Hallo people of the Ultimate guitar forums . I am looking for a new bass guitar. I play in a band and we like to play hard rock and metal. I am thinking of getting a Hellfire bass guitar from Halo. Now ive heard they are bad. SO im hoping u lot can give good advice on whether or not to get it. And if i shouldnt get it what else should i get.


Last edited by cusclade at Apr 6, 2008,
The dean I tried was pretty rubbish, but I don't know, it may suit what you play.
Maybe look into some Ibanez basses? I've heard some good things.
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Do not go for BC Rich or Dean, they look metal but that's about as far as it goes.

Take a look at Schecter, Ibanez and Spector for a more modern sound or a good old Squier Precision or Jazz bass for a more old-school sound.
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I'd recommend Ibanez and Yamaha, try out some.
They've both got some pretty good five strings.
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try ibanez
the SR series are really great
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spector basses. exactly what you need. give me a price range i could probably find a good one for you too
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price isnt an issue

then maybe a warwick, try one
i have heard they are ment for metal
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price isnt an issue

well then, Fender Jazz Deluxe MIA, Warwick, Musicman, Lakland, G&L, or Rickenbacker. if price isn't an issue. have the Fender Custom Shop build one for you.
shouldn't be more than $2500 to $4000. what a bargain. for accurate advice, we need a price limit. if money is not an issue, see the "dream bass" thread.
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So, you want to do metal? Do you want to blend in the background, or stand out?

For the former, go with an Ibanez, Spector, or a StingRay (I'd say StingRay 5), or MIA Precision Deluxe.

To stand out, go with a Rickenbacker, MIA Jazz, Warwick, or Lakland Jazz-style.

Also, what kind of amp/cab/combo are you using?
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depends how much money you have if your at about the 400-500 range do yourself a favor and get schecter for sure.