No preferences except price?!
...and where do you live? UK?
A couple of my GAS-basses these days:
Ibanez SR500: Probably one of the best basses I have played as far as playability and ergonomics is concerned, regardless of price. I just love the feel of smooth neck wood, rather than the sticky gloss surfaces of many basses. Same goes for the body. The feeling of real wood is hard to beat. And the balance is superb. Sound wise I love the two humbuckers, and the electronics allow for great flexibility. It seemed to me that the fretwork was great, too. A players bass.
Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ: Yes, a Squier(!) This is a rather new product. I was very surprised about the great playability (even if we are in glossyland here). Nice weight and balance, and the best thing is that for such an inexpensive instrument, those PJ pickups have a very distinct sound and allow for a lot of tonal variations. Squier will always have some sample variation, so I'd recommend to play before you buy, to be sure about the qualities of YOUR bass.
Music is rhythm and melody. The bass covers both. - Fretless Club #785. Norwegian bass players #106. Mediocre bass players #844. Cort club. Ibanez club #1027. Mooer club #14.
Last edited by Shardik : 08-30-2013 at 07:48 AM.