#1
Alright I'm 15 and I've been playing bass for about a year now and i think im ready for a new bass because what i have right now is a squire p-bass. Im in a band that has done very well so far and we are actually opening for switchfoot at a show this summer. So what bass should i get? I'm willing to spend up to $1,000 and im not sure if i should get a 4 or a 5 string

Any help would be appreciated
#2
what do you play?
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#5
what band are you in?
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#6
i LOVE switchfoot. rock on bro

ummm whatever you feel comfortable with, 4 string or 5 string? 5 strings can be tough to get used to, if ur used to playing with your squier (which Im assuming is a four string... unless its a 5 string).


here are some basses ive tried and I really like:

ibanez SR505
ibanez SR1000EFM
http://www.ernieball.com/mmonline/specs/instruments_bongo.html
http://www.ernieball.com/mmonline/specs/instruments_stingray5.html
http://www.espguitars.com/basses_f.html <-- the F-255 fm
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#8
Quote by bassnbsktbll14
Alright I'm 15 and I've been playing bass for about a year now and i think im ready for a new bass because what i have right now is a squire p-bass. Im in a band that has done very well so far and we are actually opening for switchfoot at a show this summer. So what bass should i get? I'm willing to spend up to $1,000 and im not sure if i should get a 4 or a 5 string
Any help would be appreciated


What amp set-up do you have? if you only have a small inexpensive amp you will not feel the true benefit of a $1,000 bass, through a cheap amp an expensive bass will not sound much if any different to your Squier Precision, on the other hand your current bass played through a decent amp will show a marked improvement.
G&L L2500
Squier Affinity Jazz Bass 5
Ashdown RPM pre-amp
Ashdown Little Giant 1000
300 watt 15" powered cab
450 watt 15" powered sub bass cab
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1x15x10 + horn
#9
Quote by John Swift
What amp set-up do you have? if you only have a small inexpensive amp you will not feel the true benefit of a $1,000 bass, through a cheap amp an expensive bass will not sound much if any different to your Squier Precision, on the other hand your current bass played through a decent amp will show a marked improvement.


the man makes a valid point. i got excited and rushed to get my nice 5 stringer, but i couldnt even play the low b or the amp would start buzzing and making god awful noises of death. so i saved up more and got a carvin. 160w is a slight improvement over 20
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#10
My band is called White Elephant and our styles range from acoustic to hard rock, but i also jam with some friends that play metal, so i want a bass that can play a wide range of styles. My amp is a fender bassman 100w and i've played a five string before and i really liked it, im just not sure if i want to spend more money on that extra string
#11
Get a new amp first. Spend that 1G wisely, because it won't go far when you're trying to get a great amp.
#12
hey you should get the bass taht you like and like the sound... it doesn't matter if is a gibson or a fender... if you like the sound and it's confortable fr you...