#1
right the bassist in my band is after a new bass and is looking at BC's. But I have heard that cheap BC guitars are quite poor quality, is this the same for bass?
He's looking at the Warlok Vortex sig and the mockingbird heritage.
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#2
I'd try getting him to buy an ESP LTD bass instead.
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#4
Only the High end BC Rich are decent. Still for the amount you have to pay i would get something else.
The low end BC Rich are so bad that i wouldnt even use them to light the fire place.

Zombie Exotic Classic Bass
mockingbird heritage

are probably the only half decent ones.

He is probably better off getting something else...
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#5
uhh i'm not soo sure exact numbers, I think it's around the £200 mark possibly going up further but it won't be much further.
I've suggested the squire Mike Dirnt sig 'cos at the moment we're just starting off really and doing covers of greenday, offspring and blink 182 with one metallica song as well. So thought the squire would be more suited, soundwise, to what we're gunna be playing
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#6
i can say from experience that even the NJ series are very poor and not worth the money at all. i'd really recommend he drop the idea of getting a "shape" bass and get a brilliant, comfortable instrument instead.
#7
is there any particular brand that does comfortable, decent sounding basses for the kind of £200 - 250 range?
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is there any particular brand that does comfortable, decent sounding basses for the kind of £200 - 250 range?



yamaha, ibanez, schecter check those brands mate
#9
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is there any particular brand that does comfortable, decent sounding basses for the kind of £200 - 250 range?


I'm not sure how much a Mexican Fender costs in Britain but if it's close to the North American price then I'd suggest a P-bass or J-bass.
#10
BC Rich basses are cheap for sure, in terms of quality moreso than price! Stay away from buying an instrument that you think will give you "Attitude", you are better off getting something that sounds great that you can keep for several years. You don't see amyn 25 year old bassists palying Warlock basses...not that theres anything inherently wrong with that!

My point is, tell him to spend his money on the TONE he wants, not the look he wants. If it's look you are after, you are better off achieving that through stage presence, playing style, and wardrobe.
#12
200 250 mark buy an ibanez they urinate all over b.c.rich (unless your spending 600 plus)
#14
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Ibanez blows, B.C. Rich blows, get an ESP/LTD.

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#15
I don't think you'll get a mexi for £200-250. closer to £350 i think, and from my local its over £400. Squier basses, Ibanez, T-bird if you really find that sound attractive, most don't
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#16
kill him, if he thinks BC Riches look cool, he does not deserve life.
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Ibanez blows, B.C. Rich blows, get an ESP/LTD.

No. Ibanez kick ass. Definitley get him to check out Squiers, yahmaha and Ibanezes
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#18
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kill him, if he thinks BC Riches look cool, he does not deserve life.

But... but... the Mockingbird is awesome!
#20
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But... but... the Mockingbird is awesome!


I'll let it slide this time.

seriously, try Ibanez, Schecter, maybe some MIM Fenders. good, nice sound, versatile, good solid feel.
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#21
I'd like to say that he should probably settle for an ESP, i have an LTD ESP B-50, was my first bass, and i love it and still do.
I also own a BC-Rich Zonbie Exotic Classic and i can say i do prefer the zombie but on the budget of £200 you wont get a zombie exotic anywhere, you can however get an ESP. Get him to drop into local guitar shops and try stuff out really, best way.

Before people start raving about how bad BC's are id like to say your wrong, i agree lower end ones are, but try higher end ones like my zombie and you'll see the difference. I'm not stating they're the best for their price range though, but hell it looks immense.
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