so i decided i needed an upgrade to my crappy sx bass.
my price range is really around $400 dollars but if its REALLY worth i might spend about $100 more.
What i'm looking for is a 5 string bass with some good versatility in tone even with a crap amp and with a fast neck
i was maybe lookin into a used schecter custom 5 string or ibanez sr505 if they had one but if not i need a good bass around 400.
My Gear:
-Laguna LE322
-Vox Valvetronix AD30VT
-Boss DS-1 Distortion Pedal
-Yamaha Bass (Idk what model)

To Get:
-New Humbucker Pickups
Check out the TalkBass.com Classified section... theres always some great used gear up there.

I would highly suggest the SR505 for your budget and tone requirements. It's never let me down through years of consistent abuse! Are you looking for a more punchy tone or a slightly brighter tone? The Ibby will give the punch, and the Shecter will be a little brighter.

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This may be above your price range but Jazz basses are very versatile and are known for their fast necks.


EDIT: I found this bass too. It's cheaper but you might sacrifice some quality. You really should try it out first.

Last edited by ThatGuy177 at Jul 31, 2008,
Quote by 14shadesofblue

the 3-Band EQ is amazing and offers all the versatility you will want for this price range and has a fast neck.

very good bass.

Also very beautiful

my two cents

Peavy Basic 60 bass amp
Fender American Precison W/Quarter pounders
Acoustic B100
I own a Traben Neo Custom 5 string...its amazing!
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ibanez SR series are really great, they have really fast necks IMO
My Gear

Squier VM p-bass(i chosed it over a fender!!!) with quarter pounder and gotoh 201!!
fender MIM P bass
epiphone SG 400