#1
Bass time. I've gotten quite old of my Yamaha, and am looking to buy a new axe...
The thing is, I can never find what I like at either music shops that are around me.

So if you guys would be so kind, I have about a 500$(us) budget, and am looking to have a smoother jazz-indie rock kind of tone.

Here is what I have for possibilities so far.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Schecter-Stiletto-Custom4-Bass?sku=513049

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Washburn-Taurus-T24-NeckThru-Electric-Bass-Guitar?sku=514509

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Grind-Bass-4-BXP-NTB-Electric-Bass-Guitar?sku=511363

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-70s-Jazz-Bass?sku=519639

I play into a Eden WT800 head into a Epifani 4*12 cab, so im pretty much set amp wise
#2
The Squier would usually have decent wood, but a hardware upgrade is almost necessary.
#3
First off, Schecter+smooth=no. I know some will disagree, but to me the bass is just to hot for that smoothed out jazz sound. Although it sounds to me you're really just after an indie-rock tone, which the Schecter will probably do nicely.

Actually, instead of the Squier, consider this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Deluxe-Active-Jazz-Bass-?sku=511595

It is much more along the same lines as the others as far as features and quality go.

The most important thing is that you get out and try some of these basses.
#4
hi
why not try another Yamaha, there a good axe for the money and there is a lot of choice of models to chose. you seemed to have got use to your old one maybe thats why you don't like anything else as the Yamaha tends to fit you playing better than the others.
have a look at the Yamaha RBX4 a2
cheers
bill
Last edited by bill reed at May 1, 2008,
#5
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First off, Schecter+smooth=no. I know some will disagree, but to me the bass is just to hot for that smoothed out jazz sound. Although it sounds to me you're really just after an indie-rock tone, which the Schecter will probably do nicely.

Actually, instead of the Squier, consider this: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Deluxe-Active-Jazz-Bass-?sku=511595

It is much more along the same lines as the others as far as features and quality go.

The most important thing is that you get out and try some of these basses.


On the point of the Schecter, yes it does have a hot output, but the bass can still sound warm. If you EQ it right, you cant get a smooth jazzy tone. Plus with the Eden, that will come easily

It really comes down to whether you want single coils. If you do, you may as well get the Fender. But here is my problem with the Standard MIM. They are the bottom of the barrel as far as Fender goes. For companies like Schecter and Ibanez, you are getting closer to their high range stuff, so you get more features. Its kinda hard to explain, but I think the standard MIMs are not worth it.
#6
hey sorry it took me so long to reply haha long day at work

thanks soooo much for the input, you guys are helping me out a ton! I've played the Schecter before, it was pretty awesome IMO, and I really dig the white finish haha.

I'm pretty much judging the rest on the finishes and user reviews on MF, and Harmony Central and what not.
#7
I'd try out playing a fender jazz bass. I think they play great for indie-rock and it has the jazz sound. A lot of people have them though, so if you're looking for something unique I wouldn't go with this bass.
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