#1
Never owned a bass before. Planning on getting one soon, mainly for recording and jamming.

What I want:

5 strings
No fret markers (or something unusual - no dots)
Cheap, as I'm on a low budget, but not so cheap that it's crappy.
24 frets

I think that's it.


In case you need to know... I like mainly metal, predominantly either the technical stuff, or the melodic stuff. I'm particularly into In Flames at the minute.

Any questions, ask away.

Thanks for any help or suggestions
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#4
Ibanez BTB

Just bought one, it is beautiful and sexy and plays amazingly well. It's quite heavy but in a good way. Nice shape too and comes in awesome colours.
I got mine part ex for £315.

If you like In Flames you could just buy their bassist's (forgot his name) signature model. I'm pretty sure an SR would cut it too.
Last edited by Derk'ed at Sep 2, 2010,
#5
Quote by Ziphoblat
How about something like a Warwick Rockbass 5 String?

24 frets, no dots, cheap, solid, good tone for metal, 5 strings.

i raise you a corvette RB 5er for a tenner cheaper

http://www.thomann.de/gb/warwick_rockbass_corvette_basic_5a.htm


think they have em in blue aswell.
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Amp:Peavey Vypyr 75


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#6
Im selling a 5 string Schecter Stiletto Extreme in Black. Has these down pointing arrows on the frets, but looks awesome. Great for metal. $350 including a case and keys for the lock on the case.
Im down grading to a 4 string and I need money...
#7
cant beat Ibanez basses, bro.

Quality always exceeds the price
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Current Gear:
Ibanez SR755 5-string bass
Acoustic B10 amplifier
Line 6 POD UX1
#8
if you can do just 20 frets, the squier active jazz v is excellent, i own one. perfect for everything from funk and pop music to deathcore
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#9
Quote by Derk'ed
Ibanez BTB

Just bought one, it is beautiful and sexy and plays amazingly well. It's quite heavy but in a good way. Nice shape too and comes in awesome colours.
I got mine part ex for £315.

If you like In Flames you could just buy their bassist's (forgot his name) signature model. I'm pretty sure an SR would cut it too.

His name is Peter Iwers and his bass is like $1,300.
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Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

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#10
Well if you're willing to deal with some rather nice dot inlays, check out the Traben Array Limited 5. 5 strings, 24 frets, and some of the best quality you'll find in it's price range.
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