#1
Hi, I am looking for a new bass that is a) lighter than mine
b) sounds better
c) easy to play
d)and costs between $100- $300

my current bass is a B.C. Rich Bronze warlock, and i play ska. (for those of you who dont know what ska is i'll give you a little equation. Reggae + punk + Horns = Ska).

For a while I have thought about getting a Squier standard P bass special, but im just not sure. If anyone can help me I would be extremely grateful. Thanks
#2
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz bass. For what you want, it's ideal.
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#3
thanks! even for the ska part? what about the squier standard jazz bass, is there any difference? i'm not so into the color of the vintage...
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#4
Look at the Vintage Modified Precision Bass.
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#5
There's a huge difference in build quality between standard and vintage modified. Vintage modified is the best Squier makes. I'd get that or the precision version. The jazz has a maple body, so it has extreme clarity to the tone, great if you can't stand very bassy tones that tend to get lost in the mix. The precision has more "thump" to it. Try both if you can.
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#6
ok cool thanks. i made the mistake over ordering my last bass online without trying it out at the store. wont make that error again.
#7
VM jazz is as good if not better than a MIM Fender, great value for money, and would sound great playing ska, as bass is well important in ska and the J pickups will give some great clarity...
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#9
^why not?

he didn't know they sucked, he probably thought it'd be funny.

the VM will work for ska, either one. also try Ibanez, the GSR200 is what I have and it can do most genres very proficiently.
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#11
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WHat the hell were you thinking getting a warlock for ska?

thats the point i wasnt. lol it was a big mistake ok. and i was more into punk when i bought it so there.
#12
does the VM J-bass come in any different colors? also at my local guitar center the Fret-less version is cheaper. should i go fret-less for ska?
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#14
Dont get a fretless for ska, ska needs punch, and no, no other colours sadly, but you get it re coloured, if you so wish, right now Im pondering getting my Mustang recoloured Lake Placid Blue, as a guy ar PMT knows a guy who does it very very well!
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#15
i should be picking up my Squier VM Jazz bass this monday/tuesday/wensday. (they are currently out of stock but they said they are getting a shipment of them early next week!)
Thanks for all your advice guys!
#16
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my current bass is a B.C. Rich Bronze warlock, and i play ska. (for those of you who dont know what ska is i'll give you a little equation. Reggae + punk + Horns = Ska).


Actually ska is a precedent of reggae. And it evolved into a more punkish type (the 2 tone) in the 70's when ska came to the UK.
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But on topic:
I'd go for a Squier VM P bass or an OLP MM. I find both better sounding for ska than a jazz.
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Dont get a fretless for ska, ska needs punch, and no, no other colours sadly, but you get it re coloured, if you so wish, right now Im pondering getting my Mustang recoloured Lake Placid Blue, as a guy ar PMT knows a guy who does it very very well!

only do this if you can get a yellow with a happyface pickguard.
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#20
I believe Sting used a fretless P bass for Roxanne. Correct me if Im wrong though.
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I believe Sting used a fretless P bass for Roxanne. Correct me if Im wrong though.

Sting is a bit more of a dub bassist. but his main bass for the longest time was a fretless Ibanez. so I guess a fretless can work, but only if you're trying to sound dubby. whick means bigger emphasis on reggae than punk in the bassline.
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