#1
hey guys for xmas i am looking to get a left handed bass guitar i was wondering of the ones that i am looking at, what one would you guys recommend and if theres something else in the $400-500au price range that you would think would be better please tell me!

Ibanez GSR200FM $500 http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/bass/ibanez/eb_page1b67.html

Yamaha RBX270 $465 http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/bass/yamaha/RBX270.htm

Washburn XB120 $470 http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/bass/washburn/XB120.htm

I listen to alot of metal like arch enemy, in flames, megadeth, iced earth, CoF etc. and the reviews for the washburn say thats its a great beginner metal bass also i do plan to learn how to slap aswell..
i all ready have an amp ( Behringer Ultrabass BX1200 )
Last edited by Blue? at Nov 21, 2007,
#2
I would suggest you buy the Ibanez. And then throw out your Behringer and buy yourself a decent amp. The Yamaha and Washburn wouldn't suit your style, or the style you are tending to.
The jazz student
#4
Quote by jazz_croatia
And then throw out your Behringer and buy yourself a decent amp.

Dude!! he's asking about fairly beginner basses... what makes you think he can afford or would even need a new amp!!??


I agree with eaton1012, try to get somewhere where you can play them. Chances are you walk away with a different guitar than you planed on. I was set on buying either a Peavey or a Squire but walked away with an Ibanez GSR200FM!
#5
First off, you linked to the Yamaha RBX374 not the 270.

Can't speak in regard to the other two but I own the 270 and I love it. Highly recommend it as a beginner bass. Nice range of tones for the price, and personally I think it has a great bright and slap tone. I play metal and it works good for that too. I'd say try them all out though, and see which suits you best.
#6
I'd go with the Ibanez, for your style of playing. But the Washburn would work too. To be honest, I personally hate Yamaha's basses...but that might just be me.
The.
#7
thanks for the replies, i got given the amp a few days ago so im not really going to go look at selling it and getting a new one right away.

how many frets would be the minimum, would 20 be cutting it close?
also i will try them out when i do go in the next week.
#10
I'd vote for the Ibanez. I play one and im totally satisfied with it. I think its probably the best in this price range. But if you can afford a few more dollars i suggest You should consider the Ibanez SRX series for example this one: http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/eb_page.php?AREA_ID=3&PAGE_ID=259&COLOR=CL01
its not much more expensive (at least here in Hungary) but it's a lot better. It has 24 frets and MM pickups. Also the electronics are better. (i dont know if the GSR200 you want to buy is passive or active but i meant this for the active version)
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#12
Quote by KevnTone
u said up to #500??

look at this
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-C4-4String-Bass-Guitar?sku=513120

its a very nice sounding, nice looking "metalish" bass.

oh ya and i dont know where you're getting $500 for
that ibanez...
its only a $230 bass

holy hell
looking at the store that seems to be the cheapest in Australia it costs $1,369 that and im left handed not right handed,
its a pitty that musicians friend only ship a limited number of brands and hardly any of them make guitars/basses internationally.

thanks for the suggestions it looks like my first pick will be the ibanez but i will try them all.