#1
Ya, I searched, but didn't find exactly what I was looking for. Pretty much, I need a new bass for about 300-400 bucks. I have a 6 string right now and I hate how big the neck is. I heard Ibanez was a good brand for that money, but I saw that epiphone goth thunderbird and really love how it looks. I need something comfortable, cuz I have pretty small fingers. Any advice?

Edit: something that isnt very heavy either. Also, I play mostly metal.
Last edited by super_duper at Feb 14, 2007,
#3
dude, i would totally go for the thunderbird, if you can afford it. although i recently bought an Ibanez ICB four string and i really like it. ibanez is good, fast necks and good sound. quality craftmanship. a step up for me for sure. check them out if you get a chance
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#4
So, since the neck is too big, are you looking for a 5-string? A 4-string? Or just a 6-string with a smaller neck? I'm confused.
#5
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ibanez is good, fast necks and good sound. quality craftmanship. a step up for me for sure. check them out if you get a chance
+1

And check out the Yamaha RBX37x, and Fender standard series if you want to stretch your budget a bit.
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So, since the neck is too big, are you looking for a 5-string? A 4-string? Or just a 6-string with a smaller neck? I'm confused.


I want a 4 string.
#8
If you want something comfortable I would not recomend the Thunderbird. I find it really top heavy and the stap keeps popping out.
#9
I've got an Ibanez EDB 400, and it's pretty damn good. Light, good neck size and hasn't done me wrong yet. So go for an Ibanez.
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I've got an Ibanez EDB 400, and it's pretty damn good. Light, good neck size and hasn't done me wrong yet. So go for an Ibanez.


Gotta go with my fellow female bassist here. Get an Ibanez. I learned to play on an Epi and they are for the most part heavy and thick in the neck (great tone though). Ibanez are have nice slim necks, are light and the Active pups will give you a good tone for playing metal. They are great for someone with smaller hands.
#11
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I've got an Ibanez EDB 400, and it's pretty damn good. Light, good neck size and hasn't done me wrong yet. So go for an Ibanez.


Do you think it would be a good bass to play metal?
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#13
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Do you think it would be a good bass to play metal?


Pretty much any bass can play metal. They all cry afterwards, anyway.

But yes, the EDBs can get good metal tone, just boost the treble and thrash away.
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#14
If you play a lot of metal, a five-string would be good to get. Any five string works, but the extra low string realy helps for metal.
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#16
^ Save up and extra $100 and you're set (clicky)

Its a good bass for relatively little money. Schecters are always good for teh price. If you're willing to wait a little longer though, and save up a little extra, I'd say go for the Custom 5 (clicky) . Its got all the spiffy things added on to make it a bass that will take you a lot farther.

If you're just looking for a 4-string though, any of the Schecter Stiletto line is good, though the Elite is the best (and out of your price range). I'd say either get the Deluxe, or save a little for the Custom.
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#17
Have a look at some corts, really nice instruments despite their old reputation, they've picked up their act
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#18
Ibanez and yamaha's are really good sounding basses for metal, and they suit various other genre's perfectly aswel. Quality basses for such cheap prices
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Yes it is.

i own one and im quite pleased with it
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#20
Schecter I would say are probably your best option in that price range in my opinion, they are great value for money and play brilliantly.
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