Currently i own an Ibanez Soundgear SR 500,i really like this bass,and it's sound,but i'm thinking that i could get it to sound more like 'me',i don't know if you get it hehe
What i'm looking for is a tone that would remind you of a Wal bass(similar to Justin Chancellor's),with a lot of Mid Range Punch to cut through distorted guitars and loud drummers,and a heavy low end so it would also support well the band.I play in a Prog Metal band,We make music that is somewhat similar to Dream Theater,Symphony X,Angra sometimes,but with a lot of tapped bass riffs and melodic lines that i would like to stand out more,while still retaining my ability to support the rest of the band.
I first thought about replacing the pickups,but after doing a lot of search here on TalkBass i'm inclined to believe getting a new OnBoard preamp would do much more for my sound,the problem is figuring out wich one would suit my needs for an aggressive punchy sound that would still be supportive with good lows.I also plan on buying some pickups next year,about 6 months for now.
So what do you guys think?i'm thinking about nordstrand because they're stock in ibanez higher end SR basses.
Sorry for my bad english :P i'm not a native speaker!
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