#1
I'm deciding which bass guitar to go for next, currently I have a P bass copy. It's okay, but it's not exactly versatile. I play rock, classic rock, funk, metal, lots of things in general!

I'm deciding between an

Ibanez SR-500, £345
Fender Standard Jazz Bass, £349
Ibanez SR-900, £489
Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass, £485

I've played the SR-900, I thought it was great and versatile. How does the Sr-500 compare to this? What's the difference apart from the thru-neck?

I've played a Standard Jazz Bass, one time it was awful, so dull but another one I played was fantastic. It wasn't as versatile as I thought (compared to the Ibanez) but played better. Has any got one, or own the Aerodyne?

Which should I get? Thanks
#2
Well im a bass player too and i wanted to bougth a bass and i had two choice J-BASS or a CORT ATRISAN. I bought the cort and the sound is amazing everything is great and F***ING VERSATILE MAN!!!!!! you should check it out


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#4
Sounds like you peeps really love your Cort! i have a little problem. I want 2 buy my first bass but im not sure whether i should buy a brand new Cort Action 4 Series bass or a second hand
Cort NB4 Artisan bass guitar with Bartollini MKII active pickups for the same price but its quite a bit older? please can you give me some advice!
#5
Dude, about the SR500vs 900, the biggest difference IS the thru neck (i dont even know if there is any) and lemme tell you, once you go thru neck, you lose a lot of slap tone, so i actually think that the sr500 is more versatile in that sense.

If it were me, out of those 4 basses, EVEN PRICE REGARDLESS, i'd go with the SR500 (505 lol). The fact that its the cheapest one there is just icing on the cake
#8
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No you're wrong. With a Ric you get the Ric tone. And nothing else.

To the threadstarter:

The Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass (I'm assuming it's the P/J config, it's the only one I've seen used on the Aerodyne.) is an amazing bass for the price. It has a huge amount of thump to it, with the thin neck of a jazz bass. If you can deal with the gloss black/cream binding then I would get it. If I remember right this is not an active bass, so you won't be able to alter your tone to much.

I've never played an Sr900 (neck-thru), but the 500's are great basses as well, VERY thin necks with small string spacing, and active pickups. You can pretty much get any tone you want out of it.
#9
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#11
personally i suggest the ibanez sr505, even though it isnt on your list. It's just an SR500 with a low B, which can be VERY handy at times when you don't want to drop tune. I suggest the 5 over the 4 anytime.
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#13
HI man! I found another dude dats wants 2 sell his second hand Artisan B5 (2000 model). Keeping in mind im just a beginner should i go 4 the B5 over the 2nd hand Artisan nb4 or a brand new Cort action?
#15
It's not on your list but consider the Schecter C4. It's £449 and its really nice -- great sound, nice low action, easy to slap... have a look for yourself at www.musiciansfriend.com and check out the reviews.
#16
id narrow ur choice down to sr500 and jazz bass. the aerodyne is horrible imo... and ill second mangablades comment, with the thru body u loose alot of slap goodnes but i love it for shredding... just shredding lol. depends what u play really.