#1
what do you think about the NJ beast for my friend if you change the pickups(if he needs to) or is there any cool looking basses for around $1200 (canadian)
#2
Hmm, I'm taking a guess you play Metal or Hard Rock then,....Hmm, I don't like B.C Riches for their looks. They do however have a moderatly good sound. Not sure on the Canadian to USD conversion, But I would say for Rock look at some Warwciks. Always the Fender Precisions, umm, Metal...., I would say stick with the Rich. I personnally don't like them, but it doesn't really matter what I think, but what you guys think of the sound.
#3
For $1200, you can do a LOT better than a BC Rich. Look into Schecter and Spector, great metal basses. Although, I have to agree, the Beast has probably the most badass shape ever applied to a bass; especially the headstock.
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#4
The Beast sure looks cool, and the NJ line isn't that bad really, just the pickups are IMO pretty lame.

For 1200 you can probably find a better cost:good instrument ratio, but if it has the style you want and plays how you want and can get it how you want, go for it.
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#5
Quote by Your41Plague12
For $1200, you can do a LOT better than a BC Rich. Look into Schecter and Spector, great metal basses. Although, I have to agree, the Beast has probably the most badass shape ever applied to a bass; especially the headstock.


Tell that to Glenn Benton.
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#6
To be totally honest with you, I've never heard of Glenn Benton. Tell me some stuff about him, I always love hearing new bassists.
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#8
he plays alot mostly rock, hard rock, and classic rock thats why i said maybe change the pickups but it the quality good?
#9
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Glen Benton is Deicide's singer/bassist.


...And well known Satanist...he branded an inverted cross into his forehead....and he has kids. But gnarly dude nonetheless. Crazy fast bass player and the most un-godly voice I've ever heard.

Back on topic...if you or your friend really wanna spend $1200 on a bass there's much better options then BC Rich. If you're playing rock you could get a Geddy Lee bass and have almost $500 for an amp/accessories. Spectors are quality instruments for rock as well, but Fender's are just so versatile. I love mine and it was under $600...well...that was the list price, I got mine after trading in some gear, no cost.

OR

If you wanna get crazy and spend a lot you could go Warwick, they are amazing instruments and have a natural growl and bite to them, perfect for heavier music. Lots of low end.
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#11
Well I have the Fender P Bass Special Deluxe Active and so on...It's a great bass, P/J pickups, Fender Quality, thin Jazz neck and active electronics. It's under $600 and can be used for basically anything. I play hardcore/metal with it in my band, but it sounds great for anything, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Classic, you name it. I would really recommend this or a Spector that's around $600, I can't remember what models they have off the top of my head. I think it's the Legend. Like I said, Spector makes quality gear and they're super-versatile too.
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-Peavey T-40 (1982)
-Hartke HA-3500
-Aguilar GS 2x12
-GK Backline 2x10
#12
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To be totally honest with you, I've never heard of Glenn Benton. Tell me some stuff about him, I always love hearing new bassists.



And you call yourself a metalhead... for shame!

To the Metal Forum with you!!


Anyways, Hatebreed's got it - Spectors are boss. They have a Legend series and a Performer series, both of which are very well priced and spec'd.

So wait... your friend is looking to pay ~$600 for a bass, $1200 for a head and $1000 for cabs.. that's a LOT of friggin' money. Why the hell does your friend have SO MUCH to spend?