#1
Now I know that you guys get these a dozen times a day but I'm kinda stuck.


First i'll start with my music tastes.

Stuff I play The Offspring, Bad Religion, Rancid, Social D, NoFX, Nirvana, The Vandals, RHCP Pearl Jam, Seether and to a lesser extent I've been starting to play some Funk, Ska and some classic stuff (Kansas, Beatles).

So I'm looking for something versatile.

I have ~$350 for a guitar right now As high as $400.

Right Handed, 4 String Preferably

I've obviously been looking at Squier P and Jazz basses, And I played a Jackson C20 Concert Bass that played great.

I tried Ibanez GSR200 (before anyone suggests it) and didnt like it and I'd like to stay away from Dean. So I'm welcome to any suggestions.
Last edited by berzerker92 at Oct 27, 2009,
#2
You don't NEED a bass, but I would go for a Flea Bass. But what do I know?

lol i dont know the first thing about basses
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#3
flea bass????


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Last edited by innertom at Oct 27, 2009,
#4
#5
that Schecter that pwrmax recommended is a good one. definitely check that one out.
besides that, i'd go with a jazz or p bass. maybe try some other ibanez basses.
#6
none of those. basses that pwrmax recommended. you need a fender or a musicman.
#7
My bass broke so I do need a new one.
I will be writing down the names of these guitars and going to my local music store and guitar center to try them out first. I was lookin at Flea Basses but I'd rather stay below $400 that's just a max figure. I honestly wasn't impressed with the squire j and p basses compared with my current Dean bass. I will def look at the Basses listed earlier though. Anyone else? I'm also going to try to find a used Ibanez ATK300 that's what Greg K. Of the Offspring uses and I love the sound.
#8
look for a used MIM Fender Precision Bass. It has the punch and tone to cover the bands you like and is reliable as hell. Oh and like any bass, it's versatile once you learn how to change your technique to suit what you want to get. You should be able to find one used for anywhere from 300-400 USD.
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#9
Quote by berzerker92
My bass broke so I do need a new one.
I will be writing down the names of these guitars and going to my local music store and guitar center to try them out first. I was lookin at Flea Basses but I'd rather stay below $400 that's just a max figure. I honestly wasn't impressed with the squire j and p basses compared with my current Dean bass. I will def look at the Basses listed earlier though. Anyone else? I'm also going to try to find a used Ibanez ATK300 that's what Greg K. Of the Offspring uses and I love the sound.


A used ATK is probably your best bet.
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#10
yes an ATK or a MIM P-bass would work great for getting a sound like those bands you posted
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#11
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yes an ATK or a MIM P-bass would work great for getting a sound like those bands you posted

exactly. maybe a SUB or used Warwick?
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#12
TS, The Jackson you played is a great bass.

Anything with a split (P) pickup will nail the sound you're looking for, as long as the amp allows for it. I'd look for a P/J, though...the J pup will add lost of versatility to the bass's tone.
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#13
i tried one of those Jacksons in purple and tbh it was a great instrument i was actually begging my parents to buy me it cause i fell in love with it sadly that music shop sold it

If you like the jackson i dont see why it cant be used its a great bass and as Mutant said its got a split P/J setup its gonna give you the sound you want.

Im actually gonna look at it as my next bass will be a good upgrade from a busted P-bass and an Epi T-bird even tho i love it to bits and its more sentimental and i like it for playing Franz Ferdinand and works well in a power trio its pretty boomy and its mainly root i play.

I say go with the Jackson tbh its a top notch bass and its just awesomeness imo.
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#14
Thanks for all the replys guys!

I will def. be checking out P-basses closer. I also found the Jackson bass I tried out grew on me real quick.

I checked out craigslist and got nowhere, would guitar center have used basses?

Does anyone have any knowledge of ESP basses? There's a couple in my price range, and my brother likes their regular guitars...
#15
ESP/LTD are good, but you better off trying to find a used ATK or MIM P bass as previously suggested. The quality on ESP's is good, but they don't fit the style's your looking at as well as the Fender or the Ibanez. If you could manage to find a used Sterling by Musicman, I'd say go for that, it would fit your style quite well.
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#17
guitar center has used stuff.

I don't believe you, there is something on craigslist.
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#19
Used warwick, MM sub, sterling stingray, fender MIA etc would be great. Theres millions of great bass's go and try them all. And slways keep trying bass's.
Cheaper newer options that would be good.
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#20
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my bass teacher reccomended an SR300 so I'll definetely be checking that out.

Those are a nice step up from the GSR200