#1
I have been playing for a while now and i think its time to upgrade basses. I was thinking either an Ibanez BTB or a Traben pheonix and im a bit stuck on what would be better. Any opinions on what to go for?
#2
Try out both before buying. I've heard bad things about both. Look into the Ibanez SRX models if you're looking for humbuckers (which those two basses have)
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#3
those are nice. also see MIM Fenders. nice basses.
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#4
the traben has good sound but it's quite heavy also the neck is a bit wider than the ibanez I've played it but found it a little awkward because I have small hands although I would give it my own thumbs up

I havent tried that model Ibanez but in general I find them to be light and smooth to play

just like Cliff said it's dow to your prefference at the end of the day
go out t a shop give both of them a run for their money
it may turn out that neither suits you
#5
the ibanez btb are good basses I own one the btb 200 and even though is the most basic model of all btb models I can get a great sound

bout the Traben I tried the Array model and its a nice bass like skullreken they are quite heavy

also you should check the schecters and the spectors
#6
Ibanez, in my opinion, are the best starter basses.

The BTB is a good bass, but I agree with Cliff, get you some of that SRX. Mmm, tasty.
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