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Discussion in 'The Perfect Bass' started by pecBass, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. pecBass

    pecBass

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    I am a fairly new bass player and have been playing a low end Yamaha. I am looking to get my own and have $800-$1000 to spend.

    I am looking at Ibanez SR either the 700 or 1200e.

    I am playing with a praise team for church and will not be playing heavy metal type music.

    I want a nice instrument that I will be able to keep a while and grow with.

    I have tried the P-bass and J-bass but the Inbanez seem easier for me to play on.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. 4dog

    4dog

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    I play an Ibanez sr500 in PW band, it can cover so many sounds but it always has the ibanez growl, also use ESP LTD b-150 i think , havent played it much since getting the ibby, lol.
     
  3. pecBass

    pecBass

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    I found a new sr4xxv for about 2/3 the price of the new 1200e from a reputable dealer and pulled the trigger. Should be getting by eendof next week.

    They were going to include a free setup with the deal.

    Looking forward to getting it.
     
  4. gr8bassplayer

    gr8bassplayer

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    I highly recommend Schecter guitars. I play at my youth group at church and love my Stargazer 5 , which I got for around $500, but they were discontinued. It holds up easily against the AS Fenders and the Ibanez's.
     
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  6. Kukkiwanblack

    Kukkiwanblack

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    ALot of good basse sin that price range. For a new bass i would suggest a Brubaker Brute. They start around 600 bucks and are supposed to be same quality as 1500 dollar basses or higher. And when you actually get a better bass they make excellent backups. I've heard some and they sound good. they have quite a few options as well. Youtube 'em. My opinion
     
  7. inthebassclef

    inthebassclef Supporting Member

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    a killer bass for that price would be a used musicman sterling. Will give you active preamp and is really comfortable to play.
     
  8. ThePerfectBass

    ThePerfectBass Supporting Member

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    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  9. Trayster2

    Trayster2 Supporting Member

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    Keep the Yamaha and spend the money on lessons.
     
  10. elvinator

    elvinator

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    Check out MTD Basses. I have the Artist 5 string that I play in my worship band. Really nice.

    tim
     

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