#1
I have been playing for a year and I only have my starter bass. I'm ready to get a new bass because the one I have right now sounds terrible at high volumes.

Anyway, I mostly play metal/hard-rock.
#3
what amp have you got?
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I have been playing for a year and I only have my starter bass. I'm ready to get a new bass because the one I have right now sounds terrible at high volumes.

Anyway, I mostly play metal/hard-rock.


sounds more likely to do with the amp rather than the bass tbh.
Guitar Gear
Guitar: Ibanez GRG140 (black)
Amp:Peavey Vypyr 75


Bass Gear
Bass: Fender P-bass MIM,Peavey Millenium 5 BXP (x2),Epiphone Thunderbird
Amp:Ampeg PF500 w PF210 cab
Pedals: ODB-3,Big Muff.
#5
It could also be with the state of your bass. Maybe it's not a bad model, it's just got high action or bad intonation and other things that a someone kinda new to the instrument wouldn't really know how to fix.
Take the bass to a guitar shop or even an experienced player you know to get some advise.
You never know, you could get it sounding alot better without shelling out for a new instrument.
#6
It's probably your amp that sucks.

OR

You could buy a Ibanez SR300 for that price or maybe the 5 string version.
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#7
It may sound odd, but a Squier VM Jazz is honestly almost as good as an HWY 1 or MIA, for a little over $300 new how can you go wrong?
#8
I've got an Acoustic 100W amp. The amp is great, my friend tried his bass through it and it sounded awesome. I've played other basses before and I sound better on them than with my own. My current bass is a Dean Edge and it sucks. The action is at it's lowest, yet the notes past the 12th fret are nearly impossible to play at a fast speed. The bass just sounds awful when you put up the volume.
#9
Im going to suggest a traben, but it's a somewhat biased opinion. You could get an Array for that price either the 4 or 5 string version, both are very nice. I do suggest you try them out first before you buy though. Some people like me love them and others can't stand them.
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#10
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It may sound odd, but a Squier VM Jazz is honestly almost as good as an HWY 1 or MIA, for a little over $300 new how can you go wrong?



Heh heh where're you living? Here a Squier would cost about $500.
#11
and 700-800 here
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#12
This really sounds like an issue with the amp. The tone of a bass doesn't change with volume.
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#13
Nope its the guitar thats the problem. I had/have a Dean Edge bass. anything above the 9th fret on mine does that... I run a 30 watt Hartke bass amp in my basement, and i ran it through 3 other amps all the same result.

To answer your question the SR300 is really nice (thats what I got) or a used Fender MIM bass if your willing to go used.
#14
I hear Epiphone just released some Korina basses if that would interest you :P

I'm not that knowledgeable on basses or what to use for death metal though honestly....