#1
Hey everyone!I want to buy a 4-string bass guitar,with price around 1200$...I play progressive metal,but I don't wantmy bass to sound lke a typical metal bass guitar...Do you have any suggestions???
#2
Don't get a typical "metal" bass and go for something with a really unique tone eg. squier pete wentz sig.......... the tones so great it doesn't even need a tone knob!!!!

Ok that last part was a joke... I'd say go for something which you feel is versatile, dont limit yourself to one specific style of music. You can get good metal tones out of just about any bass depending on how you eq. it
#3
Warwick Thumb - ibanez SR / Prestige - Schecter Omen / C4 - MusicMan Stingray - Peavey Grind and for double your budget.... Modulus
#4
Id go with the Warwick or Ibanez ^
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Fender Jazz, but don't get a Mexican one!!!


The Mexican basses are sometimes just as good if not better...

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#9
I checked out the Warwick Thumb but I find it too expensive...What about a Warwick Corvette???
#10
No one's mentioned Spector, so I will.

I'd love to have that budget--go down to the music store and try everything in that budget. That's a good 2 hours at my local. There is such differences in playability and tone in that price range that you are literally going to be faced with a feast of choices. And try a few above that range--the used market is heating up again and you can find some great deals right now on higher end instruments.
#11
I live in Greece,and here for some unexplained reasen,that prices are a bit higher than every other europoean country...So I search for instruments in the net...Also here there is a man tha builts handcrafted basses with prices tarting from 1000 euro...Should I also check out his basses???
#13
sure. walk into his shop, be respectful, and start playing one after asking permission. I pissed off one guy by just playing his handmade bass so much he refused to sell me any of his strings.

and also, G&L, Fender, Ibanez, and definitely Warwick.
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I checked out the Warwick Thumb but I find it too expensive...What about a Warwick Corvette???


The Corvettes are just as well built as the Thumbs, however they have slightly different features, and I find the thumbs to have a slightly rounder tone, while the tone of the corvettes is massively influenced by the body wood.

The Ash bodied ones have a very bright sound with a high midrange growl.

The bubinga bodies give a much heavier sound, with a deeper growl, while still retaining plenty of clarity.
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#15
I would say get a musicman stingray or spector rox 4 i think there both good bass's and look into some ibanez 5 strings.
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No one's mentioned Spector, so I will.

I'd love to have that budget--go down to the music store and try everything in that budget. That's a good 2 hours at my local. There is such differences in playability and tone in that price range that you are literally going to be faced with a feast of choices. And try a few above that range--the used market is heating up again and you can find some great deals right now on higher end instruments.


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I can't get enough of Spector. Try one out though and see how you like it. The necks are slightly thicker though, if that's a problem.
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check the schecter stilletto series, the spector bass, yamaha basses are really good specially the trb series

and then he made the Attitude bass, and he saw that it was good...
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praise the lord for making THE ATTITUDE BASS TESTIFY TESTIFY !

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