#1
Alright I was looking through and found some decent deals on Dean basses, I have a friend who plays Dean guitars and said they are great (opinion obviously) so I was wondering how Dean bass would stack up to Ibanez like I currently have. Or if their are any other basses out there that I should look it.

I am an intermediate player, I would prefer a passive pick up system, and possibly even a single pick up. I play punk/hardcore/rock so if you have any suggestions I would love to here them
#2
deans are crap for the most part. you would be better off getting a better ibanez
Quote by Bass First
Rump, a P-bass delivers a rump in the sound such that, similar to the rump on an African American woman, it is the highlight of the tone.
#3
Quote by summerson1
deans are crap for the most part. you would be better off getting a better ibanez



What Ibanez series would you suggest then? I currently have a '96 SR300
#5
if you can afford about 550-600 USD id get the sr500. it has bartolini pickups and a beast of a preamp
Quote by Bass First
Rump, a P-bass delivers a rump in the sound such that, similar to the rump on an African American woman, it is the highlight of the tone.
#7
If you already have an SR why get another?

You can grab a Squier VM J or P and it would smoke any dean in that price range, hell you could grab a MIM Fender used for around 300.

My Fender Jazz with Dimarzio pups was 270 after tax and shipping, my Fender P was 318 after tax and shipping. check guitar centers used section. grab something 4 stars or above.
Quote by FatalGear41
In the end, the only question is: what bass would Jesus play?

I think he's a Fender Jazz guy.
#8
Quote by Alucard817
If you already have an SR why get another?

You can grab a Squier VM J or P and it would smoke any dean in that price range, hell you could grab a MIM Fender used for around 300.

My Fender Jazz with Dimarzio pups was 270 after tax and shipping, my Fender P was 318 after tax and shipping. check guitar centers used section. grab something 4 stars or above.


+1
Quote by Bass First
Rump, a P-bass delivers a rump in the sound such that, similar to the rump on an African American woman, it is the highlight of the tone.
#9
Quote by Alucard817
If you already have an SR why get another?

You can grab a Squier VM J or P and it would smoke any dean in that price range, hell you could grab a MIM Fender used for around 300.

My Fender Jazz with Dimarzio pups was 270 after tax and shipping, my Fender P was 318 after tax and shipping. check guitar centers used section. grab something 4 stars or above.

^this.
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