#1
Hey, I need some suggestions on what to get as a second bass.

Right, my current situation is that I play all kinds of music, although my predominant band that I play with is prog rock.

I currently own a Yamaha RBX375 5-String, and that's serving me very well indeed.

I play through either my Behringer BX1200 120 Watt Combo or Ashdown MAG C115-300 300 Watt Combo.

I also have a Boss ODB-3 Overdrive Pedal which I like to utilise now and then.


I am looking for a second bass to give me some other kind of sound options, to give me more versatility if you will. My budget will be most likely £300-£400 ($600-$800). I'm kinda torn as to what bass to get, a 6-string would be cool but a quality one would be hard to find at that price. I've also looked at getting a fretless bass, or a 4-string with a better slap tone.

Any suggestions?
#2
fender Jazz bass. trust me. once you try one, you don't any other bass.
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#3
try an ibanez BTB series. they look really freakin cool, and theyre right in that price range. heres a link to a 5 string http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-BTB455QM-Electric-5String-Bass?sku=515089 and a 4 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-BTB450QM-Electric-4String-Bass?sku=515088 check em out
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#4
ive played a few of fender jazz basses, and im not too fond of them my self, but they are amazing for slapping
to get a good one its like a grand, or more... i dono if theres a decent one out there for $800. Ide say look up what ever les claypool (primus) plays, when hes not playing his custome, because he uses all kinds of picking habits (slapping, popping, finger picking ect.) he also uses many different kinds of effects and stuff, and primus playes aboot any genre you can think of, ide say look that up and see what you can get
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try an ibanez BTB series. they look really freakin cool, and theyre right in that price range. heres a link to a 5 string http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-BTB455QM-Electric-5String-Bass?sku=515089 and a 4 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-BTB450QM-Electric-4String-Bass?sku=515088 check em out


Hmmm I'm not the biggest fan of Ibanez myself, I've played a couple and just don't like the feel of the them that much. I have played ONE that was really nice though, but can't remember what model it was...*slaps self*

I haven't had the opportunity to play a Fender J, but yeah they are a bit too expensive for me to purchase purely as a second bass. I envisage that, unless I get a mad fretless on which I love the tone, I will still play my Yamaha the most.
#6
You could pick up a used Warwick for that price. Maybe a Corvette (or a fretless if that is what you're in to). You can find some damn nice used Wicks and it would definitely give you a great rock tone. However the Corvettes can also be very versatile. Warwicks are not one dimensional and anyone who says that they are only useful in a rock setting has no idea what they are talking about. However many people find the Warwicks weight and neck design to be uncomfortable (however most of these people are huge ibanez fans due to the classic and thefitz certified "failed guitarist" neck) so you will definitely want to play one for some time before buying. If you find them to be uncomfortable I would have to second the motion for a J-Bass, which once again you could find used in your price range.
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try an ibanez BTB series. they look really freakin cool, and theyre right in that price range. heres a link to a 5 string http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-BTB455QM-Electric-5String-Bass?sku=515089 and a 4 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-BTB450QM-Electric-4String-Bass?sku=515088 check em out


AMEN! I love my BTB455. Sounds epic with a Tech 21 DI.