#1
I've been playing bass for two years now, and seeing that Christmas is approaching, I've decided to ditch my old Squire P-Bass.

After shopping around for basses, I've narrowed my selection down to two choices (disregard the price differences and looks).

Note that I play pretty much any genre of music, though I lean a little towards the metal genre. Thanks for your help =).


Bass One: http://www.music123.com/Schecter-Guitar-Research-Stiletto-Custom-4-Bass-513049-i1147947.Music123

Bass Two: http://www.music123.com/Ibanez-SR400QM-Electric-Bass-511825-i1172538.Music123
#3
i find Ibanez basses to be garbage, no offence to whoever plays/likes them, but that my opinion and therefore go with schecter or even esp
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#4
The Ibby has a better preamp, but the Schecter has better pickups...your call on that one.

I personally like the look and feel of Schecter stuff more that Ibanez. The satin finishes they use on stilettos are just amazing.
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#5
Yeah I personally LOVE the way the Schecter looks too =).

Thanks for the replies.
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#7
I had an ibanez SR300M and I hated the pickups so now I have a schecter that sounds better so I would say get the schecter, it seems like you can get a wider varity of sounds because the pckups are better.
#8
Personally, I'd take the Ibanez in a heartbeat.

You really need to try both out for yourself. Some people (myself included) can't stand the way Schecter's feel, and some people don't like Ibanez's.
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#9
the Ibanez is better, IMO.
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#10
yeah, I personally LOVE the ibanez. I find the pickups to be quite versatile, especially so if you have a good amp.
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i find Ibanez basses to be garbage


What??
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What??

That's what I was thinking. Even my GSR200 doesn't sound half bad through a decent amp.

I own a Schecter Elite and love it but I also love Ibanez. Go try them out, both are great basses.
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#13
I recommend the Schecter. I had an Ibanez SR, but immediately sold it upon discovering my Stiletto. Not to say Ibanez makes a bad product, but Schecters are just great basses.
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i find Ibanez basses to be garbage, no offence to whoever plays/likes them, but that my opinion and therefore go with schecter or even esp
I disagree. I think Ibanez basses are great. I'm not a fan of their guitars though.
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#15
I love my schecter, it can produce any kind of tone you want really. I'm definitely biased though since I never played an Ibanez, but try out both and see which one feels and sounds better for you, but I'd recommend the schecter out of experience of using one.
#16
I absolutely hated that schector's neck feel, but I loved the studio version's neck. Its very flat.
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#17
I haven't played a Scheter, but my Ibanez just feels weird... Like it's awkward to play. I've had much more comfortable basses. But it definately sounds nice.
#19
Wouldn't you prefer a 5 string if you lean towards metal? I know theres a lot of metal bands that use four strings but I have found that most that I learn use 5.

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Wouldn't you prefer a 5 string if you lean towards metal? I know theres a lot of metal bands that use four strings but I have found that most that I learn use 5.


and I use a 5-string Ibby and LOVE it. not to mention its purdy

if you go 5-string, I highly recommend a 35" neck scale. Stops the floppy B. I'm really glad my bass has it, its much better than the one I played that my friend owns.
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#21
I would play the Schecter and I would lean towards a 5 string as well. I personally play a six string, but a 5 string will do you well. I don't really like the way Ibanez guitars feel but their sound is nice compared to what I get out of Schecters. But sound is much more easily adjusted than the entire guitar.

So I would say a Schecter.
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#22
SCHECTER FTW
i own a schecter, and love it! i play 'everything' also, but i like heavier stuff.
either would be better than your Squier (been there, done that)
BTW: the Schecter's neck won't be as wide as your Squier's. it took me a day or so to adjust, but it was fun!
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#23
I'd probably go with the schecter, but make sure you try them both out before you buy.
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#24
I have an Ibanez SR506 and it's beautiful to play, beautiful sound. That said, I would get a 35" if I was you.

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