#1
I'm in need of a new bass and I was wondering what brand(s) are good for playing metal, and I'm also debating whether I should go with a 4 string or a 5 string.

My price range is up to $500, but I would like to stay a bit below that.
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Silverburst (Invader/'59)
-Fender Standard Telecaster HH Black (SH-5/'59)
-Fender Standard Stratocaster HH White (Nazgul/'59)
-Austin Guitars Les Paul Goldtop Copy (Distortion/'59)
-Ovation ApplauseAE44II Elite Black Acoustic


Amps/Cabs
-Peavey 6505+
-Peavey Stereo Chorus 2x12 Combo
-Behringer Ultracoustic ACX450 1x8 Acoustic Combo
-Marshall MX2x12 Cabinet


Wayyyyy too many effects pedals...
#2
Seriously depends on what kind of metal you're going to play. Give some examples of bands you want to play like.
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#3
Kamelot
Epica
Cradle of Filth
Scar Symmetry
etc,.
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Silverburst (Invader/'59)
-Fender Standard Telecaster HH Black (SH-5/'59)
-Fender Standard Stratocaster HH White (Nazgul/'59)
-Austin Guitars Les Paul Goldtop Copy (Distortion/'59)
-Ovation ApplauseAE44II Elite Black Acoustic


Amps/Cabs
-Peavey 6505+
-Peavey Stereo Chorus 2x12 Combo
-Behringer Ultracoustic ACX450 1x8 Acoustic Combo
-Marshall MX2x12 Cabinet


Wayyyyy too many effects pedals...
#4
5 string probably then

Maybe ltd?
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#6
Check out Ibanez. I LOVE Ibanez.
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Also, Charmander.
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#7
The best bass for any genre is the bass that feels the best in your hands. Seriously, bass X isn't good for just genre X as opposed to bass Y and genre Y, you can use any bass for anything.

With that said, I'd suggest taking a look at used MIM Fender Precisions and Jazz's ($300 give or take on craigslist or ebay), the Ibanez SR series, the Traben Array series, you should even be able to find a used Spector Legend in your price range.
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#8
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Check out Ibanez. I LOVE Ibanez.


Not to be a dick, but just because you love Ibanez, doesn't mean they're good for what he wants to play.
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#9
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Not to be a dick, but just because you love Ibanez, doesn't mean they're good for what he wants to play.


Nor does it mean that they aren't.

An Ibanez probably wouldn't be a bad choice at all for that sort of music if the TS likes them.
#10
It's entirely subjective. I know of people using any bass, from Jazz's to fretless ESPs. Go out and try all the basses you can find in your budget and decide on the one which sounds and feels the best to you.
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#11
There are a real range of brands that can play metal. I reckon most basses can. What bass tones do you like - examples? I personally think a P-bass or a Jackson sound fantastic in metal. But that's just going off my favourite metal bands.
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