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New 5-string bass needed

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by subhomoy mitra, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    I play in 4 bands. I play funk, Indian folk, rock and pop. I already own an esp ltd b155dx. Looking for a good five string bass within $800.
     
  2. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    Please help me decide what bass to get? give me your suggestions as soon as possible.
     
  3. JCheung

    JCheung Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2013
    Herndon, VA
    Maybe a used Fender P5, used MM stingray or sterling 5 stringer, or a new SBMM ray35 (notice there will be color options for this one later this year)
     
  4. Cyborg

    Cyborg Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Lowcountry, SC
    Do you want new or used? Active or passive? It sounds like you are wanting a swiss-army knife of basses. I don't know anything about Indian Folk music, so my suggestions may be "off".

    SBMM Ray-35
    MIM Fender Jazz V
    G&L Tribute L2500
    Ibanez SR505, SR605 or SR705
     
  5. Wallace320

    Wallace320

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    I just add
    Yamaha Trb1005j
    Yamaha Bb425x (this one's cheaper)=half the other pricetags
    Yamaha BB1025x

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  6. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    I do not have many options here in India, so whenever I go to the USA for a tour with my band, I will have to purchase it then. Problem is that we don't stay in each city for long and the music stores (including GC) have very few options in the store. Whatever u want, u have to order. So I hardly have the option of playing before purchasing.

    And ya I did try out the yamahas, liked only the ten but the Yamaha authorised dealer here is asking f for over $1600. That is way off my budget.
     
  7. rogypop

    rogypop

    Jan 10, 2009
    Croatia
    Check the G&L l2500 tribute, its a great axe and within your budget.
     
  8. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    I meant, out of the Yamaha I liked only the trb.
     
  9. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    I had these in mind- fender mim active deluxe jazz bass, schecter Damien elite 5, esp ltd f415fm, fender mim standard v jazz bass, Ibanez Sr 505, Ibanez atk 805. Now please help me choose.
     
  10. If you don't have time to browse for something used, pick up a Carvin B50. Well under your cash limit. But, if you can find the time to browse a little for something used, pick up a Carvin anyway.:D
     
  11. Solarmist

    Solarmist Supporting Member

    An Ibanez SR505/605/705 are much nicer basses than the LTD B155DX ... I've had 2 of those, and sold both. There is a huge difference in neck profiles, and the Bart 3band EQ is more powerful, and clearer sounding.

    Go to your local GC & music stores, and try stuff out ... see what you like.
     
  12. Wallace320

    Wallace320

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    An' I say (like Eric Clapton on "I shot the Sheriff"):
    - Fender MIM Standard Jazz V, to stay passive and effective
    - Ibanez Atk 805e Premium, to stick to a Precision wise neck, a SterlingRay wise active bass and an Ibanez trademark three band equalizer

    Cheers,
    Wallace
     
  13. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    How does the g&l tribute l2500 compare to the musicman stingray, and the previous mentioned basses?
    How is the mid range growl of the g&l?
     
  14. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
    Also give me feedback on difference between g&l tribute l2500 and g&l tribute m2500.
     
  15. subhomoy mitra

    subhomoy mitra

    Sep 12, 2011
    yes
  16. dannnnn

    dannnnn Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Columbia, SC
    A Lakland 55-01 might be something to consider.
     
  17. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    +1,000

    Or a used 55-02 - if you can swing a few extra rupees. This is *my* Swiss army knife.
     



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