My friend's birthday's coming up, and I've got like...a $250-300 budget for a bass. I've been looking for a solid, affordable bass from ESP (or another brand...) that I can get him. Any suggestions?

Thx ppl.
Buying your friend a bass? That's pretty generous.

I would personally recommend the Squier Vintage Modified series basses, or a Peavey Millenium bass. Very solid beginner-intermediate basses that play well and will last a long time.
Thanks =) The Peavey Mellenium looks pretty good...I'll look into that one.
I do have esp-ltd 55
5 strings its pretty good
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You, sir, are a great friend.Look at the peavy grind basses, you can probably get one for under 350 at Ebay.
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