#1
Okay I am going to get a job soon and there a bunch of things I am saving up for and one of them will may eventually be a new bass. I had originally thought I would just get a sunburst MIM Fender Jazz standard and upgrade to a Badass II bridge and get a turtle pick guard and new strings. I then realized that for how much I am spending on this overall. I might as well buy one of the two basses I have always wanted.

The Warwick RockBass Corvette (although I don't know if I would want a 5 string or not)
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/RockBass-by-Warwick-Corvette-Basic-Bass?sku=519085

and my personal favorite

The SRX700
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SRX700-Bass?sku=519573

I know there both good but I think getting the SRX700 would be the best. It comes out to be a little more money then I wanted to spend but that bass looks like it would last me a long time. It also comes with Elixer strings and I have heard there good.

The only thing I don't like about maybe spending that much on a bass is that I don't know if I would want a 5-string or not. I like 4-strings and I don't really see the point of a 5-string because you get what you need from a regular 4-string bass, its just a little more convenient to have that B string right there I guess.
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#3
I would say the MIM fender. And never buy a bass going on looks, they are one of the least important things
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#4
I've only played the SRX, and it was good, but I preferred my SR500, which is great, and it's the same price as the Rockbass.
#6
I'd go for the Warwick if you can stand the neck. Those things are God in bass form.
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#7
I suggest either an SRX705 or SR505. Preferrably the latter. Also, Schecter Stiletto Elite-5s aren't bad, I like it more than most Ibanezs. The 5 string is much more convenient, and once you get used to the Low B, you'll never want to go back to a 4 string; trust me.
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I suggest either an SRX705 or SR505. Preferrably the latter. Also, Schecter Stiletto Elite-5s aren't bad, I like it more than most Ibanezs. The 5 string is much more convenient, and once you get used to the Low B, you'll never want to go back to a 4 string; trust me.


why are you and MaX saying I should get the SRX500 over the SRX700?

Also, I know the SRX's give great lows, but are they good about mids as well? Those are the two most important things as far as sound goes.
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#10
it's SR505 not SRX505.. THe SR505 is one of the most successful basses made by Ibanez.. I dig it...but I haven't played an SRX700 before
#11
lol how many threads like these are you gonna make?

edit: if you like the SRX better, than get the srx. id go with a fender though, imo, they both look damn ugly. (i think jazz basses are ugly too, but not as ugly).
#12
the srx is better.
neck through and all. and the rock basses are horrible.
but personally id say get a musicman S.U.B.
as for 5 strings, totally overrated in my opinion. the low b sounds like crap even on high end basses and the necks are too wide and thin or too wide and fat.