can't suggest the Squier enough!
(ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIKE STEVE HARRIS oM HE HAS A SIGNATURE P bASS Duh!)
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I have an Ibanez beginner bass and it's Terrible only SR-series and up is good.
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#9
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where in Canada are you? I'm on kijiji/craigslist a few times per day, you'd be able to get a good bass for ~300CAD


Hey im in Ottawa, but as of right now im restricted to taking the public transit system or getting a ride from a friend.