#1
I'm asking for a new bass for Christmas and/or my birthday and i need some suggestions on what to look at. Im looking at a max of $300 US. As for tone, i want versatility, pop when i want it, warm low tone when i want it. All that i have actualy played is the Squire Standard Jazz Bass and i loved it, but i want some other basses to look at. Your help is greatly appreciated.
#2
Try their VM Jazz
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#3
is this a 'new' bass or a first bass?
what do you already have?
squier basses are pretty solid though
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#4
Its a new bass, ive been playing for about a year with my thunderbird(you can see why i want versatility) and a fender rumble 25 amp.
#5
from what i hear (though i've never played one) thunderbirds are pretty middy, as are jazz basses - so from that perspective you'd be better off with a p-bass or stingray.

if i were you though i'd save up a bit more money, before branching out tonally and know what you want.

though i'd say a pj-bass might be good. check out the ibanez gsr maybe?

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/bass_guitars/ibanez/gsr_200/index.html
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#6
Trust me, if i could afford a sting ray i'd be all over it, literally, i was looking at the GSR, i will definantly try it out.
#7
Squier Jazz or Precision Bass.
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from what i hear (though i've never played one) thunderbirds are pretty middy, as are jazz basses - so from that perspective you'd be better off with a p-bass or stingray.


http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/bass_guitars/ibanez/gsr_200/index.html



Good recommendation on thes stingray and p-bass, but thunderbirds and jazz basses share little more than a 'signature' growl, which is different for each. Jazz basses will give a completely different tone to a T-bird, end of story. And IMLE, stingrays (And certainly my Bongo) are middy as hell, it is actually more or less what gives them their signature tone (Among the intense treble they possess).
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#9
If you like the Stingray tone, try an Ibanez ATK. Very Ray-like and will save you a lot of money.
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