#1
Hi guys i'm bettween of these two basses:

http://www.chorder.com/electric-bass-guitars/traben/chaos-attack-7965 400€ from thomman

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/ibanez-btb305fm-5-string-bass-guitar 485€ from a local online store

My budget is up to 500€ and for this i think that are bettrt than other i found online and local stores(i live in greece)

I dont find many videos,reviews for these basses and i cant found them to test it if anyone know about plz leave a comment.Thanks
#2
I've heard complimentary things about the Ibanez BTB series, but I'm unfamiliar with Traben.
I thought the BTB line was discontinued a few years back from what I've picked up around here.

I would lean to Ibanez on brand recognition alone, but I only know half the story.
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#3
I've often considered a Traben. If I had a choice between the two and someone said "Fuckin pick one with out playing it or we throw away your marmite", I'd buy the Traben. I've never played either btw.
#4
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I've often considered a Traben. If I had a choice between the two and someone said "Fuckin pick one with out playing it or we throw away your marmite", I'd buy the Traben. I've never played either btw.


Nah. Give up the marmite.
#5
The Chaos Attack is a greatly underrated bass. I've played them and I like them. I don't know what the status of Traben Basses is right now (their website seems not to have been updated in quite a while), but either one would be a fine choice.
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#6
I had thought I read that Traben were all American made. If so, great way to buy an American bass for an Asian price.
#7
I know I'm not that well up on bass but I'm sure I've come across Trabens before (in magazines or trawling about online, not in real life) that weren't american-made. but I could be wrong.

EDIT: https://www.thomann.de/gb/traben_chaos_attack_5_granite.htm

zoom in on the back of the headstock there- bit hard to make out with the grey writing on the light maple, but I think it says "Korea".
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#8
American company; basses made overseas. They're still pretty good; particularly the higher-end versions.
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#9
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I know I'm not that well up on bass but I'm sure I've come across Trabens before (in magazines or trawling about online, not in real life) that weren't american-made. but I could be wrong.

EDIT: https://www.thomann.de/gb/traben_chaos_attack_5_granite.htm

zoom in on the back of the headstock there- bit hard to make out with the grey writing on the light maple, but I think it says "Korea".

Yeah it says korea indeed
#10
Thank you guys very much for the replies.
I want to find out which bass is better about quality
And if they are prettt much the same i 'll select by the style if you have any other information plz comment Thank you!
#12
Finally i choose the ibanez!!!
I ll give feedback soon.
SovietStar stay tuned :p