Originally Posted by Rahee
I'm a bassist here in Bangladesh playing for about 3 months. I own a Ibanez GSR - 205, which I picked up as a beginner model bass. I mostly play rock bass and I'm inspired by Duff Mckagan. I'm also fascinated by progressive rock/metal music. The thing is I dont have clue how to upgrade my gear. Should I change my bass? Or should I make modifications. Musical instruments and accessories are pretty high-priced here( 37.5% tax! Go figure!
). What should I do considering the current scene?
lots and lots of choices out there. the best value will probably come from a used instrument, because of the lower price. that ibanez gsr is actually a really nice bass for the money, but if you like duff mckagan's tone, then it will probably be harder to get out of that bass' configuration. if i recall correctly, duff used a p/j configuration a lot live… something like a used fender jazz bass or fender p bass or fender p/j would get you in the ballpark. of course, there are lots of options from different manufacturers out there with similar pickup configurations, so it probably won't be hard to find something you like.