#1
So i'm thinking about getting a bass just to have to record tracks or play around nothing much. I've found a couple for $150 and i wanted to get a general opinion.

Ibanez Gio - cool shape


And a jay turner bass - i've never heard anything about this brand before (coming from guitars) and apparently it was $500 new so...


I'd like to know your opinion
#2
Quote by Gu1tar_guy1010
So i'm thinking about getting a bass just to have to record tracks or play around nothing much. I've found a couple for $150 and i wanted to get a general opinion.
Ibanez Gio - cool shape
And a jay turner bass - i've never heard anything about this brang before (coming from guitars) and apparently it was $500 new so...
I'd like to know your opinion


First thing's first:
Quote by Gu1tar_guy1010
brang




Now that that's out of the way:

I know for a fact the GSR is a good starter bass and I havn't heard of the other brand either and from my experience, an unknown brand making P bass copys is very rarely if ever a good thing.
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#3
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brang


damn i thought i changed it in time, good catch and yeah i think i'm leaning towards the ibanez
#4
Ibanez is going to be a more consistent bet. A few people on the forums have owned Jay Turser basses as starters and can weigh in, but my experience is that they are a bit inconsistent in the build. Some are solid starters and others can be real clunkers. Jazz_Rock_Feel owns one (that ended up being defretted) so hopefully he weigh in with a second opinion here.
#5
Tam, doesn't that mean JTs have bad quality control? I'd go for the Ibanez.

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#6
The only drawback to buying a very low end bass for recording and occasional use is that, like the rest of us, you will almost certainly get hooked and become a lifelong bass addict. Then you will want a better bass. Look at a few that cost a bit more, such as a used MIM Fender. I think it will also make your recordings sound better.
#7
I'd go for Ibanez. That's what I got, and I've played with a Jay Tursor. It's heavy, the tone ain't that versatile, and it ain't that good to start with.

That's my opinion
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#8
I would go for the Ibanez, as I've played the Jay Tursor and I disliked its feel, and I thought it was heavy for a 4 string, , so I would lean towards the good old quality name of Ibanez.
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#9
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Tam, doesn't that mean JTs have bad quality control? I'd go for the Ibanez.


Yes and that's my main issue with them.
#11
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well thanks everyone seem like ibanez it is

you wont regret it they are cracking bass's you wont go wrong with it.
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