Trying to find a right bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bssie, Nov 7, 2012.


  1. Bssie

    Bssie

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    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to find myself a good bass to play melodic hardcore on (Heart in Hand, For the fallen Dreams, The Ghost Inside, Parkway Drive). Can anyone help me out on this? I have no idea where to look for something like it..

    Thanks!
  2. ericdanger13

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    Ibanez soundgears are decent basses for the price. Not to be rude but can i assume breakdowns and downstep tuning.
  3. Bssie

    Bssie

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    Yep, CGCF and breakdowns is pretty much the idea ;) The music is pretty technical aswell though. Well not all of it, but what we are writing at the moment is;) Thanks!
  4. Bssie

    Bssie

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    By the way, I am just checking out the Ibanez website, but I have no clue which category would suit the music..
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  6. ericdanger13

    ericdanger13

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    Sdgrs are going to be fine. I would tell you to find a used sr600.
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

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  8. Immigrant

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    Win!:D

    OP, honestly just get a decent five string and slap some heavy strings on it. Ibbys are OK for that, and that's hard for me to say because I really don't like Ibby SRs below the 700 series.
  9. ChuckTrucks

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    Honestly for deathcore you need a Spector NS-4 to get that growl and punch underneath all the drop tuned guitars and hard hitting bass drums. Lots of maple with EMG active humbuckers.

    Or perhaps a nice Roscoe with Bartolini Soapbars, ash body, a nice walnut top and a wenge wedge neck.
  10. kurosawa

    kurosawa Supporting Member

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    Buy the cheapest bass and best amp you can with your money, and buy used.
  11. Wallace320

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    It's a volume only mahogany neckthru bass, if memory serves, but, avoiding the "signature hype", honestly you can dial very same sound off an SRX 360, sporting same mahogany body, PFR pickups and AccuCast bridge, but bolt on and pricing less than $. 360.00/$. 400.00

    Cheers,
    Wallace
  12. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

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    Any bass with proper technique will work.
  13. Bssie

    Bssie

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    Thanks for all the reactions guys, atleast now I have something to look for ;)

    1 more question though, are there any specific features form which I can see that this is the kind of bass I am looking for?
  14. Wallace320

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    Those are super polepieced passive humbuckers with active two band electronics thru mahogany bodies.

    So the only limit is that, without proper pedalboard or dedicate
    fxchain, these are monovoiced rumblin' basses
    They can roar like thunder, but with very low definition, unless
    you at least play'em by picks...

    They're the best for everything "'core", even if, for melodic hardcore, I really prefer my Ibanez RD900

    But it's impossible to find new... it's a 2005 model and, to stay VIP, was, together with ATK series, the bass played by Greg Kriesel from OffSpring, so you see... way more melodic.

    Cheers,
    Wallace

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