#1
Been playing bass for almost a year and I have a 4 string, and I'm looking into getting a 5-string...

My price I'm looking around is <$400 (less than $400)

Any recommendations?
#6
To be honest, not really, I don't think the Ibanez GSR205 is a good option, because its active bass, which I'm not too familiar with
#7
Quote by Trent Armitage
To be honest, not really, I don't think the Ibanez GSR205 is a good option, because its active bass, which I'm not too familiar with

It is a good bass, but keep in mind the "active" part is a 1 band eq (bass boost), not active pickups, or a full 2 band or 3 band eq.
Composite Aficionado


Spector and Markbass
#8
So essentially, its more of an extra feature that'll drain a 9 volt battery lets say, I don't have to have it on to use it...correct?
#10
90% or more of all basses have passive pickups. The only active part is usually a build in preamp/eq. Unless it has an active/passive switch or push pull knob you will need a battery for a signal to come out of your bass. 9v batteries last for a loooong time. Just remember to not leave an instrument cable attached to your bass so the battery doesn't drain as fast.

If you can't afford a new 9volt or 2 every year you probably shouldn't be playing bass.
Bass is my life.
#12
Why hate it because you're unfamiliar with it?

There's nothing really to be unfamiliar with, as people have said, it's just having a battery in it to expand the range of the EQ. That's it. Doesn't really take any getting used to.
Quote by Liberation
Every time I see your avatar I want to slit your neck with a butterknife. Goddamn Pingu.
#13
Squier Deluxe Active Jazz 5 string. - retails for 350 I think.
There's really nothing to worry about switching from passive-active, if you can set your EQ on your amp then you can use a pre-amp.
#14
If you're on the cheap side with batteries, do like me - buy rechargeable 9v batteries. I charge them up every month or so, just in case.
#15
I just bought an Ibanez GSR205 today!

I think it's a great bass, with a great sound, seeing as it's also cheap.
oh, and I've also been palying for about a year
#16
I'd say go for a Traben bass. they make some great sounding instruments for not too much.
[HARLEY-DAVIDSON]



When the world slips you a Jerffrey...

Stroke the furry walls.
stroke the furry walls.
#19
Quote by Trent Armitage
Ok, I'm thinking either between a Yamaha RBX375 or an Ibanez SR305


I walked into the music store fully expecting to walk out with a RBX375. While I was there I had a look around and played a few comparable basses and ended up leaving the store with a Schecter Stiletto Deluxe 5 instead.

Haven't regretted my decision for a second.
#21
Quote by Jaksar
I walked into the music store fully expecting to walk out with a RBX375. While I was there I had a look around and played a few comparable basses and ended up leaving the store with a Schecter Stiletto Deluxe 5 instead.

Haven't regretted my decision for a second.


I'm all about my Schecter Stiletto Elite-5. Love that thing. So versatile.
All your bass are belong to me <3