#1
I just applied for a job today and got it and start tonight at midnight.

Now I've been looking for a good new bass for a while to make it more of an "upgrade"

I currently have a Stagg 5 string (the thing I'm currently using in my band)
A squire Mike Dirnt Signature P-bass (I put seymour duncan spb-3s I think)
And a shitty barricuda p bass (good for a punk rock style I suppose)

The band I'm currently in has alot of 5 string bass for the originals (and some covers)

The genre is kinda hard to explain. We'll do a heavy original then go into "hot" by Avril Lavigne (we got a kick ass female vocalist) The best to generalize what we do may be heavy blues based stuff. (think Sabbath, Zeppelin for the instrumentation)

I also enjoy playing different styles of metal for my self and maybe a few guys if we get together (from metal core, to death metal, to heavy you get the picture)

I was thinking of getting an Ibanez because thats what the rest of the band uses
(Plus its not like they aren't good or anything)

Or a musicman S.U.B bass (5 string)


I'm going to make up a budget of $300-$500 Canadian.

Anyone know of cool basses for that price


(sorry for all the words but I'm curious)
#2
Look for an Ibanez SR505. Extremely versatile, awesome bang for the buck, new, they go for about $650, but I'm sure you can find one used. If not the 405 should do you well.
#3
ibanez have never done it for me. my hands have a mini seizure whenever i get on the neck of the basses i've played from them. thats not to say i think they suck, just don't do it for me.
i like the yamaha rbx 375. serves me well for everything i need it for and its astounding price just makes it all the better
DONT RISK IT, BUY A BASS AMP
#4
Ibanez's have super-thin necks (which is something to consider when switching to 5 strings), which makes some people love them and others hate them. If you like thicker (I guess "normal") necks then Yamaha RBX 375 is a good choice as well.
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Last edited by Rawshik at May 28, 2013,
#5
I've been playing 5 string pretty much after starting bass (5 years ago or so)
I know when I was in the school band the school had a beautiful Yamaha with active pups
gold hardware, like a whiteish sparkle. Too bad I'm out of province to even check too see what it was.

And I would like to try some of those Ibanez basses mentioned
#6
I'd probably wait until I had more in the range of $500-1500 if I were you.

The three basses you already have can probably last you for the next little while. Might as well save up and get a higher quality bass that will last for years and not need to be replaced anytime soon.

Plus, the more money you have to spend the more options you have.
#7
^I have to agree here, either save up some more or sell some of your gear to up your budget. Once you get above the 500 Canadian dollar range, your options are going to open up quite a bit more, even in the Ibanez offerings.
#8
Quote by Rawshik
Ibanez's have super-thin necks...



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DARK_MATTER, Instrumental Post-Metal from Ireland


Bass:
Ibanez BTB 405QM
Ashdown PM600 - Peavey TVX 4x10
Russian Big Muff

Guitar:
Fender Jim Root sig
'99 Stagemaster 7-string
Yamaha F310
Hughes & Kettner Warp 7 w/4x12
#10
I love mine, hated the stock pickups though. Threw in an EMG P/J set and love it, still need to get the EQ for it some day.
#11
Quote by Rawshik
Ibanez's have super-thin necks (which is something to consider when switching to 5 strings), which makes some people love them and others hate them. If you like thicker (I guess "normal") necks then Yamaha RBX 375 is a good choice as well.
Screw the Yamaha RBX 375. See if you can get your hands on a used Yamaha RBX 775.