#1
So I had an Ibanez SRX2EX1, http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SRX2EX1-4String-Bass?sku=514310 , and hated recording with it. There was a bit of noise in the pickups and it was a pain to play. I am now getting a new bass with a budget of 500ish. I record direct in, and like the sound to be very smooth like in a jazz bass. I am considering buying either the yamaha superlight

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-RBX4A2-Lightweight-Double-Cutaway-Bass?sku=514259 ,

or the fender jazz bass standard. If anyone else records direct in like I do and gets a good sound from their bass, please give me suggestions lol. I really look forward to a bass that doesnt sound like elephant rape.
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#2
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I record direct in, and like the sound to be very smooth like in a jazz bass.


How about... a jazz bass?

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Jazz-Bass?sku=516042
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#3
I'd say get the jazz.
All ibanez basses just feel really cheap to me.
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#4
Buy a Mogami cable while you're at it, those things are the bomb.
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Quote by LikidySplitz
So I had an Ibanez SRX2EX1, http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ibanez-SRX2EX1-4String-Bass?sku=514310 , and hated recording with it. There was a bit of noise in the pickups and it was a pain to play. I am now getting a new bass with a budget of 500ish. I record direct in, and like the sound to be very smooth like in a jazz bass. I am considering buying either the yamaha superlight

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Yamaha-RBX4A2-Lightweight-Double-Cutaway-Bass?sku=514259 ,

or the fender jazz bass standard. If anyone else records direct in like I do and gets a good sound from their bass, please give me suggestions lol. I really look forward to a bass that doesnt sound like elephant rape.
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You're insane, I LOVE my SRX2EX1. I'm upgrading to schecter though.
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#6
God I hate those Yamahas--they lack an organic warm sound and feel like plastic to me. Its the gimmick of the century.

Get the Fender--my two cents/pence.
#7
Maybe you can find a MusicMan SUB. Great bass, and I think they are around 500?


And yes, I know they dont make 'em anymore, but he may be lucky. If not, get the Jazz.
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#8
I love Jazz basses, so go with a Jazz.
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God I hate those Yamahas--they lack an organic warm sound and feel like plastic to me. Its the gimmick of the century.

Get the Fender--my two cents/pence.

oh my gosh. truer words have never been spoken. the worst bass I actually expected to sound good was that AIR one? with the overly light center and the lights in the knobs? terrible. something was wrong with the mids in that bass, and it felt too light, like it was one of those balls in a Play pit at Chuck E Cheese shaped like a bass. eww.

the Fender should be fine. though I like SRX.
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#10
Now now, I kinda liked the Yamaha. Didn't spend much time with it plugged in, but I remember the 5-string string spacing being surprisingly good for a non-Fender.

And they're one of the few bolt-on basses Yamaha makes that don't look like Happy Meal versions of Fenders.
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#11
Anything with decent pickups will sound good....it may not feel as good as some more expensive basses, but the sound of a cheap bass can get close enough that the difference is inaudible in a recording.
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