Originally Posted by Ian Perge
I think this thread shows one of Schecter's problems in moving beyond starter/beginner players and Teh \M/etal Dudez... 42 lines of Basses that are 95% similar in design, woods & electronics that seem to mainly call out to "Guitarists Who Are Covering On Bass In This Band", and if not which simply confuse the player looking for something that stands out!... in a good way. The basses that have caught my eyes are the Stargazers, the Diamond P/DC, and the 004 Ricky-esque line from a few years back.
I agree. Brands like Schecter, ESP, Ibanez, etc focus heavily on appealing to the metal guys but have a few models that are "non metal" and kick some serious butt. I used my DeLeo sig in metal bands for years. I am a traditional style bass kind of guy at heart but am also a metal bassist. Leo Fender did it right and I like to stay along the P style for basses.
I mean look at what Steve Harris uses and that dude is one of the greatest metal bassist ever.