I had an Ibanez TR Expressionist Active / Passive sunburst. It was a great bass, very easy to play, but after 7 years I decided to look around for something newer and tried a few basses – I ended up buying a Fender squire vintage modified 4 String Natural Jazz.
I can’t believe how good this bass is – plays like it has been my bass all along. Great tone and looks cool too!
I play in a rock covers band and our guitarist said it sounds ‘mean’.
I didn’t like the feel of some of the newer Ibanez basses – too light and most had 24 frets which I didn’t need.
You need to choose a bass that feels and plays good for what you want to do – regardless of brand.
We became rich a lot later than I thought - now I'm too old to enjoy my money..... John Entwhistle